Chris Cooper: Heads to Kansas City

Cooper (concussion) signed to the Chiefs’ practice squad Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Cooper suffered the concussion during the preseason and was waived off injured reserve by the Colts in late September. The 24-year-old could be signed for added depth in the secondary should the Chiefs suffer any injuries in their potential playoff run.

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Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner: Makes five stops in playoff loss

Wagner made five tackles in Saturday’s playoff loss to the Cowboys.

Wagner averaged 8.7 tackles per game during the regular season, so this was a steep dip to finish off the year. The Seahawks’ defensive captain has combined for 438 tackles over the last three years and ranks as the No. 1 linebacker in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. That bodes well for Wagner, who is set to be a free agent in March and will be due a massive contract.

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Chiefs’ Derrick Nnadi: Full participant Tuesday

Nnadi (concussion) was a full participant during Tuesday’s practice, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs’ official site reports.

Nnadi left Week 17’s contest versus the Raiders with a concussion, but after a week off, it seems he will be ready to face the Colts on Saturday. He’ll likely continue to back up Xavier Williams.

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Rams’ Andrew Whitworth: No injury designation

Whitworth (knee) wasn’t present on Tuesday’s injury report, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Whitworth’s injury wasn’t deemed to be serious when he suffered it in the season finale, and he’s had over a week to recover since then. Expect Whitworth to return to his starting left tackle role Saturday versus the Cowboys.

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Panthers’ Cam Newton: Production derailed by shoulder

Newton (shoulder) finished the 2018 regular season with 3,395 yards, 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions through the air and 101 carries for 488 yards and four scores on the ground in 14 games played.

Newton started brilliantly under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, passing for 15 touchdowns while throwing just four interceptions through Carolina’s first eight games. All four of his rushing scores also came over that span, which coincided with six wins. However, as soreness in his throwing shoulder became more of an issue, Newton and the Panthers offense stalled during the second half. The signal caller was picked off in each of his last six appearances, including four times in Week 13. Newton also didn’t account for a touchdown after that disastrous outing, contributing toward an agonizing six-game losing streak that led to him being shut down with two weeks remaining and Carolina eliminated from playoff contention. Fortunately, since scans revealed no structural damage, Newton is expected to avoid surgery this offseason, an especially relieving development considering he already underwent surgery to repair a partially torn right rotator cuff following the 2016 campaign. Assuming his shoulder heals as expected, Newton will aim to build on a season that still saw him post by far his best completion percentage (67.9) while averaging two touchdowns per game. Although lingering concerns over his durability, as well as the emergence of second-team All-Pro tailback Christian McCaffrey, resulted in the second-fewest rushing yards of his career, Newton remains a dynamic dual threat when healthy, and getting back to 100 percent should be his top priority this offseason.

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Patriots’ Stephen Anderson: Added to active roster

The Patriots promoted Anderson to the 53-man roster Tuesday.

Anderson joined New England’s practice squad after being waived by the Texans during final roster cuts. With tight end Jacob Hollister (hamstring) on injured reserve, Anderson will provide depth behind Rob Gronkowski.

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Bears’ Tanner Gentry: Signs with Bears

The Bears signed Gentry to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.

Gentry appeared in four games with the Bears in 2017, hauling in three of six targets for 35 yards. However, despite leading the team in receptions during the 2018 preseason, he failed to make the 53-man roster. He’ll have another opportunity to do so after signing a reserve/future contract.

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Colts’ J.J. Wilcox: Clear of ankle issue

Wilcox (ankle) was listed as a full participant at Tuesday’s walkthrough.

Wilcox was unable to play in Saturday’s wild-card win over the Texans, but his quick return to practice — though it’s still just an estimation — bodes well for the divisional round. The Colts may need the added depth at safety with Clayton Geathers (knee), Mike Mitchell (calf) and Malik Hooker (foot) all nursing injuries.

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Cowboys’ Sean Lee: Fully participates in practice

Lee (hamstring) was a full participant in Tuesday’s practice, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Lee seems to have completely shed his hamstring injury and should be full-go against the Rams on Saturday. It still remains to be seen how much he’ll be utilized, though, as the linebacker played just four defensive snaps versus the Seahawks in the wild-card round.

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Colts’ Malik Hooker: Sits out Tuesday’s walkthrough

Hooker (foot) was a non-participant at Tuesday’s walkthrough.

Hooker suffered the injury in last Saturday’s win over the Texans but was able to return and play the remainder of the contest. According to Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star, the 22-year-old was sporting a protective walking boot in the locker room, though the team indicated it was simply a precautionary measure.

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