NFL News: Player News and Updates for 5/13/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
May 13, 2015
It’s been a pretty busy week already in off-season NFL news, and the headlines keep on rolling in. While we’re checking things out, let’s visit the headlines in today’s league wrap-up. Here’s the latest.
The Dolphins got some good news yesterday. They were cleared of tampering charges in the signing of DT Ndamukong Suh, according to sources close to the team.
There was a report two days before teams were allowed to sign players, saying that Suh was going to ink with Miami. The league went through the Dolphins’ phone records and found no wrongdoing.
Suh got a six-year, $114 million deal this off-season, coming off a 53-tackle, 8.5-sack year with the Lions.
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We got a bit of news in the case of Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas yesterday, and the news is that there’s no news. Thomas hasn’t participated in any off-season team activities yet, likely in protest of the team putting the franchise tag on him instead of offering a long-term deal.
GM John Elway says the team wants Thomas back for the long-term, but says there hasn’t been any progress in negotiations recently. This will be a case to watch for Broncos fans.
This is a big week for Niners fans as well; DE Justin Smith will be deciding on his retirement very soon, and that decision could come in the next couple of days as he meets with team GM Trent Baalke.
Smith is 35 years old and has missed only two games in his 15-year NFL career. He’s coming off a 43-tackle, five-sack season in 2014.
Texans QB Ryan Mallett says he’s back to 100 percent. He tore a pectoral muscle after three games last year, but has completed his rehab and says he has no restrictions.
It’s looking like Mallett will be splitting first-team reps with Bryan Hoyer when OTAs begin.
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.
April 30-May 2: NFL Draft (Chicago)
May 8-11: Rookie mini-camps begin
NFL Weekly Schedule: Now that the schedules have been released, we can start looking forward to the official start of the 2015 NFL season. Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games.
Thursday, September 10, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots (NBC)
Sunday, September 13th, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (FOX)
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (CBS)
Cleveland Browns at New York Jets (CBS)
Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins (CBS)
Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars (FOX)
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
Detroit Lions at San Diego Chargers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET:
Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos (CBS)
8:30 PM ET:
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (NBC)
Monday, September 14th, 2015:
7:10 PM ET:
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons (ESPN)
10:20 PM ET:
Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers (ESPN)
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