NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/29/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 29, 2015
The countdown to the Super Bowl stands at just three days now, and with each passing day the anticipation builds. While we’re waiting on kickoff, there are plenty of news items to go over, so let’s visit those in our daily wrap-up and see what’s happening out there.
According to a report that came out yesterday, the Raiders aren’t expected to re-sign DT Pat Sims in 2015.
That would make sense; Sims saw the field on just 37 percent of the snaps on defense. He had 25 tackles but no sacks.
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In other pending free agent news, the Packers aren’t expected to make an offer to WR Jarrett Boykin, who is an impending UFA.
That also makes sense; Boykin had just three catches (and three drops) this past year as Davante Adams whizzed past him for the No. 3 WR role.
Seattle CB Richard Sherman said this week that he’s finished receiving treatment for his injured elbow and that he’s getting better every day.
Sherman injured himself in the NFC Championship game and looked to be hurting quite a bit. We’ll have to wait and see if we can detect any lingering effects or discomfort in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
The Patriots’ Tom Brady has the most talked-about cold in the world right now. He’s been under the weather for around a week but says he should be fine for the Super Bowl.
The Raiders aren’t expected to re-sign RB Darren McFadden, thanks to some improved expectations for backup Latavius Murray.
McFadden will be a free agent in this off-season, though it remains to be seen what the market will look like for him.
Also of note, the Raiders will likely cut ties with Maurice Jones-Drew to save some additional cap room.
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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