NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/12/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 15 Schedule and More
December 12, 2014
Now that the Cardinals and Rams are all finished up, the NFL’s Week 15 is off and running. We’ve got a lot to look forward to in the upcoming games, but in the meantime there’s plenty of opportunity to take a look at the notable headlines out there. Here’s the latest.
No big surprise here, but Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater will be sitting out the team’s final three games. He’s been dealing with a foot injury that has been recurring this season.
Streater has only three games under his belt in 2014.
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For what it’s worth, the Lions’ Reggie Bush says that he’ll be able to play Sunday. He practiced with the team yesterday and is trying to get over an ankle injury in time to play the Vikings.
The Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams was able to practice yesterday, but according to the coaching staff he probably won’t be playing in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
The Falcons’ Julio Jones missed out on practice yesterday. He’s still dealing with that hip injury.
That said, the Atlanta coaching staff has expressed some optimism this week that he’ll be able to take the field against the Steelers this week.
Jones has been crushing it this year. He has 93 grabs for 1,428 yards and six scores thus far.
The Jets’ rookie tight end Jace Amaro thinks he’ll be able to play in Sunday’s “battle for draft position” game against the Titans. After a promising start, Amaro has missed out on the last two games due to a concussion.
Eddie Lacy of the Packers didn’t do much besides watch at practice yesterday, which is a bad sign for Green Bay. He was officially listed as limited, but looked to be all but resting his ailing hip bruise.
If Lacy can’t go or is limited in the team’s Week 15 game, look for a heavy dose of James Starks.
The Bengals will be starting Jeremy Hill as their No. 1 RB against the Browns in a key divisional game on Sunday. Former No. 1 Giovani Bernard will mix in there somehow, likely sharing carries.
If Hill gets off to a fast start, look for Bernard’s role to diminish, as the Cincinnati coaching staff has expressed a desire to have one back taking the majority of the touches.
Week 15 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 15 in the NFL. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Bye Week: None
Thursday, December 11, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams (NFL Network)
Sunday, December 14, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons (CBS)
Washington Redskins at New York Giants (FOX)
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
4:25 PM ET
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
8:30 PM ET
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
Monday, December 15, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears (ESPN)
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