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  • Kenny Bell WR - BAL
    • Wed, Jan 17, 2:15pm

      The Broncos signed Bell to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

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      Analysis: Bell is a 2015 fifth-rounder who showcased impressive athleticism at the 2015 combine -- starting with a 41.5-inch vertical jump and 4.42-second 40-yard dash. However, he'll likely need to make it on special teams in order to stick with Denver into the 2018 regular season.

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  • Sidney Jones DB - PHI
    • Wed, Jan 17, 2:04pm

      Jones (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

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      Analysis: Jones sustained an unspecified hamstring injury in Week 17 and wasn't available for last weekend's playoff victory over Atlanta. However, his full-participant status in practice suggests he'll receive clearance to return for this weekend's NFC championship game against Minnesota.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 2:02pm

      Burkhead (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

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      Analysis: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously relayed that Burkhead is expected to return to action for Sunday's playoff game against the Jaguars. In such a scenario, Burkhead would add valuable depth to the Patriots backfield, while working behind lead back Dion Lewis. Moreover, Burkhead's versatility is a plus, given that besides being an option when Lewis needs a breather, he's also another back -- along with James White -- for the team to deploy in its passing game.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 1:44pm

      Gillislee (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

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      Analysis: Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Gillislee, who last suited up on Dec. 24, is bouncing back from a sprained ligament in his knee. Gillislee isn't a lock to play in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jaguars even if he is healthy enough to do so, with Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead (knee) -- health permitting -- also in the team's backfield mix.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 1:39pm

      Sendejo (concussion), who was a limited practice participant Wednesday, seems to be, "on track to start" in Sunday's NFC championship game in Philadelphia, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.

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      Analysis: Suiting up this weekend will depend on Sendejo's progress through the concussion protocol, but he's through enough of the five steps to have taken part in individual drills Wednesday, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com. Sendejo would improve his odds to play with a full practice by the end of the week. In the end, though, the Vikings' starting strong safety must receive clearance from an independent neurologist in order to do so.

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  • Zay Jones WR - BUF
    • Wed, Jan 17, 1:20pm

      Jones announced on Twitter that he had successful surgery to repair a torn labrum Tuesday, The Buffalo News reports. "Coming back even stronger," posted the rookie wideout.

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      Analysis: There's still a mystery as to how much this affected Jones during his first NFL season, as his father posted last week that Jones played through pain all year, while the Bills reportedly never treated Jones for a labrum injury during the season and supposedly discovered that the issue needed surgery during a season-ending examination. Nonetheless, the surgery has been performed and Jones will likely be in good health by the time the serious offseason happenings come. If you're an optimist, you'll look at Jones as a good buy-low option with room to grow after coming off a season with a possible injury hindrance, poor quarterback play, unimaginative play calling, and his own struggles with a new offense.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 12:03pm

      The Patriots won't activate Mitchell (knee) from injured reserve, ending his season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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      Analysis: Mitchell's three-week window for activation from IR was scheduled to close Wednesday, and after appearing only a few times in drills during that stretch, the decision was likely an easy one for the Patriots to make. As a result, his second pro campaign will close without a single offensive snap due to a right knee injury suffered in the preseason.

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  • Walt Powell WR - JAX
    • Wed, Jan 17, 11:45am

      The Jaguars signed Powell to their practice squad Tuesday.

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      Analysis: With all five receivers on the Jaguars' 53-man roster in seemingly good health entering Sunday's AFC championship against the Patriots, Powell isn't in line for a promotion. Instead, the Jaguars will likely evaluate him in practices for the duration of their postseason run before determining whether he's worthy of keeping around for their offseason program.

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  • Jaydon Mickens WR - JAX
    • Wed, Jan 17, 10:31am

      Mickens (hamstring) won't appear Wednesday on the Jaguars' first injury report of the week.

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      Analysis: Mickens was listed as questionable heading into the Jaguars' eventual 45-42 win over the Steelers in the divisional round due to the hamstring injury, with Jacksonville ultimately ruling him inactive for the contest. It's unclear if the injury was the primary reason behind Mickens' absence or if the team's improved health at receiver played more of a factor in the 23-year-old being scratched. Regardless, if Mickens does suit up Sunday in the AFC championship against New England, he'll likely see most of his action on special teams, as was the case in the team's wild-card round victory over the Bills.

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  • Delvin Breaux DB - NO
    • Wed, Jan 17, 10:09am

      Breaux (leg) posted Wednesday on his personal Instagram account that he has been cleared for full activities.

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      Analysis: Breaux fractured his fibula in training camp and was placed on injured reserve to begin the season, with the team later designating him for return in October. However, the cornerback was unable to progress as quickly as hoped, ultimately prompting the Saints to shut him down for good once his three-week evaluation window closed. It sounds like Breaux is approaching full health and should face no limitations heading into the 2018 campaign, but the 28-year-old, who has made 22 career starts for the Saints, will likely have to settle for a reserve role if he's re-signed in the offseason after rookie Marshon Lattimore and second-year corner Ken Crawley performed at high levels in 2017.

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