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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/15/15

NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 15 Schedule and More

December 15, 2015

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We’ve got just one more day to wait before (a somewhat odd) Week 15 begins around the NFL, and there’s plenty to talk about in the meantime. That said, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who’s in the news right now.

Giants-Dolphins Wrap-Up: At 6-7, the Giants are now in a three-way tie atop the NFC East, thanks to a 31-24 victory over the Dolphins last night.
Eli Manning put up a stellar line at 27-of-31 for 337 yards and four touchdowns. His main target was Odell Beckham (of course), who had seven receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
The Dolphins couldn’t get out of their own way, committing 12 penalties on the evening for 123 total yards. They’re now eliminated from the playoff picture at 5-8 and seem headed for a high draft spot.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/15/15

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The Buccaneers’ Vincent Jackson has a sprained MCL, and will miss several games. That means he’s most likely out of action for the rest of the regular season (and likely the playoffs as well, since the Bucs have to get a lot of help to make the postseason).
Mike Evans will probably see an upgrade in looks with Jackson out, as will Austin Seferian Jenkins.

The Browns put Joe Haden on injured reserve yesterday, which ends his season.
Haden has some health hurdles to overcome, thanks to multiple concussions. He was never able to pass the tests and gain clearance to return to the field. He’s still signed by Cleveland for three more years.

The Jets put WR Devin Smith on injured reserve yesterday, which means he won’t be back on the field until 2016.
The team had been trying to get Smith more involved in recent weeks, so this is a big letdown for them.
The Jets also have WR Jeremy Kerley to worry about. He’s got a bruised calf and may not be able to play against the Cowboys on Saturday.

The Colts’ Andrew Luck may very well be able to resume practicing tomorrow, which bodes well for a potential return in the next couple of weeks.
Luck is still getting over a lacerated kidney. Optimists see him possibly coming back this week; pessimists think he may be out for the rest of the year.

NFL Week 15 Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch them on.

Bye Week: None

Thursday, December 17, 2015:

8:25 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at St. Louis Rams (NFL Network)

Saturday, December 19, 2015:

8:25 PM ET:
New York Jets at Dallas Cowboys (NFL Network)

Sunday, December 20, 2015:

1:00 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers at New York Giants (FOX)
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots (CBS)
Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins (FOX)
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars (FOX)
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)

4:05 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)

4:25 PM ET:
Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

8:30 PM ET:
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)

Monday, December 21, 2015:

8:30 PM ET:
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints (ESPN)

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