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  • Myles Garrett DE | CLE

    Browns' Myles Garrett: Suffers toe injury in Pro Bowl

    Garrett sustained a dislocated toe on his right foot while participating in Sunday's Pro Bowl festivities, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Garrett was named to the Pro Bowl for the third year in a row after tying his career high for sacks in 2022 with 16. However, the 27-year-old was seen limping off the field after he dislocated his toe at some point during the NFL's updated Pro Bowl events Sunday, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. This issue should not prove overly severe given that immediate X-rays on Garrett's injured toe did come back negative, per Cabot. Nevertheless, it still will be worth monitoring for potential updates on the defensive end's status heading into the Browns' offseason program this spring.

  • Tracy Walker FS | DET

    Lions' Tracy Walker: Eyeing return for OTAs

    Walker (Achilles) recently suggested via his personal Twitter account that he will be ready for the Lions' offseason training program this spring.

    After tearing his Achilles in late September, it would be an impressive feat for Walker to make it back for the start of offseason workouts. Even if the Lions' coaching staff has different plans for its standout safety, it at least seems that Walker could be available well before the start of the 2023 season opener.

  • Romeo Okwara DE | DET

    Lions' Romeo Okwara: Records two sacks in 2022

    Okwara recorded eight tackles and two sacks over five games in 2022.

    After tearing his Achilles just four weeks into the three-year, $37 million contract Okwara signed in 2021, the Notre Dame product didn't return until Week 14 of the 2022 campaign, only making a difference during a two-sack performance against the Jets in Week 15. With the Lions able to save over $7 million against the salary cap by potentially letting him go this offseason, Okwara is not certain to return to Detroit in 2023.

  • Lions' Michael Brockers: Slowing down

    Brockers (ankle) recorded four tackles and one pass breakup over six games in 2022.

    Once a dependable piece up front, the 32-year-old Brockers showed clear signs of decline early on this year, and he was largely a healthy scratch for the majority of the games after Detroit's Week 6 bye, though he was listed as out with an ankle injury for the season's final contest. Considering the Lions can save nearly $14 million against the cap by parting ways with him this offseason, Brockers would need to take a hefty pay cut to return to the Motor City in 2023.

  • Josh Paschal DE | DET

    Lions' Josh Paschal: Two sacks during rookie season

    Paschal recorded 16 tackles and two sacks over 10 games in 2022.

    While a sports hernia injury delayed the debut of the second-round rookie out of Kentucky, Paschal handled over 81 percent of the defensive snaps in each of his first three career games only to suffer a knee injury in Week 10. After returning in Week 13 -- one week after James Houston burst onto the scene -- Paschal topped 28 percent of the defensive snaps only once, though he did flash his upside during with a two-sack performance in Week 16 against the Panthers. It's not clear how the edge rotation will look in 2023, but Paschal figures to be a key piece of an improving Detroit defensive front one way or the other.

  • Alim McNeill DT | DET

    Lions' Alim McNeill: Posts 41 tackles in 2022

    McNeill recorded 41 tackles and one sack over 17 games in 2022.

    Becoming a building block for the Lions upfront, McNeill also flashed significant upside as an IDP asset (among defensive tackles) during his second season, like in Week 11 against the Giants when he racked up four tackles, one sack and 10 QB pressures -- the most for a 320-plus pound defensive lineman since at least 2006, per Pro Football Focus. The 2021 third-round pick figures to remain a key piece of the Detroit defense in 2023, when McNeill should continue to log upward of 80 percent of the defensive snaps per game.

  • Justin Jackson RB | DET

    Lions' Justin Jackson: Emerges as kick returner

    Jackson rushed 42 times for 170 yards and one touchdown while catching 12 of 19 targets for 101 yards and one touchdown over 16 games in 2022.

    After returning just five kicks in his previous four seasons, Jackson suddenly became a respectable kick returner while averaging the seventh-most yards per kick return (26.7) among players with at least 15 attempts. Thanks to an early season injury to Craig Reynolds, the Northwestern product also operated as a capable No. 2 or 3 running back most of the year depending on the availability D'Andre Swift. Now set to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent, Jackson seems set for a raise relative to the one-year, $980,000 contract he honored this past season.

  • Geno Smith QB | SEA

    Seahawks' Geno Smith: Contract talks underway

    Smith has reportedly had positive contract negotiations with the Seahawks thus far, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Smith would likely be one of the top signal callers if he were to hit the open market this offseason, but it appears as if the Seahawks would like to avoid that possibility, as talks regarding an extension are seemingly moving in a positive direction. The 32-year-old quarterback put up career-best numbers across the board in his first season as a starter with Seattle, but given this was Smith's first year as a starter since 2014, any extension would likely be of the shorter variety as the team attempts to safeguard itself from any sort of regression.

  • Joe Mixon RB | CIN

    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Has charge dismissed

    Mixon's charge of aggravated menacing was dismissed by the Hamilton County (Ohio) Municipal Court on Friday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports

    An arrest warrant was issued for Mixon on Thursday, after which the Bengals released a statement: "The club is aware misdemeanor charges have been raised against Joe Mixon. The club is investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time." While the initial charge now isn't actionable, the presiding judge of the court said it could be refiled after further investigation. As such, Mixon doesn't appear to be out of the woods yet on the legal front, meaning punishment from the NFL remains a possibility.

  • Eagles' Landon Dickerson: Set for Super Bowl

    Dickerson (elbow) doesn't have a designation after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII versus the Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    With the NFC Championship Game well in hand against the 49ers this past Sunday, Dickerson injured his right elbow in the second half and was spotted with a brace on the region afterward, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Eagles proceeded to list Dickerson with the combo of elbow and rest on injury reports this week, but his lack of designation more than a week before the Super Bowl indicates he'll be good to handle his normal role as the team's starting left guard.

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