NFL News: Player News and Updates for 2/2/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
February 2, 2015
The Super Bowl is officially in the books, and for all intents and purposes, the NFL off-season has begun. Even though we’re a long way away from another official game, there’s still plenty to talk about in the meantime. Let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s making headlines today.
Super Bowl Wrap-Up: The Patriots are atop the NFL heap once again, following a 28-24 comeback victory over the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady threw for four scores in this one, pushing him past Joe Montana for the most all-time in the big game.
Seattle, meanwhile, snatched defeat from the jaws of victory on a head-scratching slant call from the 1-yard line as the fourth quarter ticked away. It’ll be a call that’s dissected and second-guessed for months.
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For what it’s worth, the Lions seem like they’re pretty optimistic that they’ll be re-signing DT Ndamukong Suh. Team president Tom Lewand gave an interview yesterday and was quoted as saying “there’s a very, very good chance” the team can ink Suh within the next few weeks.
If Detroit doesn’t opt to franchise him by March 2, Suh will hit the open market. If that happens, there will be no shortage of interest from teams across the NFL.
Speaking of the franchise tag, that’s an option for the Dallas Cowboys when it comes to uber-WR Dez Bryant. He recently said he was “confident” he and the team could get a new deal worked out.
If Dallas doesn’t end up franchising Bryant, he’ll hit the free agent market. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s highly unlikely they’ll let him walk.
Fresh off the Super Bowl, the Patriots’ Darrelle Revis is a hot topic of conversation in the AFC East. According to reports that emerged this weekend, both the Bills and his former team the Jets would be interested in Revis’ services if he ends up hitting the free agent market this off-season. Making things more interesting is that Revis’ former coach Rex Ryan is now with the Bills.
It may not even come to that, however; the Patriots can exercise their $20 million team option and keep Revis in New England for another year if they so desire.
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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