Kam Chancellor exits with wrap on knee
Kam Chancellor | SEA
(January 30, 2015 9:56 PM EST)
Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor exited Friday's practice with a wrap on his left knee.
This is why he was added to the injury report and listed as probable. Per Super Bowl pool reporter Peter King, Chancellor missed the final rep of practice after falling near the goal line on the second to last play. The probable listing indicates the Seahawks aren't worried about Chancellor's availability for Sunday's matchup with Rob Gronkowski.
Bryant 'destined' for Cowboys' franchise tag?
Dez Bryant | DAL
(January 30, 2015 9:30 PM EST)
ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer believes impending free agent Dez Bryant is "destined" for the franchise tag.
Archer is one of the most plugged-in NFL beat reporters and has been anticipating Dez wearing Dallas' 2015 franchise tag since last summer. The price of the wide receiver tag is expected to be around $13 million. The Cowboys want to eventually lock up Bryant long term, but Archer "highly doubts" the sides will strike a deal before free agency opens on March 10.
ESPN Dallas
Sean Lee (knee) hopes to be ready for OTAs
Sean Lee | DAL
(January 30, 2015 8:07 PM EST)
ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer has heard that "everything is coming along fine" in Cowboys WLB Sean Lee's ACL rehab.
Lee tore the ACL in 2014 OTAs. He hasn't had any setbacks and could be available for offseason workouts. The Cowboys' MIKE linebacker the past four years, Lee will move to the weak side in DC Rod Marinelli's scheme.
ESPN Dallas
Kam Chancellor (knee) added to injury report
Kam Chancellor | SEA
(January 30, 2015 7:14 PM EST)
Kam Chancellor (knee) is listed as probable for Super Bowl XLIX.
Chancellor was added to the injury report Friday after getting in a limited practice. He's fully expected to play through his knee issue. Seattle also listed Richard Sherman (elbow) and Earl Thomas (shoulder) as probable.
Titans SS Bernard Pollard asks for release
Bernard Pollard | TEN
(January 30, 2015 7:05 PM EST)
Titans SS Bernard Pollard has requested to be released.
Entering the final year of his contract, Pollard is owed $3.1 million in 2015. He was playing at a high level before missing the final 11 games of the season with a torn Achilles' tendon. Pollard reportedly wants to play for a contender. 30-year-old Pollard is three months removed from surgery. The Titans would absorb just $425,000 in dead money by releasing him.
Nashville Tennessean
Richard Sherman 'probable' for Super Bowl
Richard Sherman | SEA
(January 30, 2015 6:40 PM EST)
Richard Sherman (elbow) is listed as probable for Super Bowl XLIX.
Sherman is reportedly dealing with torn ligaments in his elbow, but didn't miss any practice time. His Super Bowl status was never in doubt. Earl Thomas (shoulder) is also listed as probable.
Bryan Stork 'questionable' for Super Bowl
Bryan Stork | NE
(January 30, 2015 6:32 PM EST)
Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee) is listed as questionable for Super Bowl XLIX.
Stork has been limited in practice the last two weeks, but most signs point to him being ready for the Super Bowl. The Patriots need Stork healthy as they look to establish their power-run game against Seattle.
Jimmy Graham confirms he'll avoid surgery
Jimmy Graham | NO
(January 30, 2015 6:21 PM EST)
Jimmy Graham confirmed he'll avoid shoulder surgery.
Graham will attempt to rehab his shoulder injury after testing it at the Pro Bowl. He would have been sidelined six months had he needed surgery. Barring setbacks, Graham should be ready for OTAs
New Orleans Advocate
Titans part ways with Lake Dawson
Lake Dawson | FA
(January 30, 2015 6:02 PM EST)
Titans fired VP of Player Personnel Lake Dawson.
Dawson spent the last three years working under GM Ruston Webster, overseeing both pro and college scouting. He's considered a respected talent evaluator around the league, but has been part of a Titans front office that's gotten very little from free agency and the draft. Dawson was a GM finalist for multiple teams last year, and interviewed with the Bears this offseason.
Nashville Tennessean
Da'Norris Searcy plans to test free agency
Da'Norris Searcy | BUF
(January 30, 2015 5:32 PM EST)
Free agent S Da'Norris Searcy plans to test the open market.
A sub-package safety prior to this season, Searcy started 13 games opposite Aaron Williams. He showed improved cover skills with three interceptions, and should be able to land a multi-year deal. The Bills have Duke Williams as an in-house replacement for Searcy.