NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/28/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 28, 2015
We’ve now got just four days left until the Super Bowl, and effectively the end of the 2014-15 NFL season. There’s still plenty left to talk about concerning the developing stories around the league, so with that said let’s take our daily look at the headlines.
The saga of Colts RB Trent Richardson continues. Yesterday, a story came out reporting that the team could void Richardson’s $3.1 million guaranteed salary this upcoming season, due to the fact that he was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.
The troubled RB was disciplined before the AFC Championship game for skipping out on a walkthrough and was consequently suspended for two games (he’s still got one game left to serve).
Sources close to the team expect the Colts to try and exercise their option to void his salary, and the NFLPA to try and stop them. Rest assured, we haven’t heard the last of this issue.
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What will the Buccaneers be doing with the No. 1 overall pick this season? Well, that’s an interesting question. Many feel the Bucs will go after a quarterback (likely Marcus Mariota or possibly Jameis Winston), which makes QB Mike Glennon expendable.
Even with limited action this past year (six games), there should be enough interest in Glennon to net a fourth- or fifth-rounder in return. It’s definitely a situation to watch.
It’s looking like Ike Taylor will not be donning a Steelers uniform in 2015, which will admittedly be an odd sight.
The team isn’t expected to re-sign the veteran CB, who dealt with multiple injuries this past year which limited him to five games.
The possibility exists that Taylor may simply opt to retire, as he’s spent his whole 12-year NFL career in Pittsburgh.
Win or lose in the Super Bowl, the Patriots have a big decision to make regarding uber-CB Darrelle Revis. The team is looking into signing him to a long-term deal, but could also just pay him the $20 million team option in 2015.
Whichever way they go, a decision will have to be made by April 1, when Revis’ $12 million roster bonus comes due.
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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