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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/15/15

NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More

January 15, 2015

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We’ve crested the hill this week, and we’ve got just a few days left until the NFC/AFC championship games on Sunday. In the meantime, there’s plenty to talk about, so let’s take our daily look around the league and see what some of the big headlines are today.

With Tampa Bay DT Gerald McCoy down with a knee injury, the Jets’ Sheldon Richardson will be taking his place in the Pro Bowl this year. Richardson posted 66 tackles, eight sacks and a forced fumble this season.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/15/15

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The Titans’ Michael Griffin underwent surgery to repair his torn labrum. He’ll be out for 4-6 months in recovery time.
Griffin posted 112 tackles, three sacks and two picks in 2014 and led the league in snaps with 1,160.

We know you can’t get enough Aaron Rodgers news, so let’s check out what he’s up to. The Packers QB missed out on practice yesterday (some sources say he was simply limited), thanks to his nagging calf injury.
That’s really not a surprise, though. Most people figured Rodgers would at least be limited this week heading into the NFC Championship. What really will be interesting, however, is what he ends up doing in today and tomorrow’s sessions.

The Bills’ Rex Ryan has been head coach for only a few days, and already he’s making bold predictions. Ryan guaranteed a playoff berth for Buffalo, who hasn’t been to the postseason in 15 years.
Ryan has some decisions to make on the Bills’ roster, starting with quarterback EJ Manuel. Some people are already predicting a reunion with former Jets and Eagles QB Mark Sanchez. We’ll have to see how that pans out.
Regardless, this has to be viewed as a good hire for Buffalo. Ryan brings a surly confidence to the city not seen in quite some time.

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:

NFC Championship:
3:05 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)

AFC Championship
6:40 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots (CBS)

Sunday, January 25:

Pro Bowl, 8:00 PM ET

Sunday, February 1:

Super Bowl:

6:30 PM ET
TBA vs. TBA (NBC)

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