NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/30/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 30, 2015
Two more days left until the Super Bowl, and after nearly two weeks most fans are eager to just get the game started already. While we’re stuck waiting, let’s head into the weekend with our daily look around the league and see what everyone’s up to right now.
The Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge in an Arizona court yesterday, and he was sentenced to 18 months probation and community service.
The charge stems from a domestic violence incident that occurred back in July.
We got a little bit of insight on Robert Griffin III this week from the man himself. RG3 said that after dislocating his ankle in Week 2 against the Jaguars, he was hindered for the rest of the season.
Griffin only sat out six games due to that ailment, but says he could have sat out for the rest of the year. His inability to function well on his ankle is likely what ultimately led to him getting benched later in the year.
This year will be the final guaranteed season in Griffin’s contract, and he’ll be heading into it trying to get healthy. We’ll see how things work out.
DeMarco Murray was on the radio yesterday, and he addressed the subject of his upcoming free agency.
He’s coming off a career year in which he posted 1,845 yards and says he hopes to return to Dallas, along with fellow free agent Dez Bryant, who was also big in the numbers department in 2014.
All of that said, Murray said there will be no hard feelings toward the Cowboys if the team can’t reach a deal with him.
Whatever happens, Murray’s contract is sure to be a huge one.
We’d nearly forgotten about Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell’s knee injury, but he says it’s close to 100 percent once again.
Bell hyper-extended his knee in the final game of the regular season against the Bengals and missed the playoff game against the Ravens. He’s coming off a career-best 1,361 yards in 2014 and also had 854 yards through the air on 83 catches. Bell found the end zone a total of 11 times.
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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