Jon Beason
Giants' Jon Beason: Released by Giants
Jon Beason, MLB, NYG
11:47 AM
News: Beason was released by the Giants on Wednesday, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

The Giants parted way with a pair of veterans Wednesday, releasing Beason and guard Geoff Schwartz. According to Graziano, the moves were cap-influenced, noting that Beason's release saves the team $6 million in cap space. The 31-year-old linebacker appeared in just nine games over the past two years and finished the 2015 campaign on IR due to an ankle injury.

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David Nelson
Steelers' David Nelson: Released by Steelers
David Nelson, WR, PIT
2/9/2016
News: Nelson was released by the Steelers on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.

The veteran wideout finished the season on IR and did not play a single snap for the Steelers prior to his release. It's unclear at this point if a team will take a flier on the oft-injured Nelson given that he's played in all of 18 games over the past three seasons, but his 6-foot-5 frame could be intriguing enough for a team to give him a shot in training camp.

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Nate Allen
Raiders' Nate Allen: Released by Raiders
Nate Allen, SS, OAK
2/9/2016
News: Allen was released by the Raiders on Tuesday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Allen was limited to five games this season after a knee injury kept him out for most of the 205 campaign. As ESPN's Adam Caplan notes, Allen was a cap casualty in this case given that his $4.9 million base salary would have become fully guaranteed on Feb. 10 if he was still on the roster. The 28-year-old Allen has seven interceptions over the course of his six-year career and is now a free agent.

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William Moore
William Moore: Released by Falcons
William Moore, SS, ATL
2/8/2016
News: Moore was released by the Falcons on Monday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Moore has managed just two complete 16-game seasons in his seven-year career, and 2015 wasn't one of them. Limited to 11 appearances due to groin and ankle concerns, he was eventually placed on injured reserve as a result of the latter injury, but not before totaling 51 tackles (38 solo), two interceptions, and one forced fumble. While he turns 31 in the offseason, he likely can offer safety depth to another organization, as long as he remains healthy.

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Corey Brown
Panthers' Philly Brown: Ruled out with concussion
Corey Brown, WR, CAR
2/7/2016
News: Brown left the Super Bowl with a concussion and will not return, according to CBS' broadcast of the game.

Brown suffered his injury in the third quarter and was ruled out for good early in the fourth. He finished with four catches for 80 yards on seven targets, highlighted by an impressive 42-yard reception over two defenders. Brown's absence leaves the team with just three wide receivers -- Ted Ginn, Devin Funchess and Jerricho Cotchery.

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Le'Veon Bell
Steelers' Le'Veon Bell: Still not cleared to run
Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
2/6/2016
News: Bell (knee) still has not been cleared to run, according to ESPN.com staff writer Jeremy Fowler. "Once I get cleared to run, I'll be happy," Bell said. "I just want to get back to how I am and get ready for next season."

Bell is expected to be ready for Week 1, but has a challenging rehabilitation process ahead of him for the torn MCL and PCL sustained in Week 8 of the 2015 season. A healthy Bell tops many fantasy cheat sheets, so his progess should be monitored during the offseason right up to draft day.

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Thomas Rawls
Seahawks' Thomas Rawls: Expects to be healthy by training camp
Thomas Rawls, RB, SEA
2/5/2016
News: Rawls (ankle) expects to return to full health in time for training camp, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Rawls' season came to an abrupt end in Week 14, when he sustained a broken ankle, but not before notching 147 carries for 830 yards, nine receptions (on 11 targets) for 76 yards, and five touchdowns. He was afforded seven starts with Marshawn Lynch on the mend often, powering his breakout with four 100-yard performances. Still in the early stages of his recovery, Rawls requires a scooter to move about, as his foot remains in a cast. With Lynch's future with the Seahawks, let alone football, up in the air, Rawls may have a starting gig locked up in the not too distant future.

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Melvin Gordon
Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Rehab 'going well'
Melvin Gordon, RB, SD
2/4/2016
News: Gordon (knee) said Thursday that his rehabilitation is "going well" and believes he'll be healthy in "two months," the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Gordon missed the final two games of his rookie campaign due to a knee injury, which was remedied via surgery with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Jan. 5. While neither the nature of the ailment nor the procedure were revealed, Gordon is on pace to be ready for the opening of the offseason program in April. Once the fall arrives, he'll be aiming to bounce back from a subpar season in which he posted 184 rushes for 641 yards (3.5 YPC), 33 catches (on 37 targets) for 192 yards, and no touchdowns.

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Victor Cruz
Giants' Victor Cruz: Recovering from torn fascia in calf
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
2/4/2016
News: Cruz is recovering from a torn fascia in his left calf, which kept him from logging any snaps during the 2015 campaign, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.

After sustaining the ailment in mid-August, it was initially reported that Cruz was dealing with a sprain, but recurring inflammation forced the Giants to shut down the fifth-year wide receiver during a Week 11 bye. With the "very rare" diagnosis official, he's expected to be 100 percent once the healing process from season-ending surgery is complete. While the recovery from this injury is accompanied by no issues long-term, the rehab process will nonetheless be monitored closely as the offseason proceeds.

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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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