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  • 1/17, 3:29 pm
    • Bryant (suspension) has yet to apply...

      Bryant (suspension) has yet to apply for reinstatement, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

      Analysis: Bryant's agent, Thomas Santanello, confirmed as much Tuesday, yet he added the wideout intends to do so in the next two weeks. Even after he files the requisite paperwork, there's no guarantee that Bryant's suspension will be lifted at the earliest possible date (or mid-March). More than likely, the NFL will take its time to ensure he's completed everything asked of him during his second suspension for a violation of the policy on substances of abuse.

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  • 1/17, 2:40 pm
    • The Dolphins will consider moving Alonso...

      The Dolphins will consider moving Alonso to the weakside linebacker position, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

      Analysis: Miami considered making the move in December but thought it would be to much of a gamble to ask Alonso to switch positions without any advanced warning or practice. The Dolphins don't have any issues with the play of Alonso in the middle but believe with their personnel it could make the team better should he switch to the outside. This plan could change of course should the Dolphins acquire a weakside linebacker via free agency or the draft this year.

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  • 1/17, 2:17 pm
    • Hogan said Tuesday that he sustained...

      Hogan said Tuesday that he sustained a "minor setback" with his thigh during Saturday's win against the Texans, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. However, Hogan added he "maybe could have returned."

      Analysis: Previously, shoulder and back issues afflicted Hogan in his first season in New England, the latter of which forced a DNP in Week 11. His current bout with a thigh concern doesn't appear to threaten his upcoming availability, but Hogan will have three chances to prove his health in advance of Sunday's AFC championship game versus the Steelers.

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  • 1/17, 2:12 pm
    • Clayborn (biceps) was placed on injured...

      Clayborn (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.

      Analysis: Clayborn sprained his biceps Saturday against the Seahawks, ending his season. In 13 games, Clayborn recorded 22 tackles and 4.5 sacks. The Falcons promoted Joe Vellano from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Expect to see increased reps from Ra'Shede Hageman and Dwight Freeney in Sunday's NFC Championship showdown with the Packers.

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  • Matt Ryan QB-ATL
    1/17, 1:44 pm
    • Ryan completed 26 passes for 338...

      Ryan completed 26 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks.

      Analysis: Ryan shredded the Seahawks all day, finishing with a passer rating of 125.7. He's in line for another huge game Sunday when the Falcons host Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the final game at the Georgia Dome. The points are expected to pile up quickly in this one, and Ryan is expected to spearhead the charge.

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