NFL News: Player News and Updates for 4/22/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
April 22, 2015
We now have just eight days left until the 2015 NFL Draft, and the anticipation is ratcheting up with every passing hour. While we’re waiting on the big day, let’s check out some of the notable headlines from around the league.
Good news for Cardinals QB Drew Stanton this morning. He says his injured right knee is back to 100 percent and that he has no limitations as far as activity.
Stanton was among the injury issues at QB for the Cardinals last season, and it looks like Arizona is starting things out on the right foot this year.
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Browns DE Armonty Bryant should be able to fully participate in training camp, but he’s not going to be at full strength during OTAs or the minicamp in June.
Bryant tore an ACL and MCL in his knee last season, appearing in five games before the injury.
Jaguars C Stefen Wisniewski tore his labrum and underwent corrective surgery early this year. He says he should be ready for training camp and will be competing for a starting role on the offensive line.
The Panthers may have a very different style of play at the RB position this upcoming year. DeAngelo Williams is now a Steeler, which leaves Jonathan Stewart as the team’s feature back. He seems like he'll be comfortable with that role.
Stewart is coming off a late-season surge in 2014. He posted 91 carries for 486 yards in the team’s final five games.
Back to the Cardinals for a moment: TE Troy Niklas is healthy enough to participate in team activities from here on out, according to sources close to the team.
Niklas hit the injured reserve last year after an ankle injure and subsequent surgery.
The 2015 NFL schedule also came out yesterday, so we'll be discussing that in detail during the next few weeks.
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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