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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 6/18/15

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

June 18, 2015

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It’s been a pretty good week so far for NFL news, and we’ve got even more developments in store for you today. Let’s take a moment to check out some of the headlines from around the league in our daily wrap-up.

Good news for the Ravens’ Jimmy Smith. The Baltimore CB is getting close to full strength again following his Lisfranc injury nine months ago.
Smith had to have surgery to correct the issue and has been rehabbing ever since. In the interim, he’s signed a four-year contract extension with the Ravens and should hit the regular season strong.

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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 6/18/15


We’re due for some news on Cowboys DB Brandon Carr pretty soon, as the team is reportedly trying hard to lower his salary cap number.
Carr counts $12.7 million against that number this season; we’ll see if the team can do some creative financial wrangling and get that figure adjusted.

Speaking of the Cowboys, the team’s third-round draft pick--OT Chaz Green--went under the knife for hip surgery yesterday.
Green’s status for training camp isn’t yet known--he’s questionable--so he’ll be a player for fans to watch as we get close to the start of the season.

The Panthers’ Kelvin Benjamin missed out on practice yesterday, and he’s set to miss another session today. He’s suffering from a hamstring injury, but the good news is that it doesn’t seem to be anything terribly serious.
Benjamin says he expects to be healthy for training camp. We’ll see if he can stick with that timeline.

It’ll be interesting to see the dynamic between the Colts’ Andrew Luck and his new RB Frank Gore, who is coming off another 1,000 rush yard season with the Niners.
Solid running back play was something that plagued Indianapolis last year, and even though Gore is 32 years old he should still have enough left in the tank to provide a solid option on the ground.
Whether or not the team can maintain an imposing ground attack will be one of the most poignant questions facing them in 2015.

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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