NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/13/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
August 13, 2014
The preseason is in full swing, and there’s NFL anticipation everywhere you look. The news updates are coming in fast and furious from all around the league, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look at a few of the headlines and see what’s happening out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Packers Notes: We’ve got a couple of nuggets on the Packers today, so let’s head up to Green Bay and see what’s going on there.
Jordy Nelson was back out on the practice field yesterday, which is a great sign for the team. The No. 1 receiver missed out on Monday’s session with a hamstring injury.
Also of note, TE Brandon Bostick has been running with the No. 1 offense this week, which is the latest indication that he’s leapfrogged his contemporaries (Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers) in the race to be the team’s primary tight end.
Green Bay is still searching out someone to fill the void left by injured TE Jermichael Finley, and Bostick is the closest thing they’ve got.
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Trevathan Injury: The Broncos’ LB Danny Trevathan had to be carted off the practice field yesterday due to an injury on his left leg. He reportedly couldn’t put any weight on it. After some tests, it was revealed that he had broken a bone below his kneecap. The recovery time is 6-8 weeks, but all things considered it could have been worse.
Losing Trevathan is a huge blow to the Broncos defense. He posted a great season with 128 tackles, a pair of sacks, three picks and three forced fumbles in 2013. There’s really no replacing that.
Panthers Top Trio: There’s really no surprise here, but we got an official word on it yesterday. The Panthers will be going with rookie Kelvin Benjamin, Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant as their top three wide receivers in 2014.
Much has been made of the Panthers’ lack of talent at the WR position, so these three guys will have to step up big-time to prove everyone wrong. It should make for an interesting season to say the least.
Browns Starter: It looks like we’ll be getting an official word on which Cleveland QB will be starting the team’s second preseason game on their off-day Thursday. Until then, both Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will be splitting first-team reps in camp.
Johnny Football fever is palpable not only in Cleveland but across the country: The Browns’ first preseason game was viewed by an average of 2.82 million people.
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)
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