NFL News: Player News and Updates for 8/31/15

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NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 1 Schedule and More

August 31, 2015

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It was a very exciting weekend of NFL preseason football, and we’ve got more to look forward to in the final week of exhibition action. Before we get set, let’s check out some of the notable storylines out there right now.

The Rams’ Tre Mason suffered a hamstring strain on Saturday, but the good news is that the team doesn’t believe it’s a serious injury.
Mason was walking on his own afterward and he should be fine by the time Week 1 rolls around.

In other injured RB news, the Browns’ Duke Johnson sustained a concussion in his team’s Week 3 preseason game.
It’s unfortunate to see Johnson injured again; he was just getting over a hamstring injury. We’ll see how he does in concussion protocol.

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The Packers suffered a heart-attack moment this weekend, as WR Randall Cobb had to exit his team’s game due to a shoulder injury.
Cobb doesn’t seem to concerned about his health--and he didn't break anything--which is a good sign. The Packers are still reeling from the season-ending knee injury to Jordy Nelson, and don’t need another setback. That said, it’s still questionable whether or not Cobb will be healthy in time for Week 1.

Over in New York, Victor Cruz is reportedly still ailing due to his calf injury, which has been nagging at him throughout his recovery from knee surgery.
Cruz hasn’t yet been cleared to practice, and may even be in danger of missing regular-season time. He’s been out of action since the middle of this month.

According to sources close to the team, the Bears are going to be releasing CB Tim Jennings, which comes as something as a surprise.
Jennings played every game for Chicago last season. He logged 50 tackles and forced a fumble.

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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