Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Mike McCarthy were adamant Wednesday that Nelson remains a key part of the team's nucleus, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Montgomery (wrist) is still considered a running back, but could be earmarked for more of a hybrid role as a back/receiver if he can stay healthy in 2018, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Colts head coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that general manager Chris Ballard informed Gore that the veteran running back likely wouldn't be retained in 2018, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
Colts head coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that Luck (shoulder) hasn't resumed throwing a football yet, but is "checking every box" in his recovery and will join the Colts on April 2 for the start of the team's offseason program, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
The Jets informed Wilkerson on Wednesday that he has been released from the team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Forte (knee) announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday in a statement released to SportsSpectrum.com.
The Panthers released Stewart on Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert announced Wednesday that Shazier (spine) won't play during the 2018 season, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace confirmed that Glennon would be released when the new league year opens March 14.
Bridgewater is set to be a free agent with the NFL Management Council deciding not to toll the quarterback's 2017 contract into the new league year, league sources told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones indicated Tuesday that Scandrick (back) is likely to cut or traded, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Hodges was released by the Saints on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Ansah received the Lions' franchise tag Tuesday.
Jones announced Tuesday that he is retiring from the NFL.
The Chargers may look to acquire another running back during the offseason in an effort to manage Gordon's workload, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.
The Bears released Demps (arm) on Monday.
The Bills signed Davis to a one-year contract Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Chiefs are expected to release Parker this offseason, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.
Donahue (elbow) was arrested Monday in Weehawken, N.J. on charges of DWI and reckless driving, Caitlin Mota of The Jersey Journal reports.
The Vikings don't intend to use their franchise tag on Keenum before the March 6, allowing the quarterback to instead hit unrestricted free agency, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Mitchell (knee) recently said he expects to be ready for OTAs this spring, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.
Demps (arm) was released by the Bears on Monday.
McPhee (shoulder) was waived by the Bears on Monday.
Eifert, who was only able to play in two games prior to undergoing micro-disc surgery last season, was cleared last week by Dr. Robert Watkins to participate in OTAs this spring and play in 2018, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Johnson was released by the Panthers on Monday.
Coleman will be released by the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Herzlich (neck), who spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve, has recovered from his season-ending neck injury, Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media reports.
Easley (knee) recently resumed running on an anti-gravity treadmill, Kristen Lago of the Rams' official site reports.
Bolden and the Patriots agreed Saturday to a one-year, $880,000 contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The Bengals believe that Ross (shoulder) will be cleared to resume running routes during the team's offseason program, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Beckham (ankle) suggested Saturday in a post on his personal Twitter account that he could sit out the Giants' preseason schedule, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
Bortles (wrist), who agreed to a three-year, $54 million contract extension with the Jaguars on Saturday, said he expects to receive full clearance for full activities by early March, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
The Jaguars signed Bortles (wrist) to a two-year contact extension Saturday, The Florida Times-Union reports.
Bennett (shoulder) wants to return to the football field for the 2018 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Adams signed a contract with Indianapolis on Friday, Colts' public relations assistant Christian Edwards reports.
Harris announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
Jordan recently underwent minor surgery on his left foot, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
The Chiefs agreed to trade Peters to the Rams on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Sanders (ankle) has resumed running and is nearing a full recovery, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "It's going well, my ankle is recovering," Sanders said. "Right now, I feel like I'm 95 percent."
Ivory was released by the Jaguars on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Winston was involved in a car wreck recently and ultimately was cited for careless driving, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Adjei-Barimah won't be tendered by the Buccaneers and will become a free agent, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Glanton (lower leg) won't be tendered by the Buccaneers and will become a free agent, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Gano is likely to receive the franchise tag from the Panthers, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
Novak (back) has recovered from injuries that resulted in his ending the 2017 season on Injured Reserve and he intends to play in 2018, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Barnidge is looking to play in 2018 at a fair price, Alex Marvez of SportingNews.com reports.
Richardson is unlikely to receive the Seahawks' franchise tag, Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports.
The Buccaneers released Folk on Thursday.
The Bills aren't planning on cutting Taylor (concussion) during the offseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Robinson posted a video Wednesday on his personal Twitter account that showed him jogging at about half speed on the field.
Gordon will be an exclusive rights free agent rather than a restricted free agent this offseason, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
Tampa police are no longer investigating a Dec. 24 incident involving a car registered to Jackson, Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com reports.
The Colts and Vinatieri agreed to a one-year contract Thursday, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
The Giants waived Skinner (hamstring) on Thursday.
Shazier (spine) said Tuesday in a guest appearance on teammate Roosevelt Nix's podcast that he's been rehabbing five days a week and plans to resume his football career, Joe Rutter of TribLive.com reports.
Sims, who will become an unrestricted free agent March 14, would likely remain in a change-of-pace role next season if retained by the Buccaneers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Barber is one of the Buccaneers' top internal options to replace Doug Martin, who was released Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Rodgers is considered an internal option to replace the since-released Doug Martin as the Buccaneers' lead back in 2018, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Golden (knee) is close to making a full recovery from his ACL injury and should be 100 percent for the start of next season, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Siemian (shoulder) is expected to be available via trade, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jeffery (shoulder), who underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday, sustained a full tear of his rotator cuff and isn't certain to be ready for the regular season, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Edelman (knee) was able to run with resistance bands Tuesday, NBC Sports Boston reports.
Floyd (knee) is still awaiting a settlement of the grievance he filed last September to recoup the $6.76 million he was owed for the 2017 season, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Jeffery (shoulder), who underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right rotator cuff, is uncertain to be available for the start of training camp and could miss time during the preseason, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Adeji-Barimah (knee) was cleared by his surgeon Tuesday to return to full football activities, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. The cornerback isn't expected to face any limitations during the Buccaneers' offseason program.
Gillmore (knee), who has played tight end since entering the NFL in 2014, is in the process of transitioning to the offensive line, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Jeffery underwent successful surgery Wednesday to address a torn rotator cuff, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Vinatieri plans to re-sign with the Colts on a one-year contract, which is expected to be finalized Thursday, Bob Kravitz of WTHR Channel 13 Indianapolis reports.
Updating a previous report, Luck (shoulder) has resumed throwing weighted balls rather than a football, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Luck (shoulder) has started throwing a football and doesn't believe he'll need another surgery, the Indianapolis Star reports. "That ship has sailed in my mind, which is also a bit of relief now, if I'm not going to lie," Luck said of the possibility of another surgery on his shoulder.
Landry will sign the Dolphins' franchise tag, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Rogers (knee) is off crutches, according to his personal Twitter account.
Succop signed a five-year, $20 million extension with the Titans on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
The Jets picked up McLendon's $3.13 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
The Jets exercised Martin's $1.8 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
The Jaguars declined Benn's (knee) $790,000 team option for 2018 on Tuesday, making the wide receiver an unrestricted free agent March 14, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
The Jaguars declined Rivera's (wrist) $1.25 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, making the tight end an unrestricted free agent March 14, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
The Buccaneers released Baker on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Hall received six months' probation Feb. 6 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges related to a March 2017 incident in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Vinatieri intends to play a 23rd NFL season in 2018, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Folk (knee) met last week with Dr. James Andrews, who officially cleared the 33-year-old to resume kicking, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Texans officially released Cushing on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Bears released Freeman (concussion/pectoral) Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Jaguars exercised Lewis' $3.5 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.
The Buccaneers released Martin on Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Eagles aren't planning to tender a 2018 contract to Watkins, which will make him an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Rogers (knee), who underwent surgery Jan. 17 to repair the ACL and meniscus in his right knee, remains on crutches but is expected to recover within 4-to-6 months, Dave Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
Peppers (shoulder) is "leaning toward" playing in 2018 but isn't thought to have interest in signing with a team other than Carolina, Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Galette said last week in a radio appearance with 106.7 The Fan Washington that he doesn't expect the Redskins to re-sign him when he becomes a free agent at the start of the new league year, Scott Allen of The Washington Post reports."I haven't spoken to [the Washington front office] personally," Galette said. "But speaking to my agent, Drew Rosenhaus...he just basically said they're pretty much gonna let me test free agency, because I'm pretty sure that if it was the other way around, I think they would have offered me a deal and nothing has been offered. There's nothing else left for me to believe but they want me to test free agency."
Driskel underwent surgery to repair the broken left arm he suffered in late December and isn't expected to miss time when the Bengals begin their offseason workout program in April, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Cowboys will use their franchise tag on Lawrence before the 3 p.m. EST deadline March 6, but plan to continue negotiating with the defensive end through mid-July on a long-term contract, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Colts head coach Frank Reich said last week that Luck (shoulder) has yet to begin a throwing program, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Lions general manager Bob Quinn said after the team's Week 17 win over the Packers that Ebron would be retained in 2018, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Jets view Powell as a "complementary" running back, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.
Cushing has been informed that he will be released by the Texans prior to the start of the new league year March 14, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson, who will become an unrestricted free agent March 14, said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that he would like to play "a couple more years."
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday that Shazier, who underwent spinal stabilization surgery Dec. 14, has been working out at the team's facility on a daily basis, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "He does some physical workouts in the morning and he either sits in with the coaches or he sits in with [the front office]. He's learning some personnel stuff, just to keep him involved with us, then he goes and does his rehab at a rehab facility."
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday that the team prefers to ink Bell to a long-term contract extension this offseason rather than applying the franchise tag on the running back, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. "We never will discount the use of the tag because that's collectively bargained," Colbert said Thursday. "But again, our goal is to have something done on a long-term basis.
There hasn't been any indication that Rivers (knee) has experienced any snags in his recovery from August surgery to repair a torn ACL, putting him on track to enter the 2018 season at full strength, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Amerson (foot) agreed to a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
Barron recently underwent shoulder surgery, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Webster had shoulder surgery recently, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Langi (neck/knee) is optimistic about his chances to return for OTAs, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
McCarron won the grievance he filed against the Bengals last spring and will become an unrestricted free agent March 14, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Charges against Boykin stemming from his March 2017 arrest in Dallas were dismissed earlier this month, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Sheard is expected to move from outside linebacker to defensive end with newly hired defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus planning to implement a speed-based, 4-3 defensive scheme, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.
The Raiders are expected to offer a one-year tender this offseason to Tavecchio, an exclusive rights free agent, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Janikowski's agent said Wednesday that his client is over the back injury that sidelined him in 2017 and intends to play during the upcoming season, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Olsen said earlier this month that he won't require any follow-up procedures during the offseason on his surgically repaired right foot, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Freeman (knee) said in a Feb. 2 interview with Mike Florio of NBC Sports Radio's "PFT Live" that he's not ruling out taking part in the Falcons' Organized Team Activities during the spring, Adam Wells of Bleacher Report reports. "Possibly," Freeman said about being ready for OTAs. "But I'm going to take my time and let [his right knee] heal so I won't have to deal with little nicks and knacks throughout the season, because that's the most important time for me. So I'm going to take my time and let it heal, get stronger. I need to be free when I'm out there."
Wolfe underwent offseason surgery to relieve nerve pain on the right side of his neck and indicated that he's feeling better than he has at any point in five years, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. "I can honestly sit here and tell you that as far as my neck goes -- I have to build my strength back up...but [the neck is] fixed," Wolfe said. "I feel so much better."
Fitzgerald will return to the Cardinals for his 15th NFL season in 2018, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Mulumba plans to retire from football, Darrin Bauming of TSN1290Radio reports.
Okafor (torn Achilles) could miss the beginning of training camp, Sean Fazende of Fox8live.com reports.
Armstead (hand) will be ready for the start of April's offseason program, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Smith (pectoral) will be ready for the start of April's offseason program, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
McDowell's (concussion) long-term future remains in doubt, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Tanney (foot) has been cleared for football activities and will be ready for offseason workouts in March, Kurt Pegler of WMBD-TV reports.
McCourty underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Compton (foot) did not require surgery on his sprained foot, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the Redskins' official site reports.
Hart signed with the Eagles on Wednesday.
The Raiders informed Janikowski (back), an impending free agent, that they don't plan to retain him during the upcoming season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Cravens was officially reinstated Wednesday from the Redskins' reserve/left squad list, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Lamp (knee) said Wednesday that he's resumed running and remains in line to take part in offseason workouts with the team, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports. "I'm feeling really good so far," Lamp said. "I'm five months post [surgery], and coming along really good. The training staff and I have been working Monday through Friday, and we've been starting to run and do things like that."
Covington (biceps) said Wednesday that he received full medical clearance for football activities, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
Manziel posted Wednesday on his personal Twitter account that he'll resume his football career by taking part in The Spring League, a scouting and showcase event based in Austin, Texas.
Jones, who has predominantly played safety the last two seasons, could be moved to cornerback in 2018, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Watt (leg) resumed running in mid-January and remains on track to return in time for training camp, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Sherman (Achilles) will have a minor cleanup procedure to remove bone spurs from his left foot, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Hooker (knee) is not using crutches but still has no timetable for his return, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
Hightower (pectoral) appears on track to be available for the 2018 season opener, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Berry (Achilles) should be back for the beginning of the 2018 season, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.
Avril (neck) plans to reassess his football future in spring, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
The Chiefs announced Tuesday that Johnson would become an unrestricted free agent when his contract expires at the start of the new league year March 14.
Branch said Saturday that he's "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from Jan. 31 surgery to address an unspecified knee injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
McDonald said Saturday that he was confident that he would complete his court-mandated obligations stemming from his plea deal for a May 2016 DUI arrest before the start of the 2018 season, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. "I'm in the process of doing all of my community service and making sure I knock everything out," McDonald said.
Chancellor (neck) intends to play in 2018 if he receives medical clearance from doctors to do so, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Kuechly, who missed the 2018 Pro Bowl due to an undisclosed injury, is recovering from right shoulder surgery, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Cravens (personal) officially applied to the NFL on Monday for reinstatement from the Redskins' reserve/left squad list, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Young agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Reilly's contract with the Patriots expired Monday, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.
Fiedorowicz (concussion) acknowledged Friday that he's considering retirement, Joe Stevenson of the Crystal Lake Northwest Herald reports.
Davis (groin) received full medical clearance Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Fitzgerald's $11 million salary for 2018 became guaranteed Friday, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.
Foster (neck) is first scheduled to appear in court Feb. 28 after being arrested in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Jan. 12 for marijuana possession, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Foreman (Achilles) was dismissed from all charges pertaining to his July 2017 arrest in Austin, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Edelman (knee) is expected to be ready by training camp, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
Driskel is recovering from a broken left arm he sustained in the Bengals' last week of practice, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Crawford (biceps) is expected to be ready in time for OTAs, Matthew Tabeek of the Falcons' official site reports.
Foster (neck) was arrested on charges relating to domestic violence Sunday in Los Gatos, California, Sarah Ravani and Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle report.
Mills tallied nine tackles (six solo) and defensed two passes in the Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.
Graham tallied two solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.
McLeod finished the 2017 regular season with 54 tackles (39 solo), six passes defensed, and three interceptions across 14 games.
Jenkins finished the 2017 regular season with 76 tackles (63 solo), a sack, two interceptions and eight passes defensed across 16 games.
Kendricks posted 77 total tackles (55 solo), two sacks and six passes defensed across 15 games during the 2017 regular season.
The Steelers re-signed Nix to a new four-year deal Saturday.
Conner (knee) recently said via SoundCloud that he has resumed sprinting on a treadmill.
Sturgis recovered from his torn flexor during the regular season but remained on injured reserve due to the success of replacement kicker Jake Elliott, David Weinberg of The Press reports.
Pumphrey indicated he has fully recovered from his torn hamstring, Derek Togerson of NBC San Diego reports. "I'm 100 percent healed up and ready to attack next year," the running back said. "I know what's to come. I know the whole playbook in and out and by the time the offseason comes with OTAs and all that, I'll be ready to shine. You're going to see the versatile Donnel Pumphrey I once was and a stronger and faster back that can also do it on special teams."
Head coach Sean McVay recently told ESPN LA 710 that he expects Zuerlein (back) to be ready for the start of the upcoming season. "Based on the doctors and everything, and even the way Greg was feeling as soon as he alleviated that pressure with the surgery, we're very positive in terms of Greg being ready to go," McVay said.
Sherman (Achilles) said he's ahead of schedule in his recovery and expects to begin running around mid-April or early May, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports. "I could probably be fully ready to go in minicamp, but they won't let me do anything," Sherman said Thursday. "So I'll probably have to be out there running and training ... but they won't let me practice until training camp."
Bradham finished the 2017 regular season with 88 tackles (61 solo), a sack, and eight passes defensed across 15 games.
The Chiefs released Revis on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Peppers underwent surgery on his right shoulder Thursday.
Garoppolo and the 49ers agreed Thursday on a five-year, $137.5 million contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Hollins finished the 2017 regular season with 16 receptions on 22 targets for 226 yards and a touchdown.
Celek finished the 2017 regular season with 13 receptions on 24 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown.
Burton threw a one-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's 41-33 win over the Patriots in the Super Bowl, and failed to reel in the only pass thrown his way.
Miller (knee) said he hopes to play football again, Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Treggs signed a contract with the Eagles on Wednesday.
Elliott signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Wednesday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
McDaniel was released by the Saints on Wednesday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Johnson (wrist) has been fully cleared to resume all activities, Kent Somers of AZCentral Sports reports.
Lee led the Jaguars with 56 catches and ranked second in receiving yards (702) while appearing in 14 regular-season contests during the 2017 season.
The 49ers re-signed Marsh to a two-year contract Wednesday.
Steelers owner Art Rooney II said Wednesday that Roethlisberger wants to keep playing in the NFL beyond the 2019 season, the final year of his current contract, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The Cardinals plan to pick up the $1 million roster bonus owed to Bethea (pectoral) on Friday, the fifth day of the 2018 league year waiver period, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard addressed Luck's rehab during a press conference Wednesday and downplayed speculation that the health of the quarterback's right shoulder played a role in Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels' decision to withdraw his acceptance of Indianapolis' head-coaching vacancy, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. "Let's talk about Andrew because there's a lot of rumors," Ballard said. "I'm going to listen to the doctors that he's talking to and dealing with, and I'm going to listen to the guy that is training him right now. And, at this point, we feel very strongly that Andrew's in a good place. He doesn't need surgery -- I have not gotten that from the two doctors that he's seen after the season. His strength is good. He's working on his throw motion and he's working on his arm speed right now. He has not picked up a football, but he's throwing balls, working on arm speed. He's not going to skip a step...he's going to do everything right to get himself ready to play. And I'm very confident -- he's very confident -- that he's going to come back and prove a lot of people wrong."
Samuel, who was placed on injured reserve Nov. 24 with ligament damage and a broken bone in his left ankle, underwent surgery shortly after being shut down for the season, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Klein (groin) is optimistic that he will be a full go in time for the start of the Saints' offseason program in the spring, reports the Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Hicks (Achilles) said Tuesday that he's ahead of schedule in his rehab but wouldn't offer a timetable for his return to full activities, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports.
Smith hauled in five of nine pass attempts for 49 yards in Sunday's 41-33 win over the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Elliott made all three field-goal attempts to go with two of three extra-point tries Sunday in the Eagles' 41-33 defeat of the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Huff signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.
Tye signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on Tuesday, Mikes Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Kelly (wrist) is expected to be fully healed and ready to throw during the Broncos' Organized Team Activities in the spring, Nick Kosmider of The Denver Post reports.
Posey signed a contract Tuesday with the Ravens.
Hill recently underwent surgery to straighten out a finger on his left hand but is expected to be ready for the Saints' Organized Team Activities in the spring, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Rodgers (collarbone) expects to be fully ready for offseason programs in April, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Chancellor (neck) is unlikely to retire this offseason, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports.
Watson (knee) resumed running Monday, per his personal Twitter account.
Fairley (illness) was released by the Saints on Monday, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.