Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has claimed through Instagram that he will play in the Sunday playoff game against San Francisco.
"Damn right I'm playing wouldn't miss this for the world," he wrote per the Charlotte Observer.
Smith is listed as questionable with a knee injury. The team has yet to confirm his availability.
This needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Smith loves to banter with the press, but even without the team giving him the OK, I would expect him to be out there for the matchup against the 49ers. Keep you eye on the injury report today or tomorrow morning if you plan on using him in your daily lineup.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Ryan Tannehill said talks for a contract extension with the Dolphins have not yet begun.
Back in early February, there was a report that the Dolphins were discussing a contract extension that could pay Ryan Tannehill $105 million over seven seasons but that seems to have been put on the back burner. Colin Kaepernick and Andy Dalton signed similar contracts last offseason but only the first one or two seasons are guaranteed. He owns a 66.4 percent completion percentage in 2014 was fifth-best in the NFL. Tannehill turns 27 in July. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw.
No one can really be surprised being that the Nuggets are 20-39 on the season. There have been no reports of who the replacement might be but fantasy owners have to be happy with this news as it's been near impossible to predict Shaw's rotations. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Jets have been trying to lower Percy Harvin's salary to keep him.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports' said that he "would be shocked" if Percy Harvin agreed to take a cut in pay to stay in New York. Harvin is due a non-guaranteed $10.5 million but the Jets are trying to lower that number. If he does say no like most think, there's a chance the Jets could release Harvin. The New England Patriots have let it be known that they are big fans of the wide receiver and would be a prime candidate to pick him up if he became available. Analysis: Drew Phelps