NFL News: Player News and Updates for 3/5/16
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
March 5, 2016
We’re heading into another NFL off-season weekend, and there’s plenty to talk about over the next couple of days. That said, let’s take our daily look at the notable headlines out there right now.
Sources close to the Cowboys say the team will be releasing DB Brandon Carr. If he’s designated as a post-June cut, the team will save a little over $9 million against the cap with the move.
The team owes Carr $16.5 million over the next two seasons, but could get back on the roster if he agrees to a pay cut.
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One interesting thing for Rams fans to follow this off-season is their quarterback situation. Case Keenum is the de facto starter as of right now, but it’s no secret the team needs to make a big splash at the position.
Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick have been linked to the Rams as possible targets, as they’re not likely to find a good signal-caller at the No. 15 position in this year’s draft. They’d have to trade up to get Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, which isn’t out of the question.
Alfred Morris will be a player to watch in free agency, which is where he seems to be headed.
The Redskins have reportedly had some discussions with Morris over a potential new contract, but he seems destined to hit the open market. The Jets may target him if current RB Chris Ivory ends up leaving via free agency.
The bad news for Morris is that he’s coming off a particularly bad season, so he’ll be in the proverbial bargain bin among free agents.
Trent Richardson still is without a contract after visiting with the Ravens this week. It’s been a rapid fall for the No. 3 overall pick from 2012 to where he is now.
Richardson may earn one more shot with a team desperate for RB depth, but for now is still without a home. He was in training camp with the Raiders last year but failed to make the roster.
NFL Off-Season Schedule: It’s a long, slow crawl back to the 2016 NFL season, but the league has a lot of activities planned in the meantime to keep us busy. Let’s check out the upcoming schedule before that first game of 2016.
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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