NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/30/16
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
January 30, 2016
The NFL’s Pro Bowl will get going tomorrow, but in the meantime there’s a lot to talk about concerning teams around the league. Let’s check out some of the headlines and see what everyone’s talking about right now.
The Jets’ Damon Harrison is likely looking at a big payday this off-season. According to reports, he wants at least $5 million per year in his new contract (he’ll be a free agent).
As a 3-4 nose tackle, $4.45 million is the high mark, a figure collected by Vince Wilfork and Terrance Knighton last season. New York is reportedly intent on re-signing Harrison, so they’ll likely break out the checkbook at or near that $5 million mark.
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Dion Jordan is eligible for reinstatement in April, and if the league lets him back in the Dolphins are reportedly open to taking him back.
Jordan was suspended for all of 2015, and he’ll have to prove to the team that he’s cleaned up his act. Miami really needs pass rush help, so a little convincing could go a long way toward getting him back in a Dolphins uniform.
Over in Cleveland, the upcoming NFL Draft is the talk of the football world. There have been some mumblings out there that the team is quite interested in taking North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz with their first-round pick, which is No. 2 overall.
The Browns have a checkered history with starting quarterbacks, but some believe that Wentz is the franchise guy they’ve been chasing for years. We’ll hear a lot more about this as the draft gets closer, but for now consider him a lock to go in the first round. If Cleveland doesn’t take him, the Rams are a realistic projection at No. 15 overall.
In lighter news, the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce will reportedly star in a reality dating show for the E! Network later this year.
The program is titled “Catching Kelce,” and is slated for eight installments. It’ll be an opportunity for Chiefs fans to see a completely different side of their star tight end.
NFL Playoffs Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL playoffs schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Sunday, January 31, 2016:
Team Rice vs. Team Irvin (ESPN)
Sunday, February 7, 2016:
6:30 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos (CBS)
February 22: Teams can use franchise or transition tags on players
February 23-29: NFL Scouting Combine
March 7: Free agent negotiations can begin
March 15: 2016 league year officially begins; free agency officially begins
March 20-23: League meetings
April 4: Off-season workouts can begin for teams with new head coaches
April 18: Off-season workouts can begin for teams retaining head coaches
April 22: Offer sheet deadline for restricted free agent signings
April 28-30: NFL Draft (Chicago, Illinois)
May 6-9: Post-draft minicamps
Mid-July: Training camps open
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