NFL News: Player News and Updates for 2/17/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
February 17, 2015
Even though we’ve got along off-season ahead of us, we still have plenty to look forward to when it comes to NFL news. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who’s in the news this morning.
Let’s start things off today with some injury news. Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon saw his rookie season halted in its tracks by a back injury, but the good news for him is that he’s almost finished with rehab after having surgery.
McKinnon has been training and trying to get himself back to 100 percent, and is expected to be just fine for April’s off-season activities.
He’s coming off a 4.8 YPC average, totaling 538 yards on the ground. McKinnon is still searching for his first NFL touchdown, however.
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Over the past couple of days, some indications have come out of Tennessee that say the Titans are going to be sticking with the status quo at quarterback.
That status quo is Zach Mettenberger, who will get another shot to prove his worth behind center.
The Titans have the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft, but if this report is to be believed they won’t be using it on Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, the two notable quarterbacks in this year’s class.
The Packers cut ties with TE Brandon Bostick yesterday. He had gained some infamy over the past month due to a special teams gaffe in the NFC Championship Game that allowed the Seahawks to recover a late onside kick and eventually win a trip to the Super Bowl.
The Colts released LB Shaun Phillips yesterday. He played in just five games in 2014.
The Cardinals say that QB Carson Palmer is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL. The veteran has reportedly been doing some running in his training, but it sounds like he’s still got a ways to go. We’ll see if he can get back to the field in 2015.
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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