NFL News: Player News and Updates for 5/20/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
May 20, 2015
We’ve reached the middle of another NFL off-season week, and there’s plenty to talk about as we cruise toward training camps and the eventual opening of the 2015 season. While we’re waiting, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who’s in the news.
Bengals RB Jeremy Hill had a breakout season last year, usurping the feature back role from Giovani Bernard and finishing with 1,124 yards and a 5.1 YPC average.
That said, he also fumbled five times in 2014, which is uncharacteristic when you examine his résumé.
Hill spent two seasons at LSU and fumbled the ball just once during that span. He blamed his fumble issues on overconfidence, stating that he “wasn’t respecting the guys on the other team.”
We’ll have to wait and see if Hill can put his ball security issues behind him in 2015.
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According to reports in New England, the Patriots hosted free agent CB Tarell Brown yesterday, which was his second visit with the team.
Brown was in New England way back in March as the team kicked the proverbial tires. He’s coming off a 2014 season in Oakland where he logged 55 tackles and four defended passes. Before that he was with the Niners, grabbing 11 interceptions in his seven years there.
If you’re a Cardinals fan, you’ll definitely want to be keeping your eyes on the team’s QB battle in training camp and OTAs this off-season. They’re having a wide-open competition for the No. 3 quarterback spot on the roster, and the potential players claiming that place are Logan Thomas, Chandler Harnish, and recently-drafted Phillip Sims.
Thomas played in Arizona in 2014, putting up a 1-for-9 line with 81 yards and a TD. Harnish has been a career backup thus far, spending time in Indianapolis and Minnesota.
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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