NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/7/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 7, 2015
We’re creeping toward Saturday, which will mark Week 2 of the NFL playoffs. We’ve got some interesting matchups coming this weekend, but in the meantime let’s check out some of the notable players and storylines out there right now.
The Broncos’ Danny Trevathan had his surgery yesterday. He missed out on 13 games in the regular season due to issues with leg fractures and a kneecap injury.
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Ben Roethlisberger may need to undergo some arthroscopic surgery in the near future, according to the coaching staff. This “cleanup” procedure would be maintenance for next year.
Roethlisberger posted 4,952 yards (a career-high) with 32 touchdowns to nine interceptions. His team was eliminated by the Ravens last weekend.
The Patriots’ Brandon LaFell was able to practice yesterday, which is big news for that team. He is dealing with shoulder and foot issues, so this bodes well for his availability Saturday against the aforementioned Ravens.
Back to the Broncos, TE Julius Thomas apparently got a lot healthier over the bye week. He’s been dealing with a hurt ankle and hasn’t been playing so well recently.
If Thomas is indeed back to his former self (or at least close), that’s a huge boost for Denver heading into the Indianapolis game.
The Steelers’ Mike Mitchell will be getting groin surgery this off-season to deal with his lingering injury.
Mitchell played through the groin ailment all year and still managed to record 71 tackles--second-highest on the team.
The Lions’ Joseph Fauria will be deciding soon whether or not he’ll have surgery on his injured ankle. He’s awaiting some more medical information and opinion.
Fauria played in just seven games this year. We’ll know within a week or so whether or not he’s going under the knife this off-season.
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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