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|Christine Michael added to injury report||01-21-2017|
|Christine Michael RB GB|
Packers added Christine Michael to the injury report as questionable with a back injury.
Adam Schefter on Twitter
|The timing suggests he suffered the injury late in the week. Michael did not touch the ball in limited snaps last week against Dallas, but his absence would still be a blow to an already banged-up offense. Ty Montgomery should dominate the backfield touches against the Falcons.|
|Report: 49ers may go 'hard' after Cousins||01-21-2017|
|Kirk Cousins QB WAS|
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 49ers would go "hard" after Kirk Cousins if he is available.
|Even if the Redskins hit Cousins with another franchise tag, Schefter reports the 49ers may be willing to part with a trade package that includes the No. 2 overall pick to land the quarterback. With former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan almost certain to take over as head coach, Cousins would likely be open to a move to San Francisco. There is little doubt Washington will place the exclusive franchise tag on Cousins if the two sides cannot work out a long-term deal, but even that might not be the end of the saga.|
|C-Patt: I felt wanted by Vikings this season||01-21-2017|
|Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN|
Impending free agent Cordarrelle Patterson said he felt wanted by the Vikings this season.
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities
|Patterson said he "didn't feel wanted" by Minnesota during Mike Zimmer's first two years in charge and was focused on "trying to get out." Patterson had a change of heart this season, likely in no small part because he actually had a role on offense, and now wants to stay. Price will likely determine if the Vikings feel the same way, but they should be interested in keeping around a guy who has led the league in kick return average three of the last four seasons.|
|Tom Brady has thrown 19 TDs, 0 INTs vs Tomlin||01-21-2017|
|Tom Brady QB NE|
Tom Brady has thrown 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions in six games against the Steelers with Mike Tomlin as the head coach.
|Brady has also averaged 314.8 yards per game and owns a passer rating of 127.5 in those contests. This Steelers defense is better than some of the units Brady has faced in the past, but that kind of success is at least worth noting. With both Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan likely to be higher-owned, Brady could be a somewhat sneaky option in DFS this weekend.|
|Seahawks sign Robert Myers to future deal||01-21-2017|
|Robert Myers OG SEA|
Seahawks signed OL Robert Myers to a reserve/future contract.
|A fifth-round pick of the Ravens in 2015, Myers spent all of 2016 on Seattle's practice squad after bouncing around the league as a rookie. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports the Seahawks plan to give Myers a shot at right tackle this offseason, which is the position he played in college. Still, he is unlikely to crack the final roster.|
|GM 'definitely' wants to re-sign Jack Doyle||01-21-2017|
|Jack Doyle TE IND|
Colts GM Ryan Grigson said he "definitely" wants to re-sign impending free agent TE Jack Doyle.
|This, of course, assumes Grigson will still be the general manager, but it looks like he is safe at this point. Doyle had a breakout 2016, hauling in 59 passes for 584 yards and five touchdowns. All three numbers eclipsed his career totals entering the year. Doyle is not the type of dynamic receiving threat which commands big dollars on the open market, but he should be looking for more than the three-year, $13-million deal Brent Celek landed last January.|
|Chiefs add 10 on reserve/future contracts||01-21-2017|
|Seantavius Jones WR KC|
|Chiefs signed WR Seantavius Jones, OG Jordan Devey, QB Joel Stave, OT Joseph Cheek, DB Jimmy Hall, DT Cory Johnson, DE David King, LB Earl Okine, DB Julian Wilson, and FB Will Ratelle to reserve/future contracts.||Jones made some noise a couple training camps ago with the Saints, but he was waived by the Chiefs before final cuts last August. He will get another shot to latch on to the bottom of the roster, but his chances are slim. Devey saw some time on the Chiefs' active roster this season after starting nine games with the 49ers in 2015.|
|Jaylon Smith will be 'big-time contributor?'||01-21-2017|
|Jaylon Smith OLB DAL|
Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said the team is "penciling in" LB Jaylon Smith (knee) "as a big-time contributor."
Dallas Morning News
|The Cowboys have been consistently optimistic about Smith's ability to return from a gruesome knee injury he suffered in the Fiesta Bowl last January. The injury resulted in nerve damage which has been slow to repair, but Smith said he is getting closer to normal. He might never be the top-ten pick he was before the injury, but it looks like Smith will be able to at least contribute. He is expected to get on the field in OTAs.|