NFL News: Player News and Updates for 2/5/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
February 5, 2015
We’re rolling along in our first post-Super-Bowl week in the NFL, and the news continues to trickle out of the league each day. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see which players and teams everyone’s talking about. Here’s the latest.
The Cardinals made a minor roster move yesterday, inking free agent safety D.J. Campbell. He didn’t play in the NFL last year, his most recent action coming with Miami in 2013.
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Packers DT Letroy Guion was arrested on Tuesday in Florida due to marijuana and firearm possession. The charge will be a felony due to the fact that he allegedly had more than 20 grams on him at the time of the arrest.
Guion is set to become a free agent after a one-year contract in 2014. He and the team were reportedly talking over a new contract.
In other arrest news, the Cowboys’ Joseph Randle was arrested on a drug charge recently as well. The incident occurred early yesterday and also involved marijuana.
This isn’t Randle’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested for shoplifting cologne and underwear this past season. On the field, Randle posted 343 yards and three touchdowns.
It’s been a lengthy fall for Eagles QB Matt Barkley. He’s now reportedly on the roster bubble and will have to fight to make the team this summer, according to sources close to the team.
Barkley played in just one game this past year and has yet to score a touchdown in the NFL. He has accumulated five turnovers since being drafted in the fourth round in 2013.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin will receive a fine for his celebration after scoring a touchdown in the Super Bowl. The hit will be the league minimum, which is $11,025.
Falcons safety Dezmen Southward is coming off of surgery on his wrist, and is in the recovery stages. He’s a third-round draft pick from 2014 and posted 23 tackles, one interception and one sack this past year.
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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