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News: Injury

Zach Line had surgery

Friday, February 17, 2017 10:30 AM EST
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent FB Zach Line (hip) underwent hip surgery this offseason and should be off crutches soon.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Andrew Krammer

No surgery for Nick Mangold

Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:52 PM EST
New York Jets C Nick Mangold's (ankle) rehab has been going well, and he will not need surgery on his injured ankle.
New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

C.J. Prosise will be ready for OTAs

Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:48 PM EST - updated
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder) is expected to be ready for organized team activities and minicamp. He's slated to be the third-down back and a change-of-pace option on early downs.
The Seattle Times - Bob Condotta

Matt Paradis undergoes another surgery

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:51 PM EST
Denver Broncos C Matt Paradis (hip) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Tuesday, Feb. 14. He underwent right hip surgery in January and hopes to be ready for the start of training camp.
The Denver Post - Nicki Jhabvala

Karl Klug may not be ready for camp

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:35 PM EST
Tennessee Titans impending free-agent DE Karl Klug (Achilles') is making progress in his recovery from Achilles' tendon surgery, but he may not be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. - Paul Kuharsky

Marcus Mariota likely out until camp

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:25 PM EST
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team will be very cautious with QB Marcus Mariota (leg) and probably will keep him out until the start of training camp. Mularkey said Mariota's recovery is on schedule. - Paul Kuharsky

John Brown now very healthy, says owner

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:13 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is now 'very healthy,' according to team president and owner Michael Bidwill, who also said that it 'looks like they found the issue' regarding the sickle cell problem the receiver was dealing with this past season. Bidwill added: 'We'll get (Brown) back the way we had him.' - Adam Green

Le'Veon Bell's injury being investigated

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:25 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) and the Steelers are being investigated by the NFL over injury report protocol regarding Bell's groin injury. The injury was not listed on injury reports in the weeks before the AFC Championship. Bell left that game because of the groin injury. Pittsburgh has said that Bell's injury did not impact his practice participation as Bell missed practice due to a personal matter, not an injury. These investigations may lead to fines, suspensions or lost draft picks. - Jeremy Fowler

Sammie Coates had hernia surgery

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:15 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (hernia) recently underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia, according to a source. On another note, it was confirmed that Coates did not have surgery on his fingers, contrary to a previous report. - Jeremy Fowler

Injury won't slow Marcus Mariota

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:47 PM EST
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) is going to be fine following surgery to repair a fractured fibula, according to Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles, who had the same surgery in 2006. 'So Marcus is going to be good to go,' Sproles said. 'He'll probably be better than ever.' - Jim Wyatt

Sammie Coates has another surgery

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:37 PM EST - updated
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (groin, fingers) posted on social media that he had surgery to repair a groin injury.

Cliff Avril has surgery

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:37 PM EST - updated
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (groin) had groin surgery Tuesday, Feb. 14. His status for the start of the 2017 season shouldn't be in question.
The Seattle Times - Bob Condotta

Seattle given warning

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:11 PM EST
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (knee) and the Seahawks were given a warning by the NFL for violating the league's injury-reporting policy regarding Sherman's knee ailment, according to a source. There will be no further discipline.
NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

Lee Smith will be ready for workouts

Monday, February 13, 2017 8:23 PM EST
Oakland Raiders TE Lee Smith (ankle) will be ready for the offseason workouts after missing most of the season because of a broken ankle. - Scott Bair

NaVorro Bowman rehabbing well

Monday, February 13, 2017 3:42 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (Achilles') said his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles' tendon has been easier to deal with than his rehab for a torn anterior cruciate ligament last year. Bowman added that there is no timetable yet for when he'll be cleared to fully participate in football activities. - Matt Maiocco

Reuben Foster having shoulder surgery

Monday, February 13, 2017 11:59 AM EST
Alabama LB Reuben Foster (shoulder) will not participate in the NFL Scouting Combine due to surgery on his right rotator cuff, according to a source. Foster is expected to recover in four months and be ready for training camp. Foster is the top-graded inside linebacker for many teams in the 2017 NFL draft.
ESPN - Adam Caplan

Niles Paul on the mend

Monday, February 13, 2017 11:44 AM EST - updated
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (shoulder) described his progression from shoulder surgery as 'crazy', and he said he is focusing on being physically and mentally healthy for 2017 after two years of injuries. - Jake Kring-Schreifels

K'Waun Williams cleared

Monday, February 13, 2017 8:27 AM EST
Free-agent CB K'Waun Williams (ankle) is fully cleared by Dr. Anderson and can sign with any team. He has visits with the Detroit Lions and New York Jets Monday, Feb. 13.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Brandon Flowers not expected back

Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:47 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) is expected to be released this offseason because he has suffered four concussions over the last three season and his future is uncertain. The team would create $7 million in salary cap space if they released Flowers.
The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

PIT can save cap space if Ladarius Green cut

Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:16 PM EST
The Pittsburgh Steelers could save $5 million in salary cap space if they released TE Ladarius Green (concussion) with a post-June 1 designation. - Jason La Canfora

Reshad Jones to take part in workouts

Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:20 PM EST
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins SS Reshad Jones (shoulder) said he should be a full participant during offseason workouts since his shoulder feels good.
The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

Kolby Listenbee hopes to be ready for camp

Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:41 PM EST
Buffalo Bills WR Kolby Listenbee (hernia) said he hopes to be a full participant in practice by training camp at the latest. - Chris Brown

Reshad Jones says shoulder fine

Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:26 PM EST
Miami Dolphins SS Reshad Jones (shoulder) said he is completely recovered from the shoulder injury that sent him to the Reserve/Injured list.
The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

George Iloka undergoes surgery

Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:42 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals SS George Iloka (shoulder) underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery after the season but should be ready for the start of offseason workouts.
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Jim Owczarski

John Ross to undergo surgery

Friday, February 10, 2017 6:03 PM EST
University of Washington WR John Ross (shoulder) will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder but will first participate in the NFL scouting combine and his pro day, according to his agent.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport