NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/6/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 6, 2015
Now that we’ve had a full day to digest all of the happenings from the NFL’s Wild Card weekend, it’s time to start looking forward to the divisional round. There are some very intriguing matchups looming this weekend, but before we get too close let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the notable headlines.
Let’s start things out with some Lions news. They’ve got decisions to make in the off-season, starting with RB Reggie Bush.
There are some rumblings in Detroit among sources close to the team that Bush may become a casualty of the salary cap in the coming months. He’s got two years left on his deal, but carries a cap number of $5 million plus in 2015.
Bush is in danger of getting cut due to his minimal contribution this season (11 games) and the wide-open market on backs.
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In other Lions news, coach Jim Caldwell made some comments yesterday concerning DT Ndamukong Suh. He said re-signing Suh is a top priority for the team this off-season, but we’ll have to wait and see if the Lions put their checkbook where their mouth is.
Suh will be an unrestricted free agent this off-season, and he would cost a whopping $26.7 million to franchise in 2015. If he does manage to hit the open market, teams across the league will be lining up around the block to have a crack at him, even with his sketchy on-field antics.
Now let’s head over to Lambeau and check in on Aaron Rodgers. Tomorrow will be the big day for him this week; he’ll be getting his injured calf evaluated then.
Rodgers didn’t practice last week in an effort to rest and recuperate his injuries in advance of the playoffs; we’ll soon find out if that extra time did him any good.
Green Bay will be hosting the Cowboys this weekend.
Good news for the Broncos. LB Brandon Marshall, who is the team’s leading tackler, was able to practice yesterday for the first time in three weeks. He missed out on the last two games of the season with a sprained foot.
Denver goes into this weekend’s home game against the Colts as the favorites.
NFL Playoffs Schedule: Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the next round of the NFL playoffs, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Saturday, January 10:
4:35 PM ET:
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (NBC)
8:15 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
Sunday, January 11:
1:05 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers (FOX)
4:40 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (CBS)
Sunday January 18:
3:05 PM ET:
TBA at TBA (FOX)
6:40 PM ET
TBA at TBA (CBS)
Sunday, January 25:
Pro Bowl, 8:00 PM ET
Sunday, February 1:
6:30 PM ET
TBA vs. TBA (NBC)
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