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  • 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.

  • Avonte Maddox CB | PHI

    Eagles' Avonte Maddox: Appears ready for Super Bowl

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

    After sustaining a toe injury Week 16, Maddox missed the Eagles' ensuing three games before returning for this past Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers. He since has been listed on Philadelphia practice reports with toe and rest, so despite taking in Friday's session in a walking boot -- per Zach Berman of The Athletic -- Maddox doesn't appear to be in danger of sitting out the Super Bowl considering his lack of designation more than a week ahead of the contest.

  • Willie Gay Jr. OLB | KC

    Chiefs' Willie Gay: Status in question for Super Bowl

    Gay (shoulder) is listed as questionable after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    Gay was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated injury report before operating under practice restrictions Thursday and Friday, the result of a shoulder issue. Still, he has one week to go to show he's healthy enough to remain a regular in the Chiefs' linebacking corps for the Super Bowl.

  • Chiefs' Mecole Hardman: Doubtful for Super Bowl

    Hardman (pelvis) is listed as doubtful after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII versus the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    Making his first appearance since Week 9 during this past Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bengals, Hardman aggravated his pelvic injury in the second half and now appears to be trending toward an absence from the upcoming Super Bowl, as coach Andy Reid intimated Thursday to Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com. Still, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Thursday that the Chiefs are seeking additional opinions on Hardman to see if he may have a chance to suit up Feb. 12. Hardman's activity level next Wednesday through Friday likely will be the determining factor in that regard.

  • Chiefs' Kadarius Toney: Questionable for Super Bowl

    Toney (ankle/hamstring) is listed as questionable after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    Toney picked up ankle and hamstring injuries in this past Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bengals, which contained him to just four snaps on offense. Both Toney and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) have questionable designations after this week, while Mecole Hardman (pelvis) is doubtful and already has been deemed unlikely to play in the Super Bowl by coach Andy Reid. If this latter point comes to pass, the statuses of Toney and Smith-Schuster become of greater import to see if one or both will be available to quarterback Patrick Mahomes (ankle).

  • Chiefs' JuJu Smith-Schuster: Status in question for Super Bowl

    Smith-Schuster (knee) is listed as questionable after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII versus the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    Smith-Schuster is dealing with some residual swelling in his left knee following this past Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bengals, from which he was forced out early. Both Smith-Schuster and Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring) have questionable designations after this week, while Mecole Hardman (pelvis) is doubtful and already has been deemed unlikely to play in the Super Bowl by coach Andy Reid. If this latter point comes to pass, the statuses of Smith-Schuster and Toney become of greater import to see if one or both will be available to quarterback Patrick Mahomes (ankle).

  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: In good standing for Super Bowl

    Mahomes (ankle) doesn't have a designation after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    Super Bowl participants are required to file two full weeks of injury reports, and Mahomes remains in good standing to be the Chiefs' starting quarterback in the upcoming contest. Still, he continues to be listed on reports due to the high right-ankle sprain that he sustained in the divisional round against the Jaguars and played through in the AFC Championship Game versus the Bengals. Despite being somewhat hindered this past Sunday and also losing a good portion of Kansas City's receiving corps due to injury, Mahomes still put up a normal stat line (326 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions on 67 percent passing). Assuming he gets through next week unscathed, he'll have a much tougher test on his hands against the Eagles' top-ranked pass defense from the regular season (179.8 yards per game).

  • Chiefs' L'Jarius Sneed: Not practicing Friday

    Sneed (concussion) didn't have a helmet at Friday's practice and watched from the side while his teammates warmed up, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

    While he hasn't returned to practice, Sneed's presence on the sideline shows he's made progress through the concussion protocol since exiting the AFC Championship Game with a brain injury. His status will be crucial for Super Bowl matchups, as the Chiefs don't have great CB depth behind Sneed and Trent McDuffie to deal with Philadelphia's pair of 1,000-yard wideouts (A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith).

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