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A delayed suspension for Ezekiel Elliott is hardly out of the question

Not much has been said publicly, or privately, about the Ezekiel Elliott case in the past week. Next week, plenty will be said at the formal appeal hearing. After a ruling is issued, that’s when things could get very interesting. In recent years, players facing suspensions have repeatedly used the court system to delay the [more]

Washington trades Dashaun Phillips to Steelers for Lucas Crowley

The Washington Redskins dealt cornerback Dashaun Phillips to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for center Lucas Crowley on Wednesday night. The acquisition of Crowley gives Washington some added depth at center after starter Spencer Long had knee surgery this week. Crowley was undrafted free agent out of North Carolina initially signed by Arizona in May. [more]

It’s now clear the Jaguars bungled the Bortles option

It’s now clear the Jaguars regret the decision to exercise the fifth-year option on quarterback Blake Bortles. Which of course makes the original decision even more curious than it was at the time they extended his rookie deal. It was ultimately a $4 million gamble for the Jaguars. If they didn’t extend the option and [more]

For Paxton Lynch, chicken-and-egg proposition leaves him out of luck

By not winning the starting quarterback job in Denver as a rookie, Paxton Lynch has made it harder for himself to win the starting quarterback job this year. And by not winning the job this year, Lynch has made it harder for himself to win the starting quarterback job next year. As Trevor Siemian gets [more]

Jets sign Jahad Thomas, cut Jordan Todman

The Jets signed rookie running back Jahad Thomas, waiving veteran running back Jordan Todman in a corresponding move, according to Ralph Vacchiano? of SNY. Thomas signed with the Cowboys in May as an undrafted free agent out of Temple. But a hamstring injury led Dallas to waive him with an injury designation. He cleared waivers, [more]

All signs point to Ezekiel Elliott getting a handful of snaps Saturday

Although Jason Garrett hasn’t committed to Ezekiel Elliott playing Saturday, all signs point to that. First, there was Jerry Jones’ comment after the Cowboys’ victory over the Colts last weekend. Jones said it “wouldn’t surprise” him for Elliott to get a few snaps against the Raiders. “We don’t want put 30 [carries] on him out [more]

Colin Kaepernick supporters rally outside NFL headquarters

Hundreds of supports of Colin Kaepernick began a rally outside NFL headquarters Wednesday evening, according to the Associated Press. It came after the NAACP sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, saying it’s “no sheer coincidence” the former 49ers quarrterback remains unsigned. The civil rights organization has requested a meeting with the [more]

Chad Henne to start Jaguars’ third preseason game

Chad Henne now appears to be the leading candidate to start the regular season at quarterback for the Jaguars. The Jaguars have confirmed that Henne, and not Blake Bortles, will start this week’s third preseason game. Typically the quarterback who starts the third preseason game also starts the first regular season game. Bortles had been [more]

Can anyone legitimately claim Scott Tolzien is better than Colin Kaepernick?

I’ve danced around this one for the past few days, stopping short of connecting the dots because the dots are so clear they need no connecting. But with Hank Aaron sounding off and a Wednesday protest at 345 Park Avenue and the Colts careening toward the start of the season with no sign of Andrew [more]

Browns trying to trade Brock Osweiler

Could Brock Osweiler be traded for the second time this year? The Browns have renewed their attempt to trade Osweiler, something it was clear they were trying to do when they showcased him as their starter in two preseason games even though it appears that they plan to start DeShone Kizer when the regular season [more]

Garett Bolles has not plans to change way he plays

Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles collected four penalties in 37 offensive snaps last week. But the rookie insists he won’t change the way he plays because of it. “I am not going to change the way I play,” Bolles told Troy Renck of Denver 7. “I am not going to change the way I bring [more]

Valentino Blake leaves Giants

Ben McAdoo was evasive when asked about Valentino Blake’s absence at practice Wednesday, saying, “We had a couple of guys we had to leave inside today, and we’ll leave it at that.” The Giants received a roster exemption for Blake, who is listed as “left squad” on the NFL transaction wire. Blake, 27, played a [more]

Lions add DT Cashaud Lyons off waivers

The Lions bolstered their defensive tackle group via a well-named waiver claim on Wednesday. The team announced the addition of former Ram Cashaud Lyons to the 90-man roster. Lyons was waived by the Rams on Tuesday. Lyons’ stint in Los Angeles was a brief one as he was signed just before the start of camp. [more]

Mitch Trubisky to get time with first team against Titans

The best quarterback at Bears practice on Wednesday might have been on the sideline as Peyton Manning stopped by to check out former coach John Fox’s current team, but he won’t be available to start against the Titans on Sunday afternoon. That job will again go to Mike Glennon, who Fox confirmed will get his [more]

Report: NBC to televise national anthem before regular-season opener

With one specific protest already expected in 15 days as the Commissioner makes his official return to Gillette Stadium, NBC cameras will be looking for what could become another one. Via Michael McCarthy of, NBC will televise the playing of the national anthem prior to the Chiefs-Patriots game, due in large part to the [more]

Rams bring back Tyrunn Walker

The Rams released defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker in June just before it became public knowledge that Walker was under investigation for sexual assault, but there apparently weren’t any bridges burned by that move. A grand jury in Louisiana declined to indict Walker on any criminal charges earlier this month and he’s found his way back [more]

Donald Penn returns to Raiders practice

The Donald Penn comeback has happened, #asexpected. After reports that he was scheduled to return to the Raiders this week, the veteran left tackle has arrived on the practice field today, per NBC Sports Bay Area’s Soctt Bair.. Penn was hoping for a raise, beyond the $5.95 million he’s scheduled to make this year, and [more]

One week later, Lockhart’s statement worked

Remember when the NFL lambasted the NFL Players Association for leaking to the media derogatory information about Ezekiel Elliott‘s accuser and then the NFLPA fired back even more aggressively? That was a week ago, and it felt like it was going to spiral out of control. Instead, that was it. After negative stories were published [more]

Saints add FB Zach Line

For the second time this year, the Saints have signed a former member of the Vikings backfield. It’s safe to say that the addition of fullback Zach Line is going to draw less attention than the Adrian Peterson signing, however. Line’s agent Mike McCartney broke the news of his addition via Twitter on Wednesday. Line [more]

Jimmie Ward off PUP list for 49ers

The 49ers have practiced without safety Jimmie Ward all summer, but that will change on Wednesday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said during his Wednesday press conference that Ward will be activated from the physically unable to perform list. Ward hurt his hamstring during the team’s conditioning test, which led to that designation and kept the [more]

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