NOTE: Only players currently on an active NFL roster are listed.

Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills (UW)

Allen didn’t rest under center as Buffalo — which had already clinched a playoff berth — and battled for a better seed against the lowly New York Jets. The Bills outlasted rival AFC East 27-10, with the former Cowboys star throwing for 239 yards and two touchdowns while running for 63 more yards.

The fourth-year pro finished with 4,407 passing yards and 36 touchdowns with 763 yards and six rushing yards in the regular season, finishing second in the entire NFL behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady at the total touchdowns (42). As AFC East champions, Buffalo is the No. 3 seed and will host its Wild Card Round playoff game against classic division rival New England Patriots at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Logan Wilson, LB, Cincinnati Bengals (UW/Natrona County HS)

With the Bengals winning the AFC North in a thrilling win over the two-time AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17, the Bengals opted to rest many of their starters during the last week of the regular season against the Cleveland Browns with the conference. Seed #4 basically locked in place. Wilson was one of them, being marked as a healthy scratch along with several other Cincinnati stars like quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Tee Higgins.

The rest came at a good time for Wilson, who struggled with a shoulder injury he suffered in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers. He came back for the win over the Chiefs, but the extra bye week buys him more time as the Bengals seek their first playoff victory in 31 years against the Las Vegas Raiders at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Cincinnati.

Marcus Epps, S, Philadelphia Eagles (UW)

Epps was activated Monday from Philadelphia’s reserve/COVID-19 roster just in time for the Eagles’ next Wild Card playoff game as the NFC’s No. 7 seed. The former Poke didn’t play in Philadelphia’s regular-season finale — a 51-26 rout of hated rivals the Dallas Cowboys — due to his roster appearance, but that didn’t matter. importance to the Eagles’ postseason status as they clinched a playoff berth in Week 17.

The Californian has a career-high 62 tackles this season to go with one interception. He’ll be part of an Eagles defense that will have to find a way to stop Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay offense in the Wild Card Round at 11 a.m. Sunday in Tampa.

Andrew Wingard, S, Jacksonville Jaguars (UW)

Wingard was out for the second straight game due to being on Jacksonville’s reserve/COVID-19 roster, so he had no part in dooming Indianapolis Colts fans’ dreams as the Jaguars upset their AFC South foes 26-11 to knock them out. the playoffs.

The Colorado native finished with a career-high 88 tackles, finishing third on a very poor Jacksonville defense.

Tashaun Gipson, DB, Chicago Bears (UW)

Gipson finished with three tackles after playing 85% of the defensive snaps for the Bears in their 31-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Chicago has long since been eliminated from the playoffs, which makes Sunday’s game against an NFC North rival more about pride.

The 31-year-old finished with 47 tackles and had 10 straight seasons with at least one interception, a run that saw the former Cowboy play for three other teams (Browns, Jaguars, Houston Texans) in a solid career in the NFL that included a Pro Bowl nod in 2014 with Cleveland.

Taven Bryan, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars (Natrona County HS)

The former Mustang was eliminated in Jacksonville’s season finale against Indianapolis. Bryan’s fifth-year option was declined in the offseason, making Sunday his last game of his rookie contract with the Jaguars.

Bryan finished that season with two sacks and four tackles for one loss in 15 games.

Carl Granderson, DE, New Orleans Saints (UW)

Granderson recorded a tackle and played 46% of the defensive snaps as New Orleans beat the Atlanta Falcons 30-20, but because the San Francisco 49ers beat the Los Angeles Rams in overtime, the Saints took were eliminated from the playoffs.

Granderson finished with 25 tackles and three sacks, starting three games on the New Orleans defensive line.

Mike Purcell, TD, Denver Broncos (UW)

In 38% of defensive snaps played, Purcell recorded four tackles in the Broncos’ season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs with Denver already eliminated from the playoffs.

Purcell finished with 33 tackles and one fumble recovery this season.

Jacob Hollister, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars (UW)

Hollister was an active point on the Jaguars’ offense in their 2021-22 Finals, catching three passes for 14 yards on 60% offensive snaps in Jacksonville’s upset victory.

Pulled down the Jacksonville pecking order for most of the season, Hollister completed nine catches for 55 yards and a touchdown in an unfortunate season for football’s worst team.

Jacob Bobenmoyer, LS, Denver Broncos (Cheyenne East HS)

Bobenmoyer played in eight special teams games and was involved in a tackle in the Broncos’ loss to the Chiefs last Saturday. Denver kicker Brandon McManus, with Bobenmoyer kicking the ball toward the starter, made all three extra-run attempts with a 31-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.


James Johnson, F, Brooklyn Nets (Cheyenne East HS)

With Brooklyn’s roster essentially back to full strength after an outbreak of COVID-19 in the team last month – and the return of star guard Kyrie Irving, albeit in a limited way – Johnson’s role in training the Nets has been quite drastically reduced.

The former T-Bird has played under 10 minutes in three of Brooklyn’s four games this week, playing a maximum of 12 minutes in the Nets’ 12-point loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at home last Friday. The wily veteran turns 35 next month, keeping himself valuable as a quality role and experienced leader.

Larry Nance, Jr., F, Portland Trail Blazers (UW)

Nance started his 11th straight game last Wednesday in a home loss at Portland to the Miami Heat, but the former Cowboy and emerging stalwart of the Trail Blazers roster has been placed on the team’s COVID-19 list last Tuesday. Since then, he has been inactive in Portland’s last three games.

Nance averaged 6.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Blazers, his third NBA team after stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.