NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/25/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 25, 2015
Today marks the NFL’s Pro Bowl, which is interesting enough if you don’t like defense. Aside from that, just one week from today we’ll be watching the Super Bowl, which will be the last time this season we can get our football fix. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable news items on teams around the league.
Andrew Jackson, who is a linebacker for the Colts, was arrested for careless driving and DUI early Friday morning in Kentucky.
We’ll have to wait and see what the Colts and the league decide to do discipline-wise, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Indy cut ties. Jackson played only on special teams and specific short-yardage packages.
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Justin Forsett had a huge year for the Ravens in 2014, and it’s looking like he may be getting the chance to repeat those numbers in Baltimore once again this upcoming season.
Forsett has said that the Ravens have told him they’re interested in bringing him back, however the two sides have yet to engage in any contract discussions.
Forsett has played for five teams the past seven seasons and is looking for a multi-year deal. He posted 1,266 yards this past year and led the league in YPC with 5.4. He’s 29 years old.
Will Peyton return for another year in 2015? That remains to be seen, and we likely won’t know much of anything until after next month’s physical.
That said, Manning’s WR Emmanuel Sanders told sources close to the team that Peyton himself told him he’d be returning. The two have been communicating through text messages since the end of the season.
It remains to be seen what impact the new coaching regime will have on Manning’s decision--and the offense in general. If he doesn’t come back, Sanders says that backup QB Brock Osweiler would fit in well with the new offense installed by Gary Kubiak.
The Colts’ Robert Mathis suffered a torn Achilles tendon in early September, and we’re starting to get an idea of how long he could be out. He’s still in the recovery stages and could miss training camp this summer as he recuperates.
We’ll know more about Mathis’ status as the weeks wear on, but regardless it’s clear the defense really isn’t the same without him.
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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