NFL News: Player News and Updates for 5/15/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
May 15, 2015
We’re nearing the end of another work-week, and it’s been a busy stretch of days for the NFL, especially for the off-season. With that in mind, let’s check out some of this morning’s headlines and see who’s in the news.
DT and current free agent Kevin Williams admitted yesterday that he’s visited with the Saints, however he would prefer to remain in Seattle if given the opportunity.
Williams is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and trying to squeeze out one more year in the NFL. He’s coming off a one-year deal worth $2 million in 2014.
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Speaking of the Seahawks, RB Robert Turbin underwent hip surgery this off-season, according to sources close to the team.
Turbin isn’t expected to be limited in any way by the procedure and should be good to go by the time camp rolls around. He’s coming off a 2014 during which he rushed for 310 yards and added another 186 through the air. This is the final year of his rookie deal.
Coming as absolutely no surprise whatsoever, the NFLPA filed an appeal yesterday on behalf of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The appeal mentioned inconsistencies in the league’s previous disciplinary rulings and is seeking a reduction or elimination of his current four-game suspension.
The Players’ Association is asking for a neutral arbitrator to preside over the appeal process. Rest assured, we’ll be hearing about this situation for a long time to come.
With super-RB DeMarco Murray out of Dallas, the team is currently in need of a feature back to carry the load. Joseph Randle is a definite possibility to fulfill that role, but the team reportedly is hesitating to name him the heir to the gig due to his off-the-field issues.
Randle has recently been arrested for shoplifting and drug charges, so it’s no wonder the team is having reservations.
We’ll find out more as the season gets closer, but the team has much to consider before the first week of the year.
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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