NFL News: Player News and Updates for 2/28/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
February 28, 2015
Even though it’s now officially the weekend, there should be no shortage of NFL news coming in from all around the league. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the notable off-season happenings and see who’s in the news.
If DL Mitch Unrein has his way, he’ll be sticking in Denver. Unrein is set to become a free agent next month, but says he wants to come back.
He’s a five-year Broncos veteran, posting 49 tackles in 54 games.
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Speaking of DTs, the Ravens re-signed one of theirs yesterday. Christo Bilukidi agreed to a two-year deal yesterday.
Bilukidi’s season in 2014 was shortened by injury (four games), which seems to be a recurring theme. He’s played just 24 of 64 possible contests due to health.
The Redskins made a couple of minor moves yesterday as well. They released DE Stephen Bowen and re-signed T Tom Compton.
Droping Bowen will save the ’Skins a total of $5.52 million in cap room this upcoming season.
Compton, meanwhile, will be going into his fourth year in Washington.
Now that he’s gotten his suspension removed, the speculation on where current Viking Adrian Peterson will possibly be going can start.
Some quotes by Peterson’s father came out in the news yesterday, as the elder Peterson said he’s heard rumors that the Colts, Cardinals and Cowboys could all be in play to sign him next year.
Of course, all of this hinges on the Vikings officially cutting ties with Peterson, be it through a roster move or a trade. As it stands now, his salary for 2015 is $12.75 million, which some pundits believe could be more than Peterson is potentially worth given his age and sordid history over the past year.
A few offensive linemen were cut yesterday: the Falcons released Justin Blalock; the aforementioned Vikings released Charlie Johnson and the Eagles cut ties with Todd Herremans. All three appear to be mainly cap space moves.
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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