NFL News: Player News and Updates for 6/8/14
NFL Updates: Cleveland Browns, Off-Season Schedule and More
June 8, 2014
The weekend is almost over (unfortunately) but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have some fun. It’s always entertaining to look forward to the upcoming NFL season (and it’s not really that far off now), so with that in mind let’s take our daily cruise around the league and see what kind of headlines we can come up with. Here’s the latest.
Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns: There are quite a few question marks surrounding the Browns as they move into the 2014 campaign, but one player they should be able to rely on as a consistent playmaking threat is Cameron. He’s been a favorite topic in this space since he began his breakout 2013 season, and even though he fought through quarterback difficulties throughout most of the year, he still finished with 80 receptions for 917 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 starts.
The Early returns on Cameron have been good so far this off-season, with the coaching staff raving about the strides he’s taken forward. There’s a growing sentiment out there that says he’ll become an even more potent piece of Browns weaponry with Josh Gordon out this season. That remains to be seen--as there are still a few question marks at the QB spot this year--but rest assured Cleveland will at least attempt to rely on Cameron once again in 2014.
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St. Louis Rams Offense: Speaking of taking a step forward this off-season, the Rams appear to have done just that--on defense anyway. Offensively, there’s still a lot to be desired, and 2014’s results will dictate just what kind of future the current regime has in St. Louis.
QB Sam Bradford absolutely has to take a step forward in his development this season, or else the team will be going in a different direction with their signal-caller. Though his early NFL years have been marred by injury, he simply hasn’t looked like a legitimate starting QB thus far.
Hindering Bradford’s development--at least according to some--is Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. His West Coast philosophy has fans wondering if he’ll be able to adapt to today’s NFL and aid Bradford’s development as the league moves to an up-tempo, quick-hit passing style.
St. Louis has a handful of potent young weapons for Bradford to work with, and they’ll need a big dose of the passing game to be successful in a competitive division this year.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins: Those Redskins fans eager to get a look at Jackson in OTAs this week may have to wait a little longer. The dynamic new Redskin is currently nursing a hamstring injury, and it’s unclear whether or not he’ll be able to participate in this week’s sessions.
The ‘Skins will be conducting OTAs tomorrow through Thursday.
Week 1 Schedule: Now that the schedules have been released, we can start looking forward to the on-field action as we warm up for the 2014 campaign. Here’s a look at the first week of the season, which begins September 4.
Thursday, September 4, 2014:
8:30 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks (NBC)
Sunday, September 7, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Philadelphia Eagles (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at New York Jets (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans (FOX)
Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
4:25 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (NBC)
Monday, September 8, 2014:
7:10 PM ET:
New York Giants at Detroit Lions (ESPN)
10:20 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (ESPN)
NFL Off-Season Key Dates: We’re now back to full-on anticipation mode for the 2014 campaign. Here’s a look at some of the noteworthy dates from this off-season period that should keep us occupied until the league kicks off again.
Important 2014 Dates Remaining:
July 24: Training Camp Opens
September 4: First Game of the 2014 Season
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