NFL News: Player News and Updates for 5/7/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
May 7, 2015
The NFL off-season continues to roll along, and in the wake of the draft we’re seeing lots of interesting news items coming from the league. With that in mind, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there right now.
It’s been a while since we’ve opined on the possible future of RB Chris Johnson, so let’s see what his prospects are heading into 2015.
The former Titan and Jet is still a free agent, but believes he’d be a good fit in Dallas with the Cowboys, who are without DeMarco Murray now after he departed for Philadelphia.
Johnson had an ugly season in 2014, when he managed just 663 rush yards with only one score.
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The Chiefs released QB Terrelle Pryor this week after signing him in January. Coach Andy Reid had originally added him as a possible starter, but apparently that scenario will not be playing out.
Pryor last played as a starter in 2013 with Oakland, when he put up 2,374 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 picks.
As if you haven’t heard enough of “Deflategate,” we got some info on the 243-page investigative report into the matter yesterday.
The report contained some pretty interesting conclusions, such as a vindication of the front office but not of QB Tom Brady specifically. The investigator believes that the Pats’ locker room attendant and equipment manager deliberately let air out of the balls after the referees examined them, and that Brady was at least vaguely aware of the process.
We’ve yet to see if the league will punish the Patriots organization, but one thing’s for sure: we’re bound to be hearing about this for a long time to come.
Now that the Redskins have drafted fourth-round pick Jamison Crowder, it remains to be seen what type of impact he’ll have on the team this season.
Sources close to the team believe that Crowder could jump in immediately, perhaps even replacing Andre Roberts as the team’s slot receiver.
Roberts had an up-and-down campaign at Duke last year, so we’ll see how easily he translates his game to the pro level and if he can indeed have an immediate impact.
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:
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots (NBC)
Sunday, September 13th, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (FOX)
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (CBS)
Cleveland Browns at New York Jets (CBS)
Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins (CBS)
Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars (FOX)
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
Detroit Lions at San Diego Chargers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET:
Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos (CBS)
8:30 PM ET:
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (NBC)
Monday, September 14th, 2015:
7:10 PM ET:
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons (ESPN)
10:20 PM ET:
Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers (ESPN)
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