NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/10/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
August 10, 2015
Now that the NFL preseason has officially begun, we can start looking forward to the regular season, which will get going in just a matter of weeks. That said, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the news today.
The Steelers managed only a field goal in yesterday's Hall of Fame Game defeat. QB Ben Roethlisberger sat out of this one, while backup Landry Jones went 15-of-32 for 128 yards and a pick. Kicker Shaun Suisham injured his knee yesterday as well; this one could end up being significant.
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The Jets took a hit on their WR corps yesterday. As Chris Owusu went out due to a concussion.
The bad news for him is that it’s at least his fourth career concussion, suffered on Friday at practice. Owusu is just 25 years old.
The Browns announced yesterday that rookie RB Duke Johnson won’t be playing in Thursday’s preseason opener.
Johnson is dealing with a hamstring injury at the moment. We’ll monitor his progress in the days leading up to the season.
In other concussion news, the Chiefs’ Dee Ford is out of commission now, following a concussion suffered recently.
Ford is coming off a seven-tackle, 1.5-sack season in 2014 over 16 games.
Falcons fans have reason to be nervous these days over star WR Julio Jones’ contract, but words form owner Arthur Blank should help to settle the apprehension.
Blank said that he expects Jones to be a life-long member of the Falcons organization, and that he’s been discussing a long-term contract with Jones’ camp.
That’s certainly good news, but we’ll see how things progress in the coming weeks. Jones logged 104 grabs last year, totaling 1,593 yards and six scores.
The Bills inked up DB Nickell Robey yesterday to an extension. He had been entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2015.
Details weren’t immediately available, but Robey has earned some solid praise from the Bills front office. He’s coming off a 46-tackle, one-sack season in 2014.
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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