Redskins' Rob Kelley: Already working out
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(1:50 pm ET) Kelley is already taking part in workouts following knee surgery earlier this month, Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan DC reports.

CSN Mid-Atlantic learned Friday that Kelley underwent a procedure on his right knee after the regular season wrapped up. The developed likely stemmed from the sprained knee that afflicted him in Weeks 16 and 17, but now back in the saddle, he should be ready to roll well in advance of the offseason program, which kicks off in April.

Packers' Christine Michael: Downgraded to questionable
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(1:40 pm ET) Michael (back) was downgraded to questionable for Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta.

After avoiding the injury report all week, Michael has suddenly acquired a back concern, thereby placing his odds to play Sunday up in the air. If he's able to suit up, he could again play third fiddle to Ty Montgomery and Aaron Ripkowski in the rushing attack. However, injuries at wideout could force Montgomery to line up along the line of scrimmage, which would bode well for Michael's touch count, assuming he's active.

Buccaneers' Sean Renfree: Inks futures deal with Bucs
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(1/20/2017) Renfree signed a future/reserve contract with the Buccaneers on Friday, The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Renfree appears to have a legitimate path towards making the final roster in Tampa Bay as last years No. 2 QB, Mike Glennon, seems destined to land elsewhere via free agency for a chance to earn a starting gig. In turn, last year's No. 3, Ryan Griffin, should bump up a slot, clearing room for Renfree to secure third-string duties.

Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh: Will miss Pro Bowl
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(1/20/2017) Suh (undisclosed) has pulled out of the Pro Bowl due to a minor procedure he has underwent, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

There is no word yet as to what the exact nature of the procedure was but it is not viewed to be a serious issue or one that will impact him for training camp.

Redskins' Rob Kelley: Undergoes offseason knee surgery
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(1/20/2017) Kelley has undergone offseason knee surgery, CSN reports.

It isn't clear when Kelley went under the knife, but the procedure was certainly a fix for the sprained knee he sustained in Week 16 against the Bears. Considering he's already back on his feet and walking around, the surgery should have no impact on Kelley next season.

Ravens' C.J. Mosley: Named to second Pro Bowl
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(1/20/2017) Mosley recorded 92 tackles, zero sacks, and four interceptions en route to being named to his second-career Pro Bowl in 2016.

The third-year linebacker was an anchoring presence on one of the league's best run defenses this season, but his overall statistical output was uneven for IDP purposes. He failed to record a sack for the first time in his young career and his 92 tackles were a career-low. However, his four interceptions were a career-high and he came extremely close to recording the second touchdown of his career on a pick against the Redskins. While Mosley's 2016 production was far from elite as far as IDP linebackers are concerned, his proven track record combined with his youth (24 years old) suggest that he'll bounce back in 2017 and push for 100-plus tackles.

Bills' Shaq Lawson: Undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery
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(1/20/2017) Lawson has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery since the end of the regular season, USA Today reports.

This procedure is completely unrelated from the injury that delayed the start of Lawson's rookie season last fall, as that issue solely concerned his shoulder. In fact, this surgery appears to have been minor in nature considering the 2016 first-rounder isn't expected to miss any part of the Bills' offseason program.

Ravens' Nick Boyle: Sees limited role in 2016
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(1/20/2017) Boyle caught all six of his targets for 44 yards in 2016.

A 10-game suspension for a positive performance-enhancing drug test took a bite out out Boyle's second season and kept him in a limited role once he was reinstated. He was primarily used as a blocker to help in the run game, but he did catch everything thrown his way. Through 17 career games, Boyle has hauled in an impressive 24 of 29 (82.7 percent) of his targets. While Boyle is clearly valuable as an in-line blocker in the run game as well as a reliable pass catcher, the Ravens' logjam at tight end presents a problem for his role in 2017. Dennis Pitta is already entrenched as one of Joe Flacco's favorite targets and veteran Benjamin Watson, who is coming off an Achilles injury, is expected to be a factor as well.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers: A bit under the weather
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(1/20/2017) Rodgers said Friday that he's dealing with a slight illness, reports, but despite that admission, he does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Falcons.

Rodgers being sick follows kicker Mason Crosby missing Wednesday's practice due to illness and wideout Jordy Nelson (ribs) being told to stay home while sick Friday. Nonetheless, that bug isn't considered cause for concern, as Rodgers projected both rest and fluids would help his system be fine in time for Sunday's kickoff. That sentiment is supported by Rodgers being absent from Green Bay's injury report, but the Packers will still certainly hope he returns to health as soon as possible.

Bills' Sammy Watkins: Undergoes foot surgery
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(1/20/2017) Watkins underwent a second surgery on his left foot late last week.

While the Bills did not offer a precise timetable for Watkins' recovery, the procedure reportedly went well and it's expected that the team's top wideout will be ready to participate in training camp this coming July. The bigger question mark at this time is who will be throwing Watkins passes in 2017, with QB Tyrod Taylor's future in Buffalo uncertain.

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