Andy Dalton
Bengals' Andy Dalton: Hasn't started throwing
Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
5:45 PM
News: Dalton (thumb) has yet to begin throwing, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. "Not throwing yet because we are being very conservative with it," Dalton said this week. "I feel like I can throw but no reason to push anything right now. I have plenty of time now to get 100 percent."

The Bengals were knocked out on wild-card weekend, so it appears that Dalton may not have made an appearance in the postseason, even if his side reached the Super Bowl. Either way, he expects to attend a quarterback camp at USC in the coming months, while he'll have an opportunity to take part in Cincinnati's offseason program as early as April 18.

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Ryan Lindley
Colts' Ryan Lindley: Released Tuesday afternoon
Ryan Lindley, QB, IND
2/9/2016
News: Lindley was released by the Colts on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

This move was all but inevitable, given that the Colts started Josh Freeman over Lindley in Week 17. Lindley should find a new home for 2016, but he's unlikely to make it out of training camp on a roster.

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Peyton Manning
Broncos' Peyton Manning: Throws for 141 yards in Super Bowl victory
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
2/8/2016
News: Manning completed 13 of 23 passes for 141 yards and an interception in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers. He was also sacked five times and fumbled twice, losing one.

Unlike his first Super Bowl victory nearly a decade ago, Manning was much more of a secondary figure Sunday, largely managing the game while C.J. Anderson ran effectively and the Broncos defense wreaked havoc on Cam Newton and company. The five-time MVP's arm was not a liability, although Manning did not test it downfield often, with his longest completion going for only 25 yards. His one interception came with 4:23 left in the second quarter, when Manning failed to see the Panthers' Kony Ealy in front of Emmanuel Sanders at the Carolina 20-yard line. The miscue was notably Manning's first interception in his last 164 postseason passes. He also endured heavy pressure from an aggressive Panthers front, suffering five sacks and losing a fumble on a hit by Ealy at the Panthers 48-yard line early in the fourth quarter. Having now capped off a 2015 season marked by injury and persistent questions about his arm strength with a Super Bowl victory, the matter of Manning's willingness to play next season will remain a burning question until he addresses the matter definitively one way or the other. Further complicating the decision may be the fact that Manning has already been informed he will eventually need hip replacement surgery, as Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier this week.

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Cam Newton
Panthers' Cam Newton: Throws for 265 yards, one interception in Super Bowl loss
Cam Newton, QB, CAR
2/7/2016
News: Newton completed 18 of 41 passes for 265 yards and an interception, and was also sacked six times in Sunday's 24-13 Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos He gained 45 yards on six rushes and fumbled twice, losing both.

The sixth-year pro's adrenaline seemed to get the best of him early, and a relentless Broncos defense did him in the rest of the way. Newton looked as unsettled as he had all season, rarely enjoying the kind of time he had benefited from throughout his MVP season. He was brought down six times, knocked down on 12 occasions, and hurried 16 times overall. Newton also had several overthrows, and his offensive options were further compromised after receiver Philly Brown was forced from the game in the third quarter with a concussion. The Broncos' defensive gameplan and furious pass rush frequently stymied Newton's ability to make game-altering plays on the ground, and forced him into three particularly untimely miscues. Von Miller's sack of Newton in the first quarter led to a Malik Jackson fumble recovery that gave Denver an early 10-0 lead, while T.J Ward's interception of a pass intended for Ted Ginn, Jr. at the Broncos' 10-yard line short-circuited the Panthers' opening drive of the third quarter. The game was effectively over when Miller got to Newton again with 4:04 remaining in the fourth quarter and separated him from the ball for a second time, setting up the Broncos offense at the Panthers' five-yard line. Despite the season-ending disappointment, Newton and the Panthers established a formidable foundation on which to build for another championship run, an undertaking that figures to be greatly aided by the return of standout wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin from injury and any additional weapons acquired in the offseason.

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Johnny Manziel
Browns' Johnny Manziel: Criminal investigation reopened
Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE
2/5/2016
News: The Dallas Police Department has reopened its investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident committed by Manziel last Saturday morning.

On Friday, the department received a complaint of the alleged assault, spurring a renewed effort to determine if anything criminal occurred during the encounter. As the listed suspect, Manziel could now be facing legal concerns in addition to any discipline that the NFL may hand down.

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Tony Romo
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Next evaluation will determine if surgery is needed
Tony Romo, QB, DAL
2/4/2016
News: Romo will be evaluated in late February or early March to determine if surgery is necessary on his left collarbone, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Before undergoing a CT scan last week, Romo fully expected to have surgery at some point in the offseason, but the Cowboys now have some options to ponder. If the team opts for the first one, a set of screws will attach a plate over the collarbone in order to stabilize the area and avoid another fracture. As for the second choice, if the next CT scan reveals a suitable amount of bone growth and regeneration to last week's base line, he may undergo a Mumford procedure, in which part of "the distal clavicle is shaved off or removed." The latter procedure is preferable, as it reduces long-term stress on the collarbone versus the attachment of a plate. No matter which path Romo takes, he'll face a 6-to-8 week recovery, setting him up to take part in the entire offseason program.

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Andrew Luck
Colts' Andrew Luck: Fully recovered from lacerated kidney
Andrew Luck, QB, IND
2/3/2016
News: Luck (abdomen) has fully recovered from the lacerated kidney he suffered against the Broncos, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports. "He's good to go. He's healed," said Colts owner Jim Irsay on Tuesday.

Luck's 2015 season was marked by shoulder and ankle injuries before suffering a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdomen on Nov. 10, which ultimately ended his season. After two months of recovery, Luck is now fully healed and those injuries should no longer be an issue moving forward.

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Jameis Winston
Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: Throws for two TD in Pro Bowl debut
Jameis Winston, QB, TB
2/1/2016
News: Winston completed six of 12 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns during Team Irvin's 49-27 defeat of Team Rice in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

The 2015 first overall pick capped off a memorable rookie campaign with a strong showing as a replacement for Tom Brady. Winston hit a streaking Delanie Walker down the middle for a 53-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and then found DeAndre Hopkins for a seven-yard strike in the fourth. The 22-year-old will now head into offseason under a new head coach in former Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, but with the benefit of playing in Koetter's offensive system for the second consecutive season. If Tampa is able to re-up free agent Doug Martin, Winston will be armed with arguably his three top offensive weapons from 2015 in Martin, Charles Sims and Mike Evans going into the 2016 campaign.

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Josh McCown
Browns' Josh McCown: Hopes to work out soon
Josh McCown, QB, CLE
1/30/2016
News: McCown is recovering well from his broken collarbone and is hopeful that he'll receive clearance to work out in the near future, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

McCown endured an avalanche of ailments in the most recent campaign, missing one game due to a concussion, two more due to a rib injury, and the final five outings with a broken collarbone. Despite the misfortune on the injury front, he completed 186 of 292 passes for 2,109 yards, 12 touchdowns, and four interceptions in just eight games. With the troubles befalling Johnny Manziel, McCown appears to be the Browns' starting quarterback, especially with a contract in hand through the 2017 season.

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Aaron Rodgers
Packers' Aaron Rodgers: Underwent knee surgery after season
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
1/30/2016
News: Rodgers underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after the Packers' season ended on Jan. 16, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Rodgers has never been listed with a knee issue in the course of his professional career, but the procedure was performed as a "cleanup of an old injury," which could be a reference to reconstructive surgery that was performed on his left knee in January of 2004 at the University of California. Arthroscopic surgeries aren't accompanied by lengthy recovery periods, and the quarterback himself stated Friday that he's "doing well" and "recovering on schedule." As a result, he pulled himself out of Sunday's Pro Bowl but shouldn't have any problem being available for the entirety of the offseason program.

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