NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
June 9, 2015
Now that we’ve moved through the weekend and are making headway in the early part of the week, we can focus on the upcoming activities for NFL teams around the league. There’s a busy period of action ahead of us, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the notable players and storylines out there.
The Cowboys made a couple of minor signings yesterday, inking both RB Lache Seastrunk and LB Justin Jackson to deals.
Seastrunk was a standout at Baylor but hasn’t been able to find footing in the NFL. He and Jackson have played for both the Raiders and Panthers in their respective careers.
In another minor contract signing, the Bears inked veteran CB Tracy Porter to a one-year deal yesterday.
Porter was cut by the Redskins last month. He played in only two games with them due to injuries to his shoulder.
He’s got 10 picks over a seven-year period in the NFL
It’ll be interesting to see what the Buccaneers do with WR Vincent Jackson this season. Judging by how they’re using him in OTAs so far, he could end up lining up at a few different positions.
Jackson has been playing in the slot and on the outside in recent days, and if the team sticks with this multi-positional approach, it could open up a lot of different looks for the offense. We’ll see what they do once the season begins.
Russell Wilson is getting a major offensive upgrade this season in Seattle. With ex-Saint Jimmy Graham on the roster, Wilson has begun building what should be a dynamic connection once the season starts.
Wilson calls throwing to Graham “easy,” and the two have been working closely together this off-season in order to get their chemistry going.
One thing that the Seahawks are hoping to improve with the addition of Graham to the roster is their red-zone efficiency. They ranked 20th in the league in that category last year, and a big TE target could help them take a big step forward in 2015 when it comes to scoring touchdowns instead of field goals.
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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