NFL News: Player News and Updates for 4/28/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
April 28, 2015
There are only two days left until the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, so there’s not much time left for pre-draft discussion. With that said, let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the notable players out there. Here’s the latest.
Well, it’s official: the Redskins have picked up QB Robert Griffin III’s fifth-year option for 2016, and in doing so they’ll pay out a little over $16 million.
Griffin is already scheduled to be the team’s starter heading into 2015, but don’t rule out the possibility that they’ll draft a quarterback on Thursday.
If Griffin is hurt again, the team will have to pay him his full salary; if he has a bad year, you could see them release him outright.
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The Steelers’ Antonio Brown has reported to camp, according to sources around the team. His absence over the first few days of activities fueled speculation that he was prepping for a contract holdout, but Brown said he was spending time with his newborn.
He’s coming off 138 catches for 1,815 yards last year.
Are the Ravens set at wide receiver? Joe Flacco seems to think so. He said the team doesn’t need to draft any new players at that position, and can stick with Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanero, Marlon Brown and Jeremy Butler.
Despite what Flacco believes, speculation dictates that the team will at least seriously consider picking up a WR, and you could see them make that move in the first round on Thursday. It’ll be something to watch in Baltimore.
Another big storyline that’s been developing this off-season is what will happen to RB Adrian Peterson.
We’ve got a new development on that front: the Cowboys are now officially out of the running to land him, according to sources in the know. The team was at one point considered the front-runner in a possible trade scenario with Minnesota, but that apparently won’t be happening. The Cardinals are reportedly still in the mix as far as working something out, however, so Peterson could be on the move after all.
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.
April 30-May 2: NFL Draft (Chicago)
May 8-11: Rookie mini-camps begin
NFL Weekly Schedule: Now that the schedules have been released, we can start looking forward to the official start of the 2015 NFL season. Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games.
Thursday, September 10, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
Steelers at Patriots (NBC)
Sunday, September 13th, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Packers at Bears (FOX)
Chiefs at Texans (CBS)
Browns at Jets (CBS)
Colts at Bills (CBS)
Dolphins at Redskins (CBS)
Panthers at Jaguars (FOX)
Seahawks at Rams (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
Saints at Cardinals (FOX)
Lions at Chargers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET:
Titans at Buccaneers (CBS)
Bengals at Raiders (CBS)
Ravens at Broncos (CBS)
8:30 PM ET:
Giants at Cowboys (NBC)
Monday, September 14th, 2015:
7:10 PM ET:
Eagles at Falcons (ESPN)
10:20 PM ET:
Vikings at 49ers (ESPN)
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