NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/9/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 9, 2015
We’ve got just one more day to wait before the second round of the NFL playoffs gets going, so the excitement is beginning to build. While we’re waiting, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the headlines.
San Diego OL Jeromey Clary announced his retirement yesterday after nine years in the NFL. He didn’t play last year thanks to hip problems and recovery from surgery.
Clary was a 2006 sixth-round draft pick.
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The Panthers are getting more and more optimistic about WR Philly Brown as the days go by, but we’ll still likely have to wait until game time tomorrow to see if he plays or not.
Brown is dealing with a shoulder injury and put in a limited practice yesterday. It’ll be a coach’s decision on whether or not he’ll play against the Seahawks.
And now for your daily dose of Aaron Rodgers news. It was determined yesterday that the Packers QB has a slight tear in his injured calf muscle, which is also strained.
Rodgers will almost definitely be playing on Sunday against Dallas, but there are concerns about how mobile he’ll be.
There’s quite a soap opera going on in Miami concerning WR Mike Wallace. He was benched for the third and fourth quarters of the team’s final game against the Jets for questioning the coaches’ game plan, leading to questions on whether or not he’ll be around next year.
New VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum has been diplomatic about the situation so far, but he’ll have to determine whether or not to cut Wallace before March. He’s due $3 million in guaranteed salary of his scheduled $9.9 million for 2015 at that time if he’s still on the roster.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Colts do with RB Trent Richardson for the Denver game on Sunday. He was listed as the team’s third-string back last week against the Bengals, playing on just one snap in the second half.
The Colts are giving the reason for Richardson’s demotion as an “illness” right now, so it remains to be seen whether they’ll change things up for the Broncos.
Richardson has been quite the disappointment for the Colts thus far.
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.
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:
3:05 PM ET:
TBA at TBA (FOX)
6:40 PM ET
TBA at TBA (CBS)
Sunday, January 25:
Pro Bowl, 8:00 PM ET
Sunday, February 1:
6:30 PM ET
TBA vs. TBA (NBC)
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