NFL PLAYER NEWS
Bucs' Cameron Brate (hip) has offseason surgery
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip.
His recovery time will reportedly be a "few months," as the team plans to "ease" him back into action during OTAs.
Brate caught 30 passes on 49 targets for 289 yards and 6 touchdowns in 201.
Spencer Ware (hamstring) not on Chiefs' injury report for Championship Round
Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware was not listed on the team's injury report ahead of the team's Championship Round game against the New England Patriots.
Ware was participating in full all week despite a hamstring ailment, and he'll be good to go on Sunday with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.
Our models project Ware for 24.5 rushing yards, 11.4 receiving yards, 0.3 total touchdowns and 5.7 FanDuel points.
Spencer Ware (hamstring) practicing in full for Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware (hamstring) was upgraded to a full participant in Thursday's practice.
This should put Ware on track to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. He's been sidelined since Week 14. Damien Williams will likely continue to shoulder most of the backfield work for Kansas City.
numberFire's models expect Ware to score 3.6 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's priced at $5,800.
Texans' J.J. Watt reportedly recovering from cleanup knee procedure
Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt underwent cleanup knee surgery after the Wild Card Round, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
It's notable because Watt missed most of the 2016 and 2017 seasons due to a tibia injury, but Rapoport says the procedure was "just some maintenance on an injury that bothered him during the season." Watt turns 30 in March.
Watt recorded 57 tackles (44 solo), 16 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, and 4 pass deflections in 16 games for the Texans this season.
Leonard Fournette 'in a really good place' with Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is "in a really good place" following a meeting with the running back last week, head coach Doug Marrone said.
"We had a good meeting," Marrone said. "I’m not going to speak for Leonard, but when he left that meeting … I think he’s in a really good place. That’s encouraging and I’m excited about that." Fournette reportedly "cleared the air" with Jaguars Executive Vice President Tom Coughlin last week, quelling speculation that the two sides would part ways this offseason after injuries and poor decision-making plagued the back's 2018 campaign.
Fournette rushed 133 times for 439 yards and 5 touchdowns and caught 22 passes (26 targets) for 185 yards and 1 touchdown in eight games this season.
Kansas City's Eric Berry (heel) fully participates in Wednesday's practice
Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry (heel) practiced fully on Wednesday.
Berry was unable to play in the Divisional Round after not practicing most of last week but a full participation today is a great sign of improvement. If the Chiefs defense can even get Berry back in a limited role, his presence in their secondary would be a huge boost.
The Kansas City pass defense finished the 2018 season with a 14th overall ranking according to numberFire's models.
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