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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/3/15

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

September 3, 2015

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We’re creeping up very quickly to the final preseason week in the NFL, and afterward we’ll be full speed ahead to Week 1. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who’s making news out there.

DE Phillip Taylor, who was a first-round pick in 2011, was cut by the Browns this week. He reportedly visited with the Steelers yesterday.
The Browns are paying Taylor $5.47 million, but decided to cut ties with him anyway.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/3/15

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The Raiders inked LB Lorenzo Alexander yesterday. He’s a nine-year veteran in the league and has racked up 179 tackles in that span.

One more vaunted Bears linebacker will be marching off into retirement this year. Lance Briggs announced yesterday that he’d be calling it quits after a 12-year stint in the NFL--all with the Bears.
During his career, Briggs logged 1,177 tackles and 15 sacks.

The Panthers inked QB Derek Anderson to a two-year contract extension yesterday. This locks him up as the backup to Cam Newton for the foreseeable future.
Anderson had been slated to become a free agent after this season.

The Bills’ LeSean McCoy might not be healthy enough to play in Week 1, according to new reports.
McCoy is coming off a hamstring injury and hasn’t been able to play in the preseason. He’s getting his conditioning back up to speed in the meantime.
Even if McCoy does end up playing in Week 1, he’ll probably be limited. Look for Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown to see some work too.

Over in Indianapolis, the Colts’ Arthur Jones reportedly needs surgery to fix torn ligaments in his ankle.
It’s quite possible that Jones could end up on IR. He’s coming off a 23-tackle season in 2014. He also put up 1.5 sacks in nine games.

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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