NFL News: Player News and Updates for 3/13/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
March 13, 2015
It’s been a crazy week of NFL action in these first few days of the new league year. There’s plenty more to come, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the notable players and hot-topic situations in the news right now.
In a minor move yesterday, the Niners inked a couple of backups. QB Blaine Gabbert will be back on a two-year deal, and TE Garrett Celek is signed on for one year.
Gabbert was the No. 2 guy behind Colin Kaepernick last year. Celek, meanwhile, was hurt for much of the 2014 season.
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Despite some speculation to the contrary, free agent RB Ryan Mathews inked a three-year deal with the Eagles yesterday. According to the reports released at the time, he’ll get $11.5 million.
There had been some concern that Mathews would back out of his deal after the team landed former Cowboy DeMarco Murray, but everything worked out after all.
Now the Eagles boast a glut of running backs, as they’ve also got Darren Sproles and Chris Polk on the roster.
As expected, the Colts waived RB Trent Richardson yesterday. Richardson has been on quite the downward slide since joining the team. He posted very tepid totals in his past two seasons in Indy.
The Colts are set at RB now that they’ve signed former Niner Frank Gore.
After some speculation that he would join the Dolphins, the Browns will be retaining the services of TE Jordan Cameron. He signed a two-year deal worth $15 million late yesterday afternoon.
Cameron has been an absolute force when he’s been healthy, but he’s missed some time in the past year due to shoulder and concussion troubles.
One more nugget from Cleveland this morning: the Browns are said to be interested in newly-released former Chief WR Dwayne Bowe.
Bowe has showed some flashes of talent in the past, but has been on a statistical decline the past few years.
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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