NFL News: Player News and Updates for 6/10/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
June 10, 2015
We’ve reached the middle of another off-season NFL week, and there have been plenty of developments from around the league over the past few days. That said, let’s check out some of the headlines out there right now.
Seahawks fans may be getting pretty antsy over the state of QB Russell Wilson’s contract negotiations, but his camp is taking things slowly.
Recently, Wilson’s agent submitted a 16-page letter to the Seahawks explaining his take on the negotiations, and the gist seemed to be that Wilson was just fine with the prospect of playing out his current contract (which expires after this year) and moving on.
Wilson is the best value at QB in the NFL right now, as he’s set to make just $1.54 million in 2015. If he is indeed content moving on from Seattle, he’ll command a huge sum on the open market.
That said, this could also simply be a negotiation tactic by Wilson’s camp in hopes that the team sees his indifference as genuine and amps up their efforts (and checkbook) in getting a big deal done.
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The Jets have made some nice improvements on defense this off-season, especially in the secondary. That could leave Dee Milliner on the outside looking in.
Milliner is trying to get back on the field following a torn Achilles suffered in 2014, an injury that cost him all but three games. There’s been talk that he may not even make the roster this season, as the Jets may simply opt to cut their losses and give him the pink slip.
Milliner was highly touted coming out of college, but has failed to perform to expectations in the NFL.
There’s a dramatic situation developing in Denver concerning WR Demaryius Thomas, and what plays out in these next few weeks will have quite an effect on the field in 2015.
Thomas isn’t expected to show up at the team’s minicamp, and he’s been absent for all off-season activities so far. He’s currently in negotiations for a long-term deal.
Thomas won’t be penalized for his absence from the mandatory camp as he still hasn’t signed the team’s one-year tender. He and the team have until July 15 to get a deal hammered out, but Thomas could conceivably sign elsewhere before then.
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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