NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/14/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
August 14, 2015
We’re coming off another round of NFL preseason games last night, with more to look forward to this weekend. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look at the headlines from around the league and see what’s happening out there.
The story of Jets QB Geno Smith and his broken jaw continued yesterday, when it was announced that he’d be getting surgery to correct his injury.
Smith will still be out for around 6-10 weeks following the surgery, which would put him optimistically at a Week 4 (or somewhere thereabouts) return. In the meantime, we’ll see what Ryan Fitzpatrick can do.
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The Chiefs’ Jeremy Maclin is coming off a couple of missed practices this week due to a strained neck, but he’s intent on playing in tomorrow’s preseason opener.
It’s been speculated that Maclin suffered the injury during a practice scuffle with a teammate, but he says he’s healed up and ready to go. We’ll see if the coaching staff agrees.
Early yesterday, the Colts announced that they’d reached a five-year contract extension with star WR T.Y. Hilton.
The deal is worth $65 million with $39 million of that being guaranteed. Hilton is coming off a great 2014, during which he logged 82 grabs for 1,345 yards.
If you were hoping to see Broncos QB Peyton Manning in the team’s preseason debut tonight, you’re out of luck.
Manning will be sitting out of this one, but should be out there for the August 22 game. It’s the first time he’s missed an opening preseason game since he signed with the Broncos.
The Cardinals’ Andre Ellington has been fighting a nagging hamstring injury over the course of training camp, but it appears he’s getting close to 100 percent.
Ellington has had to sit out of several practices due to his injury, which has left some big question marks at the Cardinals RB position. The good news is that he may very well be able to play tomorrow.
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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