NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/23/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 23, 2015
We’ve got just a couple of days left until the Pro Bowl, which is the last “game” between now and the Super Bowl. There’s still plenty to talk about in the meantime, though, so with that in mind let’s check out today’s noteworthy headlines and see what’s happening out there in the NFL.
Let’s start things out today with the Cowboys. They’ve got some big decisions coming up this off-season, and among them is who to keep at right tackle.
Both Doug Free, who is the starter, and Jeremy Parnell, who is the backup, will be heading to free agency this off-season.
Each guy was great in his role for Dallas this year; Free started 11 games but missed five due to a foot injury. Parnell was able to step in and fill the role very well.
Odds are the Cowboys won’t be able to keep both, so there should be a pretty strong market for whichever one walks.
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The Cardinals’ Calais Campbell is set to have sports hernia surgery next month but will still take part in the Pro Bowl this weekend.
He posted 58 tackles and seven sacks this year.
The league fined Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for his obscene gesture made following a touchdown in the NFC Championship against the Packers.
Lynch is also in hot water with the league over his habit of not talking to reporters (or giving non-answers to questions). He’s been fined $50,000 for that in the past.
It’ll be interesting to see how Lynch handles the Super Bowl media this upcoming week.
The Bengals coaching staff seems to be pleased with QB Andy Dalton, and they’re saying they’ve got no plans to bring in any competition for him this upcoming year.
That said, coach Marvin Lewis didn’t exactly sound like Dalton’s biggest supporter during some recent comments, saying that “we don’t have time to waste with another QB” and “the quarterback competition…doesn’t get you wins.”
If all goes as planned, Cincinnati will likely re-sign Jason Campbell as the backup and move forward with the status quo on Dalton.
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 25:
Pro Bowl, 8:00 PM ET
Sunday, February 1:
6:30 PM ET
Seahawks vs. Patriots (NBC)
Off-Season Key Dates:
February 16: Teams can designate franchise players
Feb 17-23: NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)
March 10: 2015 league year begins; free agency begins at 4 PM ET and all teams must be under salary cap
March 22-25: Annual meeting
April 30-May 2: NFL Draft (Chicago)
May 8-11: Rookie mini-camps begin
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