NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/5/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
August 5, 2015
We’re seeing lots of interesting news items coming out of the NFL this week, now that training camps are in full swing around the league. Let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in our daily wrap-up.
The Patriots made an adjustment to TE Rob Gronkowski’s $10 million bonus yesterday, splitting the payout into two installments.
Gronkowski gets $4 million for the start of training camp and $6 million at the end of the year. He’s inked with New England through 2019.
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So what’s ex-Saint Jimmy Graham going to look like in the Seahawks’ offense? Well, one thing’s for sure, he’ll be doing more blocking while in the team’s 2-TE sets.
Graham says he’ll have to block “75 percent” of the time to help make room for Marshawn Lynch. That will likely bring Graham’s targets down, but will make for a more balanced, dynamic offense as a whole.
Sounds like the Buccaneers’ Doug Martin will be getting another chance to show his stuff this season. Tampa coach Lovie Smith proclaimed him the team’s No. 1 RB this week, and spoke about the team concentrating on establishing the run.
Martin logged just 494 rush yards and two scores in 11 appearances during 2014.
We haven’t seen the Bears’ new WR Kevin White in camp just yet; he’s currently on the team’s PUP list with a shin injury he sustained during the OTA sessions.
White doesn’t have a concrete date for a return to action just yet, and there exists the chance that he might not even be able to get back on the field by the end of camp on the 16th. We’ll see.
The Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson had to sit out practice yesterday, due to a sore hamstring. He’s currently day-to-day.
Wilkerson exited Sunday’s session with the injury and the team is being cautious with bringing him back.
What with Sheldon Richardson’s recent troubles and now Wilkerson’s injury (not to mention contract issues), the Jets are now looking short on the defensive line, an area they seemed to have an abundance at just a matter of weeks ago.
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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