Erin Henderson
Erin Henderson: Contract option declined
Erin Henderson, LB, NYJ
12:20 PM
News: Henderson's (undisclosed) contract option for the 2017 season has been declined by the Jets, making him a free agent, Connor Hughes of NJ.com reports.

Henderson's release will create over $2.5 million in cap space for the Jets. After posting 45 tackles and forcing two fumbles in his 2015 return to the league, Henderson managed 21 stops in five games before being placed on the non-football injury list this past season. With Henderson out of the picture, 2016 first-rounder Darron Lee is now cemented as a starter at inside linebacker for New York.

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Josh Doctson
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Expected to be healthy by end of March
Josh Doctson, WR, WAS
10:00 AM
News: Doctson (Achilles) is expected to be 100 percent healthy by the end of March, Brian McNally of 106.7 FM The Fan reports.

Doctson was limited to just two games as a rookie while recovering from an Achilles injury sustained during the past offseason, and landed back on IR in October upon suffering a setback. The wideout has made strong progress in his recovery since the season ended, as he took part in running and catching drills last week and is expected to increase his activities in the weeks to come. If Doctson proves to be healthy when training camp opens in the summer, he could challenge for a starting role if the Redskins fail to restock their receiving corps when Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson become free agents in March.

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Ryan Schraeder
Falcons' Ryan Schraeder: No surgery required
Ryan Schraeder, T, ATL
2/26/2017
News: Schraeder (ankle) will not require ankle surgery, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "No surgery," he said. "It's not that big of a deal. It just hurts like heck."

Schraeder went down in the Super Bowl with a torn ankle ligament and wasn't expected to need surgery anyway. However, it still isn't clear when he'll be cleared to play again. He has until April 17 before the Falcons' offseason program starts up.

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Nick Mangold
Jets' Nick Mangold: Released by Jets
Nick Mangold, C, NYJ
2/25/2017
News: Mangold has been released by the Jets, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Mangold ended the 2016 on injured reserve due to an ankle injury after appearing in just eight games. In his 11-year career with the Jets, he started 164 out of 176 games leading to seven Pro Bowl selections.

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Junior Galette
Redskins' Junior Galette: Signs with Redskins
Junior Galette, DE, WAS
2/25/2017
News: Galette will return to the Redskins on a one-year contract, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Although he has been with the Redskins the past two seasons, Galette has yet to appear in a game with the team. He ruptured his left Achilles prior to the 2015 season and his right this past July. According to The Washington Post, he and GM Scot McCloughan reportedly laid out plans for Galette to remain in Washington on a one-year deal for 2017 previously, so this news comes as no surprise.

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Allen Barbre
Eagles' Allen Barbre: Will be ready for 2017 season
Allen Barbre, T, PHI
2/24/2017
News: Barbre (hamstring) should be completely healed in advance of the 2017 season, CSN Philly reports.

Barbre sat out last season's regular season finale after aggravating a hamstring injury in Week 16. While the injury is not expected to persist into the 2017 campaign, it still isn't clear how much of the Eagles' offseason program he could miss.

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Trevor Siemian
Broncos' Trevor Siemian: May not practice fully until training camp
Trevor Siemian, QB, DEN
2/24/2017
News: Siemian (shoulder) likely won't be able to practice in full before training camp, Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan Denver reports.

Siemian's first season as the Broncos' nominal starting QB was characterized by flashes in the beginning, a third-degree separation in his left shoulder in Week 4, and generally uninspiring play thereafter. Ringing in with the 25th-best completion percentage (59.5) by campaign's end, he racked up 3,401 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions across 14 games. He'll now be working under new head coach Vance Joseph, who has proclaimed that Siemian and 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch will vie for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart this offseason. If Siemian is indeed unable to put together an unhinged practice in the offseason program, it's safe to say that he'll be behind the eight ball in the competition.

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Will Johnson
Giants' Will Johnson: Nearing full recovery
Will Johnson, RB, NYG
2/24/2017
News: Johnson (neck) is back in the weight room and nearing a full recovery, 247Sports.com reports.

After signing a two-year deal with the Giants last summer, Johnson landed on injured reserve before the 2016 season started due to a neck injury. He's now back in the weight room and appears fully recovered, as evidenced by Johnson's Instagram video from Thursday of himself deadlifting 300 pounds three times in a row. Given his progress to date, the West Virginia product should be good to go for OTAs come April.

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Byron Maxwell
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Expects to be ready for OTAs
Byron Maxwell, DB, MIA
2/24/2017
News: Maxwell (ankle) expects to be ready for OTAs, PalmBeachPost.com reports.

Maxwell missed the final two games of the regular season as well as the Dolphins' lone playoff appearance due to an unspecified ankle issue. It isn't clear if he required corrective surgery this offseason or what his rehab regimen entails, but it doesn't appear as if Maxwell will miss a beat this offseason in regard to preparation for the 2017 campaign.

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Rob Gronkowski
Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: Expresses no doubt with regard to Week 1 status
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
2/24/2017
News: Gronkowski, who was placed on IR this past December after undergoing a procedure on his back, relayed that he has "no doubt" that he will be ready for the start of the upcoming regular season, CSN New England reports.

While Gronkowski's optimism on the injury front is encouraging, the tight end's status will still be worth monitoring closely in the coming months due to his lengthy history of back woes (including three surgeries) as well as other assorted ailments. When healthy, Gronkowski -- who turns 28 in May -- is fantasy's top tight end, but following a 2016 campaign in which he only played eight games, logging 25 catches for 540 yards and three TDs in the process, his durability issues will no doubt be a concern for prospective fantasy owners. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Martellus Bennett -- who filled in capably for Gronkowski down the stretch -- is headed toward free agency and is a candidate to sign elsewhere this offseason.

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