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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 7/17/15

NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More

July 17, 2015

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With the franchise tag deadline coming and going this week, we’ve seen all sorts of interesting news in the NFL. That said, let’s check out today’s headlines to see what everyone’s talking about.

It’s been a while since we’ve checked out the Russell Wilson contract situation, so let’s see what’s going on there.
The latest word is that the Seahawks and Wilson aren’t close on a potential contract extension, which doesn’t bode well for a happy ending any time soon.
The two sides have a self-imposed deadline of July 30--which is the start of training camp--to get an extension finished. As of now, Wilson is set to make jus $1.54 million this year, a paltry sum for a QB who has appeared in the last two Super Bowls.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 7/17/15

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Good news on Carson Palmer. The Cardinals QB is reportedly all healed up from his knee injury, an ailment that stopped a solid season in its tracks during 2014.
Palmer says he’s still rehabbing out of precaution, but also says he’s not even thinking about the injury and is performing normally.

Over in Atlanta, there’s another interesting installment of contract extension drama going on. Falcons WR Julio Jones is heading into the final year of his contract in 2015, where he’s set to make just over $10 million.
Jones’ camp and the Falcons haven’t begun talking yet, but according to sources close to the team, everyone seems confident that a deal will get finished up before the end of the month, when training camp is set to begin.

The Steelers’ Cameron Heyward is a happy man this morning. The team signed him to a six-year, $59.25 million deal yesterday.
Heyward is coming off a very nice year in 2015, where he logged 53 tackles and 7.5 sacks.

The Giants’ Marcus Harris went unclaimed on waivers yesterday and will stay on the team’s IR.

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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