NFL News: Player News and Updates for 2/11/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
February 11, 2015
The week continues to chug along, and it’s just now starting to sink in that there will be no more NFL football for quite some time. Still, we’ve got plenty of off-season activities to look forward to, so with that said let’s check out some of the notable headlines out there in the league.
According to reports that emerged yesterday, the Dolphins are signing TE Ryan Taylor. He last played for the Browns and Packers in 2014.
Taylor will likely make the biggest impact on special teams in Miami.
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The Broncos’ Wes Welker is considering retirement, according to sources close to the team.
Welker will be a free agent this off-season after two years in Denver.
Needless to say, there’s a lot left to happen with this situation, so we’ll have to wait until a decision gets a little closer before speculating. Welker has amassed 890 grabs for 9,822 yards in a career spanning a dozen years in the NFL.
The Raiders’ Derek Carr could end up making a big impact with the team this season.
The reason for optimism stems from the no-huddle offense being installed by new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave. Carr has quite a bit of experience in up-tempo, no-huddle style as he played a couple of years in a similar system in college.
We’ll see how much of the off-season talk translates to action on the field, though.
The Jets inked Curtis Brown to a deal yesterday. Brown was out of the league in 2014, last playing for the Steelers. He’s got 34 NFL games in his career.
It looks like Steven Jackson has played his last down in a Falcons jersey. Sources in Atlanta seem to believe the team will be moving in a different direction for 2015.
Jackson would be due $3.75 million if he stays with the team, but the Falcons seem to be leaning toward giving a bigger workload to Devonta Freeman this coming season.
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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