NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/13/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 13, 2015
Now that we’ve had a day to digest the weekend’s NFL action (and argue about what should and shouldn’t constitute a catch), it’s time to start looking forward to next weekend and the NFC/AFC Conference Championships. Before we get going on those, however, let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the notable happenings out there. Here’s the latest.
Good news for the defending champs. Despite leaving Saturday’s win over the Panthers due to an ankle injury, starting center Max Unger is reportedly “OK” according to the coaching staff.
Unger missed the last six games of the regular season with an ankle injury, but this one is reportedly different and not as severe. Seattle hosts the Packers on Sunday.
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The Steelers re-signed guard Chris Hubbard yesterday. He’s on a one-year contract after appearing in one game this season.
There’s a well-publicized report out there claiming that Broncos QB Peyton Manning played through a torn quad muscle for the last month of the season. The veteran QB reportedly injured himself in mid-December against the Chargers and that an MRI confirmed a tear in his leg muscle.
The Broncos are contesting that report, saying Manning’s injury was a strain and not a tear. We’ll get some further comments this week from the front office.
Regardless, something was wrong with Manning over the latter part of the season, as his passes lacked the zip and accuracy that have been his signature over his career. It remains to be seen whether or not he’ll come back for the 2015 season.
The Ravens’ Ricky Wagner had surgery last month to correct a foot sprain, but he’s hoping to be healthy enough for the 2015 season opener. Wagner will be out of commission for the majority of the team’s off-season activities, so he’ll have to catch up quickly when he’s good to go.
The Packers’ Eddie Lacy reportedly suffered an asthma attack at Lambeau Field on Sunday during the team’s win over the Cowboys. He came out during the second quarter and was replaced by James Starks as he addressed his condition with an inhaler.
The cold temperatures were apparently to blame for Lacy’s attack, and he shouldn’t have too much trouble in Seattle this weekend, where it will be much warmer.
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.
Sunday January 18:
3:05 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
6:40 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots (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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