NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
June 4, 2015
There’s been plenty of NFL news going around lately, even though the 2015 season is still pretty far off. Let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who everyone’s talking about in our morning wrap-up.
With the Patriots in some depth issues at the cornerback position, speculation has surfaced that safety Devin McCourty might end up switching back to that spot in an effort to help the team out.
If McCourty has his say, he’ll remain at the safety position, however. He says he would “definitely like to stay” at safety, and we’d imagine the Pats would like him there as well. He posted 68 tackles, one forced fumble and two picks last year.
We’ll have to wait and see if the team can overcome their issues at corner and develop into a balanced secondary this year.
Speaking of members of the secondary in the AFC East, the Jets’ Dee Milliner was present at OTAs yesterday and doing some running as well.
Milliner is coming off a torn Achilles and has yet to make it back into team drills. He’ll be fighting to make his presence known on a beefed-up Jets defense that should prove to be a formidable squad this season.
Let’s stick in the AFC East for a moment and visit with the Bills. New Buffalo RB LeSean McCoy was able to return to OTAs yesterday; he had previously been sidelined due to a neck injury.
The Bills are hoping McCoy can remain the spark out of the backfield that he was in Philly. He posted 1,319 yards and five scores there in 2014.
It’ll be interesting to see how former Saints TE Jimmy Graham adjusts to life in Seattle with the two-time defending NFC champions.
So far, Graham reports the transition to have gone smoothly, and calls his time with the team “great.”
All of that said, we probably won’t see the volume-load Graham had in New Orleans. Expect his targets to go down, as he’s racked up at least 120 over each of the last four seasons.
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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