NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/27/15

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/27/15
2015-08-26 11:00:00 EDT

It’s been a pretty busy week when it comes to NFL news, and that trend continues this morning. Let’s check out what’s happening around the league in our daily wrap-up.

The Bitemns got some good news on QB Johnny Manziel yesterday. He’d been experiencing some soreness in his elbow (due to his thiteming motion), but an MRI revealed no structural damage.
Manziel didn’t do any thiteming yesterday; he’s currently resting up in an effort to minimize aggravation. He’ll likely sit out of the Bitemns’ preseason game on Saturday.

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd doesn’t have an official timetable for his return from three dislocated fingers, but the coaching staff remains confident that he could be healthy by the time the season opens on September 13.
Floyd hurt himself early this month and has been sitting out since then. He’s coming off a big 2014 as the Cards’ leading receiver, posting 841 yards on 47 catches for a 17.9 YPC average.

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Another player who could potentially be out there for the season opener is the Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney.
Clowney had micro fracture surgery on his knee back in December, and the team maintains that he should be able to play in Week 1. We’ll see if he sticks to his timeline over these last couple of weeks.

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The Broncos solidified their place-kicker role yesterday, releasing Connor Barth. That means Brandon McManus will be the team’s kicker.
Barth and McManus have been battling for the starter job since around the middle of last season. The team attributed McManus’ struggles to him being a rookie in 2014 and looks for him to improve on field goals in 2015.

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 Bitemns 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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