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So why didn’t the NFLPA reduce Goodell’s power in 2011?

A common theme has emerged in recent days regarding the suspension imposed by the NFL on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  And it goes a little something like this:  “The NFLPA has no room to complain because the NFLPA gave the Commissioner the power to do whatever he wants.” While it’s true that the NFLPA…

Falcons sign James Anderson

The Falcons placed running back Antone Smith on injured reserve earlier this week, but they didn’t fill his roster spot with another running back. They announced Thursday that they have signed linebacker James Anderson, who was a member of the Titans until earlier this week. Anderson had five tackles in seven games for Tennessee before…

Matt Tobin returns to practice, may not return to starting lineup

On Wednesday, it looked like the Eagles might have to make a change to their starting offensive line because of right guard Matt Tobin’s concussion. Tobin was cleared to return to practice on Thursday, but it looks like change may be coming to the Philly line anyway. Tobin, who has been filling in for Todd…

Washington, Pittsburgh aren’t options for Jets-Bills

Earlier today, PFT reported that the three primary alternative locations for the game between the Jets and Bills are Detroit, Toronto, and New Jersey. ESPN also has identified a trio of venues, but with only one common place:  Detroit.  Per ESPN, the other choices are Pittsburgh and Washington. A league source tells PFT that Washington…

Raiders fans buy newspaper ad calling for return of Hue Jackson

The Raiders aren’t getting much else done, but at least they’re sparking the local economy. Via CSNBayArea.com, a group of Raiders fans bought a quarter page ad in the Oakland Tribune, asking for the team to bring back Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as the team’s next head coach. “Ever since our Super Bowl loss…

Justin Blackmon pleads no contest to pot charge

When last we heard about suspended wide receiver Justin Blackmon, he was in a voluntary treatment program as he tries to tackle the substance abuse issues that have forced him to miss more than a year’s worth of game while seeing out an indefinite ban from the league. Blackmon was in a courtroom in Oklahoma…

Peterson appeal focuses on change in policy

On Tuesday, the NFL suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  On Wednesday, the NFLPA appealed the suspension on his behalf. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFLPA raises two primary arguments in support of the appeal.  First, the union argues that the NFL has applied a different standard to conduct that occurred…

Karlos Dansby is loading up on mashed potatoes — and lobster

While the rest of us will be loading up on turkey for the next week, Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby has a different meal in mind. Dansby, who doesn’t seem likely to make it this week because of a sprained MCL, has a unique way of eating while he’s rehabbing. According to Tom Reed of the…

Justin Pugh misses second day of practice

Geoff Schwartz may be making his Giants debut at right tackle. Justin Pugh, the Giants’ usual starter at the position, missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday with a quad injury that forced him out of last Sunday’s loss to the 49ers. Coach Tom Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York…

Soldier Field: Problem with clocks has been rectified

During last Sunday’s Bears-Vikings game, the game clocks at Soldier Field malfunctioned during the Vikings’ final drive and officials kept the official time on the field. After his team lost, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was upset about the problem and the Bears said technicians weren’t yet sure what went wrong. The Bears play at home…

PFT Live: Jets-Bills makes most sense to play in Detroit

With the snow piling in Buffalo, there’s growing doubt among many about this Sunday’s Jets-Bills matchup. The Buffalo News’ Tim Graham joins the show to talk about the latest developments regarding the weather, possible alternatives for the game and much more.

Detroit, Toronto, New Jersey are primary alternatives for Jets-Bills

If the Week 12 game between the Jets and Bills can’t be played at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, it will be played at a different location.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the three options for an alternative venue are Detroit, Toronto, and New Jersey. A decision currently is expected to be…

PFT Picks: Josh Gordon makes life easier for Browns vs. Falcons

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio and Michael David Smith make their weekly NFL picks and discuss the games they disagree upon, starting with Cleveland’s travel south to the Georgia Dome that will feature the long-awaited return of Josh Gordon. Florio says the receiver will open things up for the ground game, take some pressure off Brian Hoyer and…

Norv Turner: Jerick McKinnon is “our running back”

The Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers on Wednesday, but offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Thursday that his arrival was not going to result in a change at the top spot of their depth chart. Turner said that the team saw an opportunity to add a back they liked with Matt Asiata and…

Emmanuel Sanders, Julius Thomas remain out of practice

The Broncos Offense is coming off their lowest point total of the Peyton Manning era and it’s still looking decidedly questionable whether they’ll have wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and tight end Julius Thomas with them as they try to put up a more robust showing against the Dolphins this weekend. Sanders and Thomas were on…

Marshawn Lynch to appeal $100,000 fine

On Wednesday, the NFL fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $100,000 for failing to comply with the league’s media policy.  On Thursday, Lynch’s agent informed PFT that Lynch will appeal the fine. Agent Doug Hendrickson told PFT by phone that Lynch, who was so banged up after the first half of the game that he…

Julio Jones misses second day of practice with illness

If there’s a hot team in the NFC South right now, it might be the Falcons, winners of two in a row (which means two of their last seven). But with their first-place spot on the line against the Browns this weekend, there’s reason to worry about their offense. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the…

Peterson appeal is filed, remains on Exempt List

The NFL Players Association has officially filed the appeal on behalf of Adrian Peterson as he continues his attempt to fight the suspension handed down by the NFL this week. Until Peterson’s appeal is resolved, he’ll continue to be paid his weekly game checks, just as he has been every week since he was placed…

Lance Briggs: Chicago should remember Lovie with Ditka and Halas

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, who is preparing to face his former coach Lovie Smith when the Buccaneers come to town on Sunday, says Smith deserves to be remembered as a Chicago legend. According to Briggs, Smith stands behind only Hall of Famers George Halas and Mike Ditka in Bears coaching history. “Lovie should be remembered…

Patriots make addition of LeGarrette Blount official

Word broke early Thursday morning that the Patriots were meeting with running back LeGarrette Blount and that they were expected to bring him back to the team after a 10-game spell with the Steelers. The Patriots made that official a bit later in the day. They announced that Blount has rejoined the team and that…

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