NFL News: Player News and Updates for 3/18/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
March 18, 2015
It’s been a relatively quiet week so far in the NFL, compared to this time last week, but there are still plenty of things happening around the league. That said, let’s check out who’s in the news today in our daily wrap-up.
Were you wondering why TE Jermaine Gresham hasn’t signed with a team just yet? Well, we’ve got your answer now. He’s reportedly dealing with a fairly serious back injury that has teams balking at signing him.
Gresham is going to meet up with some doctors today and might end up going under the knife tomorrow. That said, he should still be ready for camp when he eventually catches on with a team.
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Now that Brandon Marshall is gone, there seems to be a pretty big hole in the Bears’ WR depth chart. One guy who’s got a pretty good shot at starting opposite Alshon Jeffery is third-year man Marquess Wilson.
Though Wilson will have to add some muscle so he can power past corners, he’s got a lot of talent and could make a big step forward this year.
All that said, the Bears should be in the market for a wide receiver at this year’s draft. They’ll be picking No. 7 behind the Jets.
Seattle DE Michael Bennett could be on the move across the country if he gets his way. He’s reportedly asking for a trade to Atlanta so that he can rejoin former Seahawks DC Dan Quinn.
Bennett has put up 15 ½ sacks over the last two seasons and has three years left on his four-year deal. He would likely be looking for a new contract if he gets traded.
Yesterday, Oakland announced that they’ve signed RB Trent Richardson, who was given the pink slip by Indianapolis this past week.
Richardson failed to live up to the expectations in Indianapolis and will be starting over once again with the Raiders. He’s on a two-year, $3.9 million deal ($4 million with incentives).
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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