NFL News: Player News and Updates for 2/3/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
February 3, 2015
Now that the glow of the Super Bowl has faded a bit, it’s really sinking in how far away we are from another meaningful NFL game. Not to worry, however; there are plenty of off-season activities to keep up occupied until the 2015 season. That said, let’s check out some of the recent headlines.
Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane suffered a broken arm that was described as “significant” in the Super Bowl loss.
Lane was injured after intercepting Tom Brady during the first quarter.
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In other Super Bowl injury news, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman reportedly passed a concussion test administered to him during the fourth quarter after a big hit by Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor.
There had been some debate as to whether the Patriots followed proper concussion protocols concerning Edelman’s status.
Back to the Seahawks: cornerback Richard Sherman is going to have to undergo Tommy John surgery this off-season. We hear a lot about that particular procedure in the baseball world, but not so much in the NFL.
Sherman injured his elbow in the NFC Championship game but was healthy enough to play well in the Super Bowl.
Those Broncos fans holding their breath as to whether or not Peyton Manning will play in 2015 can exhale ever so slightly.
Sources close to Manning are reporting that the veteran QB will “almost certainly” play another season and collect his $19 million in the final year of his contract.
Manning does have a very important physical coming up, but assuming that goes well it looks like he’ll be back on the field again.
The other big news item yesterday was that Browns QB Johnny Manziel entered a treatment program recently, though it’s unclear exactly what the nature of his treatment is.
Speculation dictates that Manziel is likely trying to get a handle on his hard-partying lifestyle. If so, that would seem a good decision for his NFL future.
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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