NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/14/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 14, 2015
We’re in the midst of that long stretch between playoff weeks, but the good news here is that there’s plenty to talk about in the meantime. While we’re waiting on the NFC and AFC Championships to get going on Sunday, let’s check out some of the latest news from around the league.
The Ravens’ Rashaan Melvin will be undergoing shoulder surgery, according to the Baltimore coaching staff. Melvin got some additional playing time toward the end of the year due to injuries, eventually turning himself into a starter.
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The Cowboys extended RB Ryan Williams on a two-year deal, according to sources close to the team. Williams doesn’t get much use these days; he hasn’t been in a game since 2012 when he was with the Cardinals.
Remember last off-season when we talked about Dennis Pitta seemingly every day? Get ready for another few months of that; he’ll be trying to make a return from a hip injury next year, and will be visiting with hip specialists along the way.
Pitta suffered a hip fracture and dislocation this year (his second straight year with that injury), and it remains to be seen whether he’ll even be able to play again.
With Denver and coach John Fox parting ways this week, all eyes are on the Broncos when it comes to selecting their next head coach. The team says Peyton Manning will have a role in selecting the next candidate, but with that said, we don’t even know if he’ll play next year.
Manning is 38 years old and seemed pretty evasive in answering the question of whether or not he’ll return in 2015 during his last interview following the loss to the Colts. He’ll get several weeks--according to the Broncos--to make up his mind.
Will Dolphins backup QB Matt Moore be starting somewhere next year? That’s a distinct possibility, as the team simply can’t afford to pay him another $4 million like they did in 2014. Moore is going to be an unrestricted free agent, and it’s doubtful he’ll return to Miami.
Moore hasn’t started a game since 2011, but has 25 starts in his career (eight years).
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.
Sunday January 18:
3:05 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
6:40 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots (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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