NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/27/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 27, 2015
The countdown to the Super Bowl stands at five days, and the anticipation is running high. We’ll be seeing lots of NFL coverage in the days leading up to the big game, so in the meantime let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Eagles end up doing with quarterback Nick Foles this off-season. They’re reportedly mulling their options when it comes to the third-year vet, and there’s no shortage of teams with potential interest.
According to sources familiar with the situation, the Titans and Texans may be interested in Foles, and we can now add the Rams to the list of potential suitors thanks to a report that emerged yesterday.
All of that said, no one knows if the Eagles would even be willing to make a deal here. They’ve been rumored to have some significant interest in Oregon QB Marcus Mariota and would have to move up several spots to be able to snag him. Philly is currently picking at No. 20.
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Will we see a contract extension for Colts quarterback Andrew Luck this off-season? According to reports, the team is working on making him an offer that would make him the league’s highest-paid player.
Luck still has two years on his initial $22 million deal and has gone 11-5 in every one of his seasons. He tossed 40 touchdowns this past year and got the Colts all the way to the conference championship.
Expect some huge numbers to get thrown around come contract time.
The Giants’ Odell Beckham reportedly played all year with a pair of tears in his hamstrings and still isn’t fully healed up.
Beckham himself says he’s not sure whether or not he’ll ever be able to get back to 100 percent. He reported “stumbling” due to the injuries at times this past year, and was most notably bothered by his hamstrings in the Colts and Eagles games.
NFL Playoffs Schedule: Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the remaining games in the NFL playoffs, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on.
Sunday, February 1:
6:30 PM ET
Seahawks vs. Patriots (NBC)
Off-Season Key Dates: Now let’s check out a few of the notable dates on the NFL’s off-season calendar. Here’s a quick overview.
February 16: Teams can designate franchise players
Feb 17-23: NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)
March 10: 2015 league year begins; free agency begins at 4 PM ET and all teams must be under salary cap
March 22-25: Annual meeting
April 30-May 2: NFL Draft (Chicago)
May 8-11: Rookie mini-camps begin
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