NFL News: Player News and Updates for 7/15/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 15, 2015
The NFL has been pretty quiet over the past several days as we inch closer to the training camp period. That said, there’s still plenty to talk about this morning, so let’s check out some of the notable players and headlines in the news.
Texans veteran safety Daniel Manning has announced his retirement.
He played for five years with the Bears, then went to Houston for four seasons. Last year, he put up 32 tackles but didn’t record an interception since 2012.
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The Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul is now out of the hospital, according to a report that came out yesterday afternoon. The New York DE had his right index finger amputated after a fireworks accident on July 4.
Pierre-Paul’s recovery timetable has been placed at around six weeks, so he’s got a lot of catching up to do considering the fact that he hasn’t even practiced with the team this summer thanks to a dispute over his contract.
Pierre-Paul will likely end up having to sign the team’s franchise tender offer of just under $15 million. He won’t do that, however, until he passes the team’s physical.
Stay tuned for more updates on this one.
The Broncos’ star WR Demaryius Thomas has been seeking a new contract this off-season, and today’s the deadline for reaching a new multi-year deal.
Thomas reportedly wants to get more money than Lions WR Calvin Johnson, which would eclipse what the Broncos have offered--reported to be in excess of $12 million.
Thomas has three straight years in which he’s reached at least 1,400 yards with 10 touchdowns.
Over in New England, LB Dont’a Hightower is reportedly ahead of schedule in his return from shoulder surgery. If all goes well, he may be able to play in the team’s Week 1 opener.
There’s no formal target date for a return right now, and really no timetable set in stone. That said, Hightower had his surgery back in February and was initially tagged with a 6-7 month recovery window.
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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