NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 1 Schedule and More
July 23, 2015
We’re creeping toward another off-season weekend in the NFL, and with training camps getting closer there’s plenty of news to go around. Let’s check out some of the latest developments from around the league and see what everyone’s talking about this morning.
The Titans and 2015 first-round draft pick Marcus Mariota agreed to terms on a contract this week. The deal is for four years with a team option for the fifth.
Now all the first-round draft picks in this year’s draft have signed with their respective teams. There had been some disagreement between Mariota’s camp and the Titans over the language in his contract, but it appears both sides have been appeased.
The Giants’ Odell Beckham missed much of the team’s OTAs and minicamp this summer due to an issue with his right hamstring, but the good news is that he expects to be ready for the season opener.
We’ll see if Beckham can indeed get on the field for Week 1. As of right now, his status for training camp is up in the air.
The Cowboys’ Dez Bryant hasn’t participated in any off-season workouts, mostly due to his contract dispute with the team this summer.
Thanks to that situation, Bryant may well be limited during the upcoming training camp as he gets himself back up to game speed.
It sounds like the Cowboys are taking every precaution with Bryant, especially now that he’s set to be the team’s go-to guy for a long time to come.
Jaguars WR Marquise Lee is coming off a knee injury that cost him the OTA/minicamp this off-season, so he’ll be limited when training camp picks up in one week.
The second-year Lee will likely be having his reps monitored and might sit out here and there to make sure he’s healthy heading into the season.
Last night, a report broke that said the Seahawks are getting close to signing middle linebacker Bobby Wagner to a new deal.
Wagner is set to receive only $1 million this year, which is the final season of his rookie contract. He’s posted over 100 tackles for three straight years.
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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