Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is seen as a starting-caliber running back capable of taking over for impending free-agent RB Lamar Miller.
Huddle Up: There's not much to go on as the 2015 fifth-round pick only had 187 yards on 49 carries in nine games as a rookie, and to boot the Dolphins have brought in a new coaching staff.
Von Miller - LB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos impending free-agent LB Von Miller likely will receive the franchise tag this offseason if the two sides are not able to agree on a long-term contract, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Miller's already-high pricetag jumped a bracket or two after his dominating performance in the AFC title game, and if he follows up with a similar effort in Super Bowl 50, the franchise tag might be even more of a definite possibility.
Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
According to an ESPN report Sunday, Feb. 7, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is telling people close to him he is planning to retire this offseason.
Huddle Up: Of course, we've heard this for a few seasons now, but the numbers -- he turns 30 in April, he had only 417 yards in seven games and, most importantly, would a count a league-RB-high $11.5 million against the Seattle cap if he plays this season -- and the emergence of rookie RB Thomas Rawls this past season seem to indicate that this indeed might be the end for Lynch.
Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon must convince NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he won't slip up again in the future in order to be reinstated. 'Our No. 1 issue here is to prevent these things from happening,' Goodell said Friday, Feb. 5. 'I'm hopeful that Josh understands that he's going to have to conduct himself differently going forward to be a member of the NFL and to be representing the Cleveland Browns, or any team in the NFL.'
Huddle Up: Oddly, Gordon's troubles have been put in the back-burner and even pale in comparison to that of current Browns QB Johnny Manziel. Gordon, though, has served his time and look for him to be reinstated for the 2016 season.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he has not been cleared to run at this time. Bell suffered a torn medial collateral ligament during the season.
Huddle Up: Time is still very much on Bell's side, and we'll most definitely monitor his progress throughout the offseason.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was named the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Huddle Up: No surprise here after a history-making 35-TD-pass, 10-rushing-TD season, and now the challenge is to become the first NFL MVP to win the Super Bowl in the same season since the Rams' Kurt Warner in 1999.
Todd Gurley - RB - St. Louis Rams
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley was named the 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Huddle Up: After finishing third in the league with 1,106 rushing yards while playing 13 games, Gurley lived up to his massive first-year expectations, and he'll be one of the first RBs off the board in re-draft leagues this summer.
Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota was praised by retired QB Kurt Warner. 'I thought he exceeded a lot of expectations,' Warner said. 'There were things he did really well and made some great decisions. There's a lot of things he can build off of, a lot to like.'
Huddle Up: Mariota threw for two or more TDs in half of his 12 games and finished his rookie year with 19 scores and 10 interceptions, so there are definitely things to build on heading into Year Two.
Roddy White - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White was praised by head coach Dan Quinn, and the team is leaning toward keeping White on the team in 2016. 'We are still going through it,' Quinn said Thursday, Feb. 4. 'We're getting there. We are not there yet, but we're getting close.'
Huddle Up: Of course, it's likely to hinge on $$$ as the 34-year-old wideout is due to count $6.14 million against the cap next season after catching a nine-year low 43 passes for 506 yards and one TD in 2015.
Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill was sacked 45 times in 2015 and has absorbed 184 over his four-year career, the most in the NFL over that time.
Huddle Up: This makes Tannehill's accomplishments over the past four seasons even more impressive, and you'd have to think the Dolphins' pass protection only is going to get better under new offensive-minded head coach Adam Gase.
Mike Tolbert - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert (knee) practiced in full all week and is probable to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Huddle Up: Tolbert is well-renowned as a fantasy vulture, but surprisingly that so much the case during the regular season as he scored only four -- one rushing and three receptions -- of the team's 59 total TDs.
Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
Carolina Panthers CB Josh Norman said he doesn't expect to line up at all against Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders in Super Bowl 50. Norman is expected to cover Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas instead.
Huddle Up: Drawing the main attention of an All-Pro CB is only the latest bad news for Thomas, who has caught only six of his 15 post-season targets for 52 yards and no scores.
Thomas Davis - LB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (forearm) is expected to start in Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos, according to head coach Ron Rivera. 'Yes, yes I do (expect Davis to start) based on everything I'm seeing from him right now and what the doctors have talked about -- they talk about him every day and we go over everything he's done and what they're seeing. That's been a huge plus.' Rivera said. 'He actually took a shot in the arm yesterday and said 'I'm fine. That felt pretty good.''
Huddle Up: The 32-year-old linebacker already has garnered much admiration after breaking his right arm in the NFC Championship Game, and will be an instant inspiration to his teammates on Sunday. Now the only question is how effective he'll be as a tackler.
Todd Gurley - RB - St. Louis Rams
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley said all is well with his foot Friday, Feb. 5, and he's doing off-season training in Los Angeles.
Huddle Up: The rookie missed the season finale against the 49ers after compiling 1,294 total yards in 13 games, and will be a top-five pick in fantasy drafts next summer.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (abdomen) is feeling better after surgery to repair a sports hernia he sustained in Week 3. 'It's been two weeks now,' Hurns said. 'The first week was real tough, real sore. It was tough to do anything as far as yawning, sneezing, coughing - all of that. Right now, I'm moving around a lot better.'
Huddle Up: That means Hurns played hurt -- and played well -- last season, finishing with 64 receptions for 1,031 yards and 10 TDs, teaming with fellow second-year wideout Allen Robinson to give the Jags (yes, the Jags) one of the league's best WR tandems.
Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning knows he likely won't be back with the Broncos if he decides to play in 2016, according to Archie Manning.
Huddle Up: The hope for the Broncos is that Manning rides off into the sunset after the Super Bowl, at which point Denver can turn its attention to re-signing free agent-to-be Brock Osweiler. If, however, Peyton decides to play another season then things get dicey.
Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he wants to sign a new deal to stay with the team but would also play if he is given the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: New coach Dick Koetter has indicated he plans to have Martin at his disposal this season, so one way or another you have to figure the Buccaneers will find a way to keep him around for at least 2016 if not long-term.
Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson listed finding a 'young quarterback' as one of the steps necessary for team to have success, which could mean QB Sam Bradford is not in the team's plans moving forward.
Huddle Up: Bradford was hand-picked by Pederson's predecessor, Chip Kelly, so don't be surprised if the Eagles move on to a new option at the quarterback position--whether via the draft, trade or free agency.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he is committed to the Eagles despite rumors that there may be dissension between Murray and Philadelphia and despite a tweet by Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant telling Murray to return to the Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Murray was misused in Philly's backfield rotation last year. It remains to be seen what new coach Doug Pederson's plan is, but you would have to think if Murray is on their roster they'll treat him like the high-priced lead back they paid him to be last offseason.
Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and himself after forcing her into a car, hitting her and dragging her by her hair. Colleen Crowley, Manziel's ex-girlfriend, also said she believed Manziel may have been on drugs or having a psychotic breakdown at the time of the incident.
Huddle Up: On the bright side, the police have decided not to charge Manziel with anything--other than maybe swirling his once-promising NFL career right down the toilet.
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