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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/8/15

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

January 8, 2015

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Just a couple more days to wait for the Divisional Round in the 2015 NFL playoffs, so we’ll be writing another chapter in this football season very soon. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the hot-topic players and situations out there right now.

Here’s an interesting snippet. Former Oakland QB Terrelle Pryor worked out for Kansas City yesterday, according to sources close to the team. No word yet what the interest level there would be.
Pryor last played in the NFL in 2013. He’s 3-7 as a starting QB.

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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/8/15


The Panthers’ Star Lotulelei will be missing Saturday’s game against the Seahawks due to a broken bone in his foot. Assuming Seattle would be able to move on, the earliest he’d be able to return would be the Super Bowl.
Lotulelei was injured during Tuesday’s practice. He has 25 total tackles and two sacks in 14 games this season.

The Packers’ Aaron Rodgers missed out on practice yesterday, but that’s not really out of the ordinary. We all expected as much, given the fact that the team has been maintaining that today would likely be his first trip to the practice field this week.
Rodgers is dealing with a nagging calf injury, but says he’s much improved. We’d imagine he’ll play regardless of how much practice time he gets, so don’t read too much into this whole thing.

The Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. is now a Pro Bowler. He got in as a replacement for Calvin Johnson, who is sidelined due to injury. He’ll be the first Giants rookie to get the honor since 2002 (Jeremy Shockey).
Beckham is coming off a breakout inaugural campaign, posting 91 grabs for 1,305 yards and 12 scores.

The Patriots’ Julian Edelman was out for the final two games of the regular season, but he’s apparently good to go for this weekend’s game against the Ravens.
Edelman says he’s over his concussion, which is great news for the Patriots. New England is a heavy favorite here, but it should be an entertaining game nonetheless.

NFL Playoffs Schedule: Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the next round of the NFL playoffs, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Divisional Playoffs:

Saturday, January 10:

4:35 PM ET:
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (NBC)

8:15 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)

Sunday, January 11:

1:05 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers (FOX)

4:40 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (CBS)

Sunday January 18:

NFC Championship:
3:05 PM ET:

AFC Championship
6:40 PM ET

Sunday, January 25:

Pro Bowl, 8:00 PM ET

Sunday, February 1:

Super Bowl:

6:30 PM ET

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