NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/17/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 2 Schedule and More
September 17, 2015
Tonight, Week 2 of the 2015 NFL season officially begins, and we’ve got plenty to talk about in the meantime. Let’s take a moment to check out the daily headlines and see who’s making news out there.
Let’s get straight into some injury updates this morning, starting with Jaguars TE Julius Thomas. He was cleared to do some light practicing yesterday, which is the latest step in his return from a broken finger.
Thomas will be able to get back to the field in Week 4, if everything goes well and he stays on schedule. We’ll see if that projection comes true.
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The Buccaneers’ Mike Evans missed out on Week 1 due to a hamstring injury, but he was able to practice yesterday.
We’ll have to watch Evans over the next couple of days to see what he’s looking like heading into Week 2.
According to reports, Texans QB Ryan Mallett will be starting on Sunday against the Panthers.
If the reports are true, Mallett will take over for Brian Hoyer, who was ineffective in Week 1.
Veteran Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been deemed probable for tonight’s game against Kansas City. He’s been dealing with a back issue, but should be just fine.
Similarly, Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas is probable for tonight. He’s getting over a hand issue. We should see a statistical improvement from Manning and Thomas in Week 2.
Of more concern for the Broncos this week is RB C.J. Anderson. He’s questionable tonight due to issues with his ankle/toe.
Anderson was able to practice on a limited basis yesterday and Tuesday. The general feeling seems to be that he’ll play tonight.
Browns QB Johnny Manziel was limited in his individual portion of practice yesterday, stemming from a lingering elbow issue.
That said, Manziel should be okay for Sunday’s game. He may need to make the start if No. 1 QB Josh McCown hasn’t gotten over his concussion.
NFL Weekly Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL schedule, along with the times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Thursday, September 17, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS, NFL Network)
Sunday, September 20, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears (FOX)
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
4:25 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (NBC)
Monday, September 21, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts (ESPN)
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