NFL News: Player News and Updates for 3/29/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
March 29, 2015
We’ve reached the beginning of another NFL off-season week, and the news keeps trickling in. Let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see which players everyone’s talking about right now.
Will Packers fullback John Kuhn be back with the team in 2015? It’s certainly possible. Head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to Kuhn’s value yesterday, making it sound like the team still had a desire to re-sign the longtime Packer FB.
The 32-year-old Kuhn has been in Green Bay for a total of eight seasons. He’s got 591 rush yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground with another 76 grabs for 516 yards and eight scores.
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The Patriots’ Sealver Siliga is still in a walking boot, according to sources close to the team. He underwent surgery last season.
Siliga’s role is all the more important to the Pats these days now that Vince Wilfork is gone. He put up 32 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 2014.
LB Lance Briggs is still a free agent, but that could change after today. He’s scheduled to visit with the 49ers in the coming hours.
Briggs is coming off a 12-year career with the Bears and could slot in after the retirement of Chris Borland in San Francisco.
Good news for the Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney. He’s reportedly walking without a limp these days and coming along well after his rehab from micro-fracture surgery in his knee.
Clowney had the procedure four months ago, but there’s no word yet on what kind of shape he’ll be in for training camp.
The Vikings’ Chad Greenway took one for the team this weekend. He’s agreed to restructure his contract, which will reduce his $7 million base salary to $3.4 million.
That move alone will save Minnesota $3.2 million in cap room. The 32-year-old Greenway has been with the Vikes for nine years, the entirety of his career.
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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