NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/18/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
August 18, 2015
The NFL preseason continues to roll along, but we’ve got a couple more days to wait before we can see some more games. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in our daily wrap-up.
The Vikings’ Phil Loadholt will be missing the entirety of the 2015 season, the team announced yesterday.
Loadholt, who is the team’s starting right tackle, will need surgery to repair a torn Achilles. He was hurt in the team’s preseason opener against the Buccaneers on Saturday.
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Also likely in the “out for the season” category is the Bills’ Ty Powell. He hurt his knee in practice and injured his ACL.
The Chiefs offense may have gained another dimension this off-season with the addition of former Eagle Jeremy Maclin.
QB Alex Smith took only 27 deep passes in 2014, which was last in the NFL. But with Maclin on the roster, things could very well be changing in the upcoming season.
Maclin says he and Smith already have built a solid chemistry. The pair has been working on timing in practice, so we’ll see how well that extra effort translates to the stat sheet when the season begins.
The Redskins will get going on their second preseason game on Thursday against the Lions, but rookie WR Jamison Crowder will not be on the field.
Crowder has been dogged by a persistent hamstring injury and will not play, but the team seems to be optimistic about his health moving forward.
Crowder was the team’s fourth-round pick this year and will likely return punts. If all goes well, he could work his way into the slot role. He’ll have to get healthy first, though.
Bad news for Buccaneers DL Akeem Spence. He’s facing a one-game suspension this year, due to a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Spence got arrested early last year and was charged with possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
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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