NFL News: Player News and Updates for 3/25/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
March 25, 2015
We’ve reached the middle of the week, and the NFL news continues to trickle in this off-season. Let’s check out some of the notable headlines from the news today. Here’s the latest on players from around the league.
The Texans agreed to terms with LB Akeem Dent on a two-year deal yesterday. He started seven games for Houston last season.
Dent is a third-round draft pick that came from Atlanta via a trade.
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The Bengals clarified their backup QB situation a little bit yesterday. AJ McCarron will hold the job heading into camp, according to the coaching staff.
Cincinnati may still bring back Jason Campbell, who was the backup last season, but he would have to unseat McCarron for the No. 2 job.
Speaking of quarterback situations, let’s head over to New York and check out the ever-fluid QB status of the Jets.
As of right now, Geno Smith is heading into camp as the team’s starter. Technically speaking, he’s really the only option New York has. New quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is coming off an injury.
The Jets still may be players in the QB market come draft time. They pick No. 6 overall.
While we’re on the subject of high draft picks, let’s speculate on what the Redskins could do at No. 5 overall. Washington GM Scot McCloughan said yesterday that the team is still mulling its options as far as picking up QB Robert Griffin III’s fifth year.
McCloughan went on to say that the Redskins would also consider drafting a quarterback at that No. 5 slot.
We probably won’t know Griffin’s status with the team until after the draft. The team has until May 3 to make a decision, and if they do end up getting a high-ranked QB in the draft we could see them decline that fifth-year option.
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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