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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/1/15

NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 1 Schedule and More

September 1, 2015

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We’re heading into Week 4 of the preseason in the NFL, which means we’ll be getting the games that count very soon. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations around the league.

Yesterday, all anyone was talking about was the Redskins’ surprise announcement that they’d be starting Kirk Cousins at QB in Week 1, instead of Robert Griffin III.
Griffin is fighting off a concussion right now, and has had lots of difficulties surrounding his locker room presence and relationship with the front office.
This revelation will definitely heat up trade rumors, as Griffin would likely benefit from a fresh start in a different city. The problem with that is, he carries a hefty salary along with him wherever he goes. It’d be more likely that the team simply releases him outright.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/1/15

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Speaking of trades, there were a couple of those yesterday:
The Lions picked up TE Tim Wright from the Buccaneers, giving up rookie kicker Kyle Brindza in the deal. That gives the Lions a glut of tight ends including Fauria, Ebron and Pettigrew.
The Texans got OL Chris Clark from Denver in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick. Clark is an eight-year veteran.
Also, the kicker-thin Steelers traded Jacksonville for Josh Scobee, following the losses of both Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley to injuries this preseason.

The Lions dropped WR Ryan Broyles, who had been with the team for three injury-filled seasons.
Broyles has torn his ACL and his Achilles tendon in the last two years, and was on the field for just 34 snaps in 2014.

The Bills announced the release of veteran RB Fred Jackson yesterday, which comes as something of a surprise.
Jackson was due to make $2.35 million this year and had been with Buffalo since 2006. It shouldn’t take him long to find a new home.

The Bengals waived WR Denarius Moore yesterday after a rough preseason and camp stretch.
Moore was expected to excel in the Cincinnati offense, but never really caught on.

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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