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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/4/15

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

August 4, 2015

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With NFL training camps underway, there’s plenty of news coming out each day from around the league. That said, let’s check out some of the notable names and situations in the headlines right now.

The Panthers’ Star Lotulelei had to leave practice on a cart yesterday due to a foot injury. The scene was reminiscent of his broken foot suffered in the playoffs during January, which forced him to miss the Seahawks game.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/4/15

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It’ll be interesting to see what Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins is able to do as the No. 1 guy in Houston. Now that Andre Johnson is gone, he’ll be the top target.
Hopkins posted nice numbers last year: 76 catches for 1,210 yards. What makes those stats even more impressive was the Texans’ QB carousel, which had him catching passes from no less than four different guys.

The Ravens’ Matt Elam was injured during practice over the weekend, and now it’s been reported that he’ll be missing the entire 2015 season due to a torn biceps.
Elam will have to undergo surgery to correct his injury and has a 4-6 month timeline for recovery.

It looks like embattled OL Richie Incognito has made a good impact on his new team. Bills coach Rex Ryan named him a starter this week.
Incognito inked with the Bills in February for a fresh start following a bullying scandal in Miami that dominated the NFL talk for several weeks.

The Redskins’ Tevin Mitchel, who was a sixth-round pick at cornerback this year, tore his labrum in is shoulder over the weekend and will need surgery.
Mitchel will now likely be out for the season. It’s his second torn labrum over the past year. He tore the other one (right shoulder) before his senior season.

The Chargers’ Tenny Palepoi will be out for the season as well. He fractured his foot and has been placed on the Reserved-Injured list.
Palepoi played in all 16 games last season, his rookie year.

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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