NFL News: Player News and Updates for 4/21/14
NFL Updates: Free Agents, Team Workouts This Week, Off-Season Schedule and More
April 21, 2014
We’ve completed another active weekend in the NFL, which brings us to what should be an active workweek. We’ll be seeing some additional teams taking part in off-season activities in the next few days, which will bring about all sorts of updates and news items. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there.
Top Free Agents Remaining: We’ve talked a lot about the big free agent signings out there this off-season, but there are still some well-known names who have yet to find homes. There are a few noteworthy receivers out there, including TE Jermichael Finley and WRs Santonio Holmes and Miles Austin. Don’t expect much here until after the draft.
There’s a pair of solid guards unsigned as well: Davin Joseph and Travelle Wharton have yet to sign anything. Both have been talking to teams and will likely find homes soon.
Defensively, Kevin Williams (DT), Anthony Spencer (DE) and Asante Samuel (CB) have seen some interest but haven’t nailed down anything. We’ll keep you posted as usual.
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Off-Season Workouts: Today marks another big day when it comes to off-season workouts, as the majority of the league will be getting things going today and tomorrow. Let’s take a quick look at which squads will be in action over the next couple of days.
Workouts Opening Today: Cardinals, Falcons, Ravens, Panthers, Bengals, Cowboys, Broncos, Colts, Jaguars, Chiefs, Dolphins, Patriots, Saints, Giants, Jets, Eagles, Rams, 49ers, Seahawks.
Workouts Opening Tomorrow: Chargers, Steelers, Raiders, Packers, Bears, Bills.
Mock Draft 11-20: With the NFL Draft coming up quickly, we’ve been kicking around a few scenarios as far as what exactly might happen in the top 10. Now it’s time to look at 11-20, where things could get really interesting. Here’s a look at our take at the moment.
11. Detroit Lions: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
12. Tennessee Titans: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
13. New York Giants: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
14. Chicago Bears: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
16. Dallas Cowboys: Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville
17. New York Jets: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
18. Miami Dolphins: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
20. Arizona Cardinals: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
Week 1 Preseason Schedule: Now that the preseason schedules have been released, we can start looking forward to the on-field action as we warm up for the 2014 campaign. Here’s a look at the first week of the preseason.
NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME (Aug. 3)
N.Y. Giants vs. Buffalo Bills (NBC)
WEEK 1 (Aug. 7-10)
Buffalo Bills at Carolina Panthers
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions
Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers
Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans
Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts at NY Jets
Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons
New England Patriots at Washington Redskins
New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams
Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears
Pittsburgh Steelers at NY Giants
San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens
Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL Off-Season Key Dates: We’re now back to full-on anticipation mode for the 2014 campaign. Here’s a look at some of the noteworthy dates from this off-season period that should keep us occupied until the league kicks off again.
Important 2014 Dates Remaining:
May 8-10: NFL Draft
July 24: Training Camp Opens
September 4: First Game of the 2014 Season
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