NFL News: Player News and Updates for 2/1/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
February 1, 2015
It’s finally here. The pinnacle of the NFL season will be upon us in the next few hours, as the Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 PM ET this evening. In the meantime, we’ve got plenty to talk about as we tie off the final loose ends on the season, so let’s check out some of the notable players in today’s wrap-up.
For what it’s worth, the Eagles’ Nick Foles believes he’ll be the team’s starter in 2015. He’s coming off a 2,163-yard, 13-touchdown season that was cut off by a broken collarbone.
There’s been lots of speculation recently that the Eagles might make a big splash on draft day by trading up and snagging QB Marcus Mariota, but that remains to be seen.
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In a similar situation, the Jets’ Geno Smith may or may not be under center for the team this upcoming season, and even he doesn’t know if he’ll be the starter.
Smith says new head coach Todd Bowles hasn’t told him whether or not he’ll be the No. 1 QB when the season started, and he doesn’t know if Gang Green will be players in the QB market on draft day.
Both Mariota and Jameis Winston have been mentioned as possible draft targets for the Jets, but they’d likely have to move up a couple of spots to get them. They’re currently picking at No. 6.
Regardless of what happens in today’s Super Bowl, the Seahawks’ Byron Maxwell is set to test the free-agent market this off-season. The Legion of Boom cornerback is coming off two picks and 11 pass defenses this year.
The Titans’ Bernard Pollard has reportedly requested to be released form his contract, according to sources close to the team.
He’s going into the second season of a two-year deal in 2015 and is set to make $3.1 million. Pollard is coming off a ruptured Achilles, however, so he’s got a lot to prove health-wise before he gets back on the field.
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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