Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (triceps) said that he was not ready 'to make a decision one way or the other just yet' in regards to continuing his playing career or retiring. Thomas made the remarks Wednesday, Jan. 17, while attending the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards.
Detroit Lions offensive line coach Ron Prince was fired on Monday, Jan. 1.
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker converted 34 of his 37 field goal attempts during the 2017 season, putting him at 202-for-224 on FGAs in his career. His 90.2 percent conversion rate is the best in NFL history; he overtook Dallas Cowboys PK Dan Bailey (88.2) late in the season after Bailey missed a pair of kicks.
Atlanta Falcons offensive assistant Charlie Weis Jr. was named offensive coordinator of Florida Atlantic University on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi said that he's 'driven' to avenge the Miami Dolphins' decision to trade him earlier in the season and that he's trying to prove them wrong for shipping him out in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick. He added, 'I don't think it will be redemption until I win the Super Bowl. If we can get that done, then I'll have my redemption.'
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry does not plan on taking any sort of hometown discount, according to his agent, Damarius Bilbo. 'Absolutely not,' said Bilbo when asked about the issue. 'This may be Jarvis' first and last time to set himself up and his family up. He needs to strike and strike while the iron is hot.' Bilbo also mentioned that he is waiting on the Dolphins to respond to his contract proposal.
Philadelphia Eagles LB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 17. CB Sidney Jones (hamstring) participated fully.
Free-agent WR DeAndre Smelter (49ers) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's (hand) 'hand should be OK,' a source told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. It could affect him 'slightly' but the belief is that he should be good overall for the Conference Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville has joined the Miami Dolphins in the same role. Studesville and head coach Adam Gase were on the same staff in Denver under former head coaches Josh McDaniels and John Fox.
New Orleans Saints CB Delvin Breaux (leg) has been cleared to participate in all football-related activities Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not renew the contract of offensive coordinator Todd Haley, according to sources. Quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner is believed to be the favorite to replace Haley.