NFL News: Player News and Updates for 3/17/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
March 17, 2015
The new NFL calendar year is now a week old, and over the past seven days we’ve seen all sorts of big-news moves and dramatic developments. There’s much more to come as we head toward the annual meetings next week, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s in the news.
The Bears inked guard Vladimir Ducasse yesterday. He’s now on a one-year deal in Chicago.
Ducasse is a five-year veteran and is 27 years old. He played for the Vikings in 2014.
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It’s looking like the Bills will be getting TE Charles Clay, who was tagged as a transition by the Dolphins.
New head coach Rex Ryan has reportedly been a big cheerleader for the Bills to land Clay. Miami likely won’t be able to match the Bills’ offer.
Speaking of tight ends, the Panthers cut Mike McNeill yesterday. The 27-year-old missed out on 2014 thanks to injury. He’s also been with the Colts and the Rams.
CB Sterling Moore will be visiting San Francisco tomorrow, according to sources close to the situation. He’s also set to be visiting with the Steelers today.
Moore played for the Cowboys last year and posted 46 tackles with a forced fumble.
The Patriots inked former Bills TE Scott Chandler. He’ll join the ranks alongside Rob Gronkowski, Tim Wright and Michael Hoomanawanui.
Chandler has 35 starts under his belt, logging 2,120 yards on 182 grabs and 17 touchdowns.
The Raiders released QB Matt Schaub yesterday. He was on the roster in Oakland last year but didn’t start.
Schaub has also played for the Texans and Falcons. The move saves Oakland from paying him $5.5 million in salary this upcoming season.
Vince Wilfork’s contract is worth a reported $9 million over two years. $5 million of that is guaranteed. He’ll be joining the Texans this year after spending 11 seasons in New England.
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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