NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/26/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 26, 2015
Now that the NFL’s Pro Bowl has finished up, it’s a straight shot toward the Super Bowl this coming Sunday. In the meantime, there’s plenty of stuff to talk about around the league, so let’s check out the headlines in our daily wrap-up.
It seems the Browns’ Josh Gordon has gotten himself into hot water again. According to a report released yesterday, he failed another drug test and will now be subject to a one-year ban from the league.
Gordon has had all sorts of drug issues in his short career, and is coming off a 2014 during which he was suspended for the first 10 games of the season. He was also suspended by the Browns for missing a walkthrough before their Week 17 game.
Will this be the proverbial straw that breaks Cleveland’s back and causes the team to finally cut the troubled Gordon? We shall see.
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In other Browns news, the team will be losing a key piece of their offense this off-season, if the reports released this weekend are correct.
The very talented Jordan Cameron, who has displayed some game-breaking skill at the TE position this season, will likely not be re-signing with the team for 2015 and will hit the open market as a free agent.
Cameron had concussion and shoulder issues this year and was only able to suit up for 10 games. His big-time year was 2013, when he posted 80 catches for 917 and seven touchdowns.
Good news for the Patriots. Center Bryan Stork got through practice yesterday and didn’t show any signs of the knee injury that caused him to miss the AFC Championship game.
The signs at this point are indicative of Stork playing in the Super Bowl.
Whatever happens in the Super Bowl, it seems the Seahawks will be making free agent cornerback Byron Maxwell a heavy priority this off-season.
Maxwell is headed for unrestricted free agency but the team would very much like to retain him as the Robin to Richard Sherman’s Batman. We’ll see if the team can make the financials work out when it’s re-signing time.
NFL Playoffs Schedule: Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the remaining games in the NFL playoffs, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on.
Sunday, February 1:
6:30 PM ET
Seahawks vs. Patriots (NBC)
Off-Season Key Dates: Now let’s check out a few of the notable dates on the NFL’s off-season calendar. Here’s a quick overview.
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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