NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/16/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 16, 2015
Just a couple of days left until the NFC and AFC Championship games; Sunday evening we’ll know who our two Super Bowl teams are in the NFL this year. While we’re waiting on game-time, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the league in our daily wrap-up.
The Colts’ Vontae Davis and Greg Toler were back at practice yesterday in limited capacities. Both sat out on Wednesday.
The good news is that it looks like the pair of corners will be able to play against the Patriots on Sunday. Davis has a knee issue and Toler is dealing with a groin injury.
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Speaking of the Patriots, center Bryan Stork had to sit out of practice yesterday for the second time this week.
Ryan Wendell is likely to get the start this weekend, as Stork’s knee doesn’t look like it’s going to cooperate in time.
The Cowboys’ Doug Free will be having surgery on his ankle next week, and he’ll be hitting the open market as a free agent in the off-season. Free played in just 11 games this past year, but should be ready by the time the off-season activities roll around.
Also expected to be good to go for camp is the Rams’ G Rodger Saffold. He’s coming off surgery to fix a torn labrum in his shoulder. The rehab time here is supposedly around six months.
Saffold was able to start every game last season, despite the injury.
The Broncos’ Brandon Marshall opted to forego surgery on his injured foot this off-season, and is hoping to get back to 100 percent through rest and rehab over the coming months.
Marshall sprained his foot on December 14 and had to play the rest of the season with the ailment. He was the team’s leading tackler, posting 113 with nine pass defenses, two sacks, a pick and a forced fumble.
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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