NFL News: Player News and Updates for 4/15/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
April 15, 2015
We’ve reached the middle of the week, and there are just over two weeks left until the 2015 NFL draft. The news keeps trickling in from all corners of the league, so with that said let’s check out some of the notable players and situations from around the NFL.
The Titans kicked the tires on free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks this week, as it was reported that he came in for a visit on Monday.
Nicks is coming off a season in Indianapolis, during which he posted 38 receptions for 405 yards and four scores.
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The Jets made their long-rumored signing of former Patriot RB Stevan Ridley official yesterday, but the terms of the deal weren’t made public.
Ridley tore an ACL last October and will join up with several other notable Jets running backs, including Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Daryl Richardson.
Confirming more rumors that have been swirling as of late, Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor is retiring from the NFL. His decision comes shortly after the announcement of safety Troy Polamalu calling it a career.
Taylor posted 14 picks, 632 tackles and three sacks in his career. Surprisingly, he never made a Pro Bowl.
The details on the deal WR Michael Crabtree signed with the Raiders this week came out yesterday. He’ll get $3 million on a one-year contract.
The Raiders seem to be getting a bargain here, at least according to what Crabtree was initially seeking. Sources put his asking price in the neighborhood of $4.5 million.
Will we see Philip Rivers in a different uniform this upcoming season? That’s a distinct possibility. The team is reportedly very interested in young QB Marcus Mariota, and there’s a good possibility that they may end up trading Rivers as part of a package to move up in the draft and get the youngster.
San Diego currently stands at No. 17 overall.
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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