NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/20/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
August 20, 2015
Tonight, the 2015 NFL preseason will get going on Week 2, so there’s plenty of football to look forward to. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look at the league and see which players are in the headlines right now.
Yesterday morning, the Dolphins took rookie wide receiver DeVante Parker off the PUP list.
That’s good news, but still doesn’t mean that Parker will be ready for Week 1 against the Redskins on September 13. He’s still recuperating from foot surgery in June, but will now be able to practice on a limited basis.
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The Bills’ LeSean McCoy should be ready for Week 1, which is great news for Buffalo.
McCoy hurt his hamstring in practice this week, but it looks like he escaped major injury.
In other Bills news (this not so great), WR Percy Harvin’s hip injury is worse than initially thought.
Harvin recently got an injection in his hip, designed to help him heal more quickly.
Let’s stick in the AFC East and visit with the Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson. He’ll be out of tomorrow night’s game against the Falcons, thanks to a stubborn hamstring injury.
Wilkerson has been fighting the injury for quite some time, and experienced a setback in his healing process last week.
The Cardinals’ Mike Iupati will likely need arthroscopic surgery on his knee this week. Once he undergoes the procedure, he’ll be out for 6-8 weeks.
Iupati has been a constant presence on the Niners roster over the last five years, starting 75 games for them.
Yesterday’s big headline concerned the Panthers’ star receiver Kelvin Benjamin. The team confirmed that he’d torn his ACL in practice, and he’ll be out of action for the entire 2015 season.
Benjamin’s tear came during a non-contact drill. He was expected to do big things this year, following a 73-catch, 1,008-yard, nine-TD 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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