NFL News: Player News and Updates for 5/31/15

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NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More

May 31, 2015

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We’ve almost made it through another NFL off-season weekend, but in the meantime there’s plenty to talk about as new developments come through from around the league. Let’s check out some of the notable happenings out there.

Will this be the last year of Doug Martin’s career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? It’s certainly possible, as the team declined to pick up his fifth-year option.
That said, Martin doesn’t want to go anywhere, and says he’d like to remain in Tampa. He can certainly earn a fresh look at a new deal with a productive, injury-free season in 2015. The team declined his option due to the fact that he would have made $5.6 million in that year.

Coming off a torn ACL, most folks expected the Eagles’ Kiko Alonso to be taking it easy at this time.
Flying in the face of that notion, Alonso was able to participate fully in organized team activities this week. The recovery has been quite remarkable, considering he just injured himself this past July.

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The Seahawks’ Michael Bennett has been a conspicuous absentee at team OTAs this week. The latest reports confirm that he’s indeed not attending due to a contract dispute.
Bennett is in year two of a four-year $28.5 million deal. That makes him among the top 14 or so among his position with regards to salary. Bennett wants to be in the top seven or eight.
He’s coming off 38 tackles and seven sacks in his 2014 season.

Speaking of contract re-workings, the Jets did that to new WR Brandon Marshall’s deal, which will end up paying him more money.
He’ll be getting $26 million in maximum value and an additional $1.3 million in full guarantees.

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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