NFL News: Player News and Updates for 5/14/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
May 14, 2015
As the week rolls on, we’re seeing news trickle in from all corners of the NFL. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who everyone’s talking about right now. Here’s the latest.
Yesterday, we got a tidbit of information on the potential future of veteran CB Kyle Arrington, who was released from the Patriots a few days back. He’s reportedly being eyed by both the Ravens and the Panthers, who seem to be the favorites to acquire his services.
Arrington has missed just two games over the past five years, but is coming off something of a down-campaign.
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Now let’s move on to our obligatory Deflategate update. Tom Brady and the NFLPA have hired labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler ahead of what’s expected to be an intense appeal process. Kessler has much experience with antitrust cases in the sports world, so he’ll be a solid weapon in the arsenal of the defense.
Brady’s deadline to file an appeal is 5 PM today. He’ll be looking to reduce or eliminate his four-game suspension handed down by the league in response to his role in the Deflategate controversy.
Former Jets coach and current Bills coach Rex Ryan continues to cherry-pick the New York cast-aways. The team acquired free agent fullback John Conner yesterday. Conner was a five-year veteran of the Jets and a key roleplayer for the team.
The Lions also inked a new back yesterday. After a solid tryout, Wayne State product Desmond Martin earned a contract in Detroit.
Martin posted 1,578 yards last year, and was fourth in school history in rushing yards with 2,791. He also scored 24 touchdowns.
Giants WR Victor Cruz has taken another step in his recover from knee surgery. He’s reportedly begun cutting and running intermediate routes.
Cruz calls himself 75-80 percent healthy now after missing the last 10 games of the season due to a patellar tendon tear. If all goes well he’ll be ready for Week 1.
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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