NFL News: Player News and Updates for 5/11/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
May 11, 2015
It’s been a pretty busy weekend in off-season NFL action, and even though opening week seems pretty far off, it’s still a great time to visit some of the notable headlines out there. Let’s take a look at our daily wrap-up and see who’s in the news.
It’s been a little while since we’ve talked about Browns QB Johnny Manziel, so let’s see what he’s up to.
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New Cleveland OC John DeFilippo is already seeing lots of improvement with the second-year QB, saying that Manziel is all business and has been fantastic in the time the two have spent together this off-season.
DeFilippo also said that Manziel is putting himself in a position to be an NFL quarterback. We’ll have to wait and see whether or not that’s true--and if Manziel’s troubled days are behind him--this season.
The Jets addressed their need for young talent at the wide receiver position in the second round of this year’s draft. It was then that they picked up Devin Smith out of Ohio State.
Smith has been classified as a deep threat, but he’s out to prove that he’s a versatile player and can make a big impact in the NFL.
Smith posted 33 grabs for 931 yards and 12 scores for Ohio State last year. That’s a 28.2 YPC average.
Now let’s move on to another rookie that has a big role to fill in Detroit. New defensive tackle Gabe Wright must bear the burden of the void left by departed star Ndamukong Suh.
The Detroit coaching staff thinks that Wright can make a big impact on the defense pretty quickly, and hopes to get him 25-35 snaps per game.
The latest chapter in the saga of QB Terrelle Pryor was written yesterday, when the Bengals inked him to a deal after he played well during a tryout at the team’s minicamp this weekend.
Pryor hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2013, so it’ll be interesting to see what Cincinnati plans on doing with him.
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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