NFL News: Player News and Updates for 2/13/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
February 13, 2015
We’re cruising into another NFL-less weekend, and even though the 2015 season is still pretty far off, there’s still plenty to talk about as we await the draft and training camps. That said, let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the notable players and situations.
According to sources close to the team, the Buccaneers are going to be asking WR Vincent Jackson to take a pay cut in 2015. He’s scheduled to be making $9.8 million this season.
The 32-year-old Jackson was able to surpass the 1,000-yard mark in receiving this year, but posted just two touchdown catches.
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The Saints re-signed LB Parys Haralson on a one-year deal. He was active for every game last year and posted 35 tackles with three sacks.
The Lions did not tender RFA Josh Bynes, but may end up re-signing him soon. If tendered, he would have cost the Lions $1.323 million.
Sources close to the Redskins are thinking the team will release DE Stephen Bowen. He’s coming into the last year of his deal, and cutting him would save $5.5 million.
The 30-year-old Bowen posted only 11 tackles in eight games last year.
Will the Broncos be able to retain TE Julius Thomas? It seems doubtful, especially if money is the main factor.
Denver simply can’t afford to pay Thomas what he’ll likely command from other teams on the open free agent market, as the team needs some major help elsewhere (OL is a big need). They’re also expected to franchise WR Demaryius Thomas.
Julius Thomas posted 12 touchdown catches in nine games last year before sustaining an ankle injury.
The Seahawks will probably have to let CB Byron Maxwell walk in free agency. The team has its hands full trying to negotiate with Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch.
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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