NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/15/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 2 Schedule and More
September 15, 2015
We’re officially all finished up with the NFL’s Week 1 games, and what a weekend it was. While we’re gearing up for Week 2, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the headlines today.
“Monday Night Football” Wrap-Up: We got a double-dose of football action last night on “Monday Night Football,” with one game being very close and one ending up as something of a blowout.
The Falcons took the first game against the Eagles 26-24 on the strength of Julio Jones’ 141 receiving yards and two touchdowns on nine grabs.
As for the late game, San Francisco ran all over the Vikings, with Carlos Hyde posting 26 carries for 168 yards and two touchdowns of his own. The Niners would take it 20-3.
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There’s a distinct possibility that Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho will be out for the rest of the 2015 season.
Ihenacho is getting surgery on his wrist (which is broken and dislocated) and the team will make a decision on whether to put him on short-term or season-ending IR.
The Buccaneers’ Mike Evans has a lot of people wondering about his status lately. He missed out on the team’s Week 1 opener, and he’s currently questionable for Week 2.
Evans is dealing with a hamstring injury, and the team needs him to get better ASAP. We’ll keep an eye on him this week.
There’s a full-on quarterback controversy going on in Houston, and it looks like we’ll be kept in the dark about who the starter will be in Week 2.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien didn’t provide any definitive information yesterday, saying the public will have to wait for game-time to see whether it would be Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett starting against Carolina.
Hoyer got yanked in the fourth quarter of Week 1, with Mallett posting an 8-of-13 line for 98 yards and a score after taking over.
Back to the Redskins for a moment: WR DeSean Jackson will be out of action for 3-4 weeks thanks to a hamstring injury.
In Jackson’s absence, the team will be counting on young WR Rashad Ross to fill in the gaps, along with Ryan Grant and Jamison Crowder.
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas will miss a second straight game Sunday thanks to a broken finger, but the team is no longer certain whether or not he’ll be able to return to the field Week 4 for the Colts. We’ll keep you posted.
NFL Weekly Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL schedule, along with the times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Thursday, September 17, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS, NFL Network)
Sunday, September 20, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears (FOX)
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
4:25 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (NBC)
Monday, September 21, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts (ESPN)
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