NFL News: Player News and Updates for 2/5/16
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
February 5, 2016
Just two more days until the NFL gets going on the Super Bowl, and we’re sure to see plenty of news items coming in over the next several hours. That said, let’s check out some of the headlines from around the league in our daily wrap-up.
Johnny Manziel will not be getting charged with a crime from Dallas or Fort Worth police in his alleged domestic violence case.
Even without charges, Manziel definitely needs personal help. There’s little optimism that he’ll even be in the league in 2016, and the Browns are going to be jettisoning him ASAP.
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Chargers RB Melvin Gordon got some surgery on the cartilage in his knee recently, and expects to be fully healthy in a couple of months.
There’s a bit of mystery surrounding Gordon’s operation, as it likely wasn’t a simple clean-up operation. Still, he’ll be good to go for the minicamp sessions this summer.
Buccaneers fans can expect to have RB Doug Martin back in Tampa once again. He made some comments this week about loving the city and being okay with the franchise tag if the two sides can’t reach a deal out of free agency.
The Bucs reportedly want Martin back as well, so we shouldn’t see too much difficulty in this signing.
We’ve got a bit of new information this morning regarding Packers WR Randall Cobb’s Divisional Round injury.
It was initially reported that Cobb suffered a bruised lung, but he now says it was a puncture, which is quite a different story as far as seriousness goes. He says he was coughing up blood on the sideline during the game. He seems to be okay now, though, and should have a normal off-season.
Drew Brees says he hasn’t had any contract discussions with the Saints regarding an extension.
It would be highly unlikely that the team just leaves his contract be; Brees will count $30 million on the cap and is going into the final year of his deal. Expect an announcement on an extension to come soon.
NFL Playoffs Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL playoffs schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Sunday, February 7, 2016:
6:30 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos (CBS)
February 22: Teams can use franchise or transition tags on players
February 23-29: NFL Scouting Combine
March 7: Free agent negotiations can begin
March 15: 2016 league year officially begins; free agency officially begins
March 20-23: League meetings
April 4: Off-season workouts can begin for teams with new head coaches
April 18: Off-season workouts can begin for teams retaining head coaches
April 22: Offer sheet deadline for restricted free agent signings
April 28-30: NFL Draft (Chicago, Illinois)
May 6-9: Post-draft minicamps
Mid-July: Training camps open
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