• White House: NFL needs 'to get a handle on' domestic violence issues

    CBSSports.com "For someone in the NFL to get noticed by the White House, they either need to do something really good or something really bad. It's the latter for the league office Friday, with the White House issuing a stern edict over the recent domestic violence problems surrounding football. Specifically,..." September 19

  • Arians: 'Floored' by Dwyer arrest

    ESPN.com "Running back Jonathan Dwyer is not allowed to return to the Arizona Cardinals this season, and his long-term future with the team is in doubt unless he's exonerated from assault charges in a domestic violence incident involving his wife and young son, coach Bruce Arians said. "We'll allow the..." September 19

  • Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings are parting ways with Jerome Simpson. The club announced Thursday evening it had released Simpson, a veteran wideout who’s serving the final week of a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The decision to move on from Simpson comes after news of..." September 19

  • Michael Vick: Roger Goodell 'doing a great job'

    CBSSports.com "Looking for someone to defend NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell? We've got your man: Jets backup quarterback and one-time banished superstar Michael Vick. Vick, who was given an indefinite suspension by Goodell in 2007, came to the commish's side when asked about Goodell's recent PR issues,..." September 19

  • Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas has doubts about HGH testing: 'They don't really have a great test for it'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns seven-time left tackle Joe Thomas has serious doubts about the value of human-growth hormone testing, which will begin by the end of the month in the NFL. "For me, the trepidation with the HGH testing has always been the accuracy, because they don't really have a great test for it,''..." September 19

  • Donte Whitner was raised tough and he's brought that attitude and leadership to the Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Donte Whitner stood in the tunnel that leads to the FirstEnergy Stadium field Sunday and pointed a finger at cornerback Justin Gilbert. Music blared. Fans roared. Primal emotions welled as the Browns prepared to be introduced for their home opener. In that moment Whitner, who became the man of..." September 19

  • Tony Gonzalez: Robert Griffin III should see sports psychologist

    CBSSports.com "Robert Griffin III needs to see a shrink. That's what future Hall of Fame tight end and current CBS Sports analyst Tony Gonzalez said Thursday. The thing is, Gonzalez wasn't making a joke at RG3's expense -- he was being quite serious. “Once confidence goes in this sport, you will get taken..." September 19

  • Detroit Lions like how Nick Fairley responds to benching

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell drew a line in the sand — or across the buffet table as it were — and he benched defensive tackle Nick Fairley during the preseason. There were reports that Fairley weighed too much and was not working hard enough. So Caldwell responded. It was an..." September 19

  • With Mark Ingram out, Khiry Robinson 'fired up' to show growth from rookie year to now

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram somehow managed to play an entire half with a broken bone in his hand last Sunday, then patiently fielded post-game questions in the locker room without betraying the slightest bit of pain. "I did not know (he was injured)," said teammate Pierre..." September 19

  • Torrey Smith says he's not frustrated by early lack of touches in Ravens' offense

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has spent the majority of the first two games running fly patterns and operating as something of a glorified decoy. The former Maryland star has been targeted 10 times and has just four receptions for 60 yards and no touchdowns. He drew one defensive pass..." September 19

  • Tiki Barber not ready to give up on these Giants, yet

    New York Post "Tiki Barber has not been shy about criticizing the Giants in the past, and this is certainly a team that is ripe for a ripping. However, the Giants all-time leading rusher sees some hope for this 0-2 team. But first, the Giants have to find a way to survive an offensive malaise that probably..." September 19

  • Peyton Manning -- Legal Weed In CO ... Has Been GREAT for Pizza Biz

    TMZ.com "Legalized pot has been very, very good for Peyton Manning ... especially in Colorado ... because the QB says new weed-friendly laws in the Mile High State have been great for his pizza business. The Denver Broncos superstar -- who owns 21 Papa Johns franchises in the Denver area -- was talking..." September 18

  • Jerry Rice calls on the 49ers to deactivate Ray McDonald

    Pro Football Talk "Jerry Rice, the former 49er considered by many to be the greatest player in NFL history, says his old team is wrong to let a player accused of domestic violence to continue to play. Rice says that Ray McDonald, who was arrested last month and accused of assaulting his pregnant fiancee, should..." September 18

  • Jonathan Dwyer head-butted wife, broke her nose, Phoenix police say

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer broke his wife's nose when he head-butted her in the face after she bit his lip to stop his unwanted sexual advances during a July domestic dispute, police say. Dwyer, 25, was arrested Wednesday at the team's training facility in Tempe before practice...." September 18

  • Adrian Peterson is most likely done in Minnesota

    Pro Football Talk "In the immediate aftermath of the child-abuse charges filed against Adrian Peterson, it seemed probable that he wouldn’t be playing for the Vikings after the 2014 season. It’s now likely that Peterson will never wear a Vikings uniform again. Essentially suspended with pay until his legal case..." September 18

  • Chip Kelly finally reveals why he cut DeSean Jackson

    CSN Washington "Eagles coach Chip Kelly shocked the NFL world when he decided to cut DeSean Jackson during the offseason. Kelly claimed that Jackson wasn't the right fit for his offense. As the wide receiver prepares to meet his former team for the first time on Sunday, Philly.com asked Kelly how much he was..." September 18

  • NFL players unite to change negative perception

    Sports Glory "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said Wednesday that NFL players shouldn’t be negatively stereotyped in the wake of recent domestic violence and child abuse cases. “What I hope doesn’t happen as a result of this is that the perception of NFL players is that we’re a bunch of brutes and..." September 18

  • Dwyer moved to reserve list, re-sign Parmele

    NFL.com "The Cardinals have moved running back Jonathan Dwyer, arrested Wednesday in a domestic violence case, to the reserve/non-football illness list, and brought back running back Jalen Parmele to the active roster to get the team back to four backs going into the San Francisco game. The reserve list..." September 18

  • Ravens player retires to give kidney to younger brother, a retired Steelers player

    USA Today "Ma’ake Kemoeatu missed his final collegiate football game because the NCAA suspended him for improperly providing textbooks to his younger brother. He was a four-year starter at Utah on scholarship and his little brother Tevita was a walk-on. Their parents didn’t have enough money to buy books,..." September 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs are not planning on DT Gerald McCoy (broken hand) playing vs #Falcons, sources says. Too early. Would be Da’Quan Bowers stepping in

  • Bengals' Lewis expects A.J. Green to play Sunday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters who cover the Tennessee Titans via a conference call on Wednesday that he expects injured wide receiver A.J. Green to play on Sunday, while Green told Cincinnati reporters he is simply hopeful to play, although he didn't practice on Wednesday. The..." September 18

  • Adrian Peterson’s mother defends son’s parenting

    Houston Chronicle "Seated on a couch at her home overlooking a golf course in Spring, Bonita Jackson dabbed her eyes with a tissue as she discussed her distress over the highly charged debate that’s playing out over allegations that her son, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, injured his 4-year-old son..." September 18

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis has plan for domestic violence

    Oakland Tribune "Mark Davis called me back on Wednesday with all of his thoughts lined up persuasively, all of his arguments sharp and sensible. None of them was about the shaky status of his coach, Dennis Allen, however, because the Raiders owner didn't want to comment on that situation right now. When I..." September 18

  • Cardinals deactivate Dwyer after domestic violence arrest

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, who was arrested today in a domestic violence incident, has been deactivated by the team. “We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “Given the serious..." September 18

  • Jonathan Dwyer Arrest -- TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS ... 'Causing a Fracture'

    TMZ.com "Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is suspected of assaulting his wife in TWO separate incidents ... and is accused of breaking bones ... cops tell TMZ Sports. According to police, the 25-year-old allegedly roughed up his wife at their home in Phoenix on July 21st and again on July..." September 18

  • Quarterback Joe Flacco practices Thursday after missing Wednesday with illness

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was back at practice for the abbreviated media viewing portion on Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice and appearing on the injury report as a non-participant due to illness. Flacco was doing individual drills with backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor and..." September 18

  • Richard Sherman laughs off 'little' Chargers' remarks

    NFL.com "Multiple San Diego Chargers claimed that Richard Sherman had been "exposed" after Philip Rivers completed some passes in the direction of the Seattle Seahawks cornerback Sunday. Sherman leaned on social media to return fire that night. On Wednesday, he came back at San Diego wide receiver..." September 18

  • Jaguars' Marqise Lee says he won't play Sunday

    Florida Times Union "Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee said today he won’t play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts after experiencing hamstring tightness during Wednesday’s practice. Lee’s absence means the Jaguars will be even more short-handed than usual at receiver. Allen Hurns (ankle) sat out Wednesday’s practice..." September 18

  • Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill admits his performance has 'got to change'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ryan Tannehill hasn't played well through two games this season, and if you don't believe that assessment, you can ask Tannehill himself. "I just haven't been putting the ball in the right spot," the Dolphins third-year quarterback said, "I haven't been at my best and it's got to change, and..." September 18

  • Colts collapse costs Delaware bettor $100,000

    Covers.com "Going into half-time of the Monday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles, one Delaware bettor must have been happy. The bettor played a $5 bet on a 15-team parlay and had hit all 14 leading into Monday night, with only the Colts needing to win to collect..." September 18

  • Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Arrested For Domestic Violence

    CBS Pittsburgh "According to reports, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested for domestic violence. Sports reporter Tyler Baldwin first reported the news Wednesday afternoon. Dwyer was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college..." September 17

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Release from Phoenix PD lists 2 victims - a 27-yo female and an 18-mo old child. One of the counts is aggravated assault involving a minor.

  • Gloria Allred says Brandon Marshall’s domestic violence cases were swept under the rug by NFL

    Chicago Sun-Times "Attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference Wednesday in which she said Brandon Marshall’s domestic violence incidents were ignored by the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell back in 2007 and 2008. Claims that Marshall was violent with his longtime ex-girlfriend Rasheedah Watley aren’t new...." September 17

  • Captain Munnerlyn: Peterson 'should be able to play football'

    NFL.com "Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on Wednesday called Adrian Peterson's deactivation the "right decision" for his embattled organization, but not everyone inside the building agrees. Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn later told reporters that he was mystified by Peterson landing on the Exempt/Commissioner's..." September 17

  • Drew Brees: We're not all 'brutes'

    ESPN.com "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said Wednesday that NFL players shouldn't be negatively stereotyped in the wake of recent scandals that have engulfed the league. Adrian Peterson's indictment on child abuse charges and the domestic violence..." September 17

  • NFL, NFLPA reach agreement on new drug policy

    SB Nation "The NFL and the NFL Players Association announced an agreement on a new, less stringent drug policy, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. They released a joint statement Wednesday detailing key revisions. Negotiations had been ongoing for some time, and a deal was expected to..." September 17

  • Trade value of Robert Griffin III still ‘significant’ amid uncertain future with Redskins

    Washington Post "The second major injury that quarterback Robert Griffin III has suffered during his NFL career has created an uncertain future for him and the Washington Redskins, with Kirk Cousins now in place as the at-least-temporary starter and no guarantees that Griffin will get the job back once his..." September 17

  • With Adrian Peterson's cloudy future, Vikings may try to terminate his deal

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Vikings reached a threshold sometime very early Tuesday morning where the potential cost of trying to win with Adrian Peterson -- because of mounting pressure from sponsors, fans and the media -- finally outweighed their initial desire to continue trying to win with the All-Pro. That..." September 17

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Whether Adrian Peterson plays again this year will depend on when legal case is resolved. But Vikings intend to bring him back, per sources.

  • 1d
    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Per source, Greg Hardy has officially agreed to go on the exempt list.

  • 1d
    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Kaepernick said he was fined more than $11K for inappropriate language penalty. He is appealing the fine, insists he said nothing.

  • 1d
    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Bill O'Brien just said you can expect Texans to use J.J. Watt 'more and more' moving forward as red-zone TE. Watch out league!!

  • NFL finance committee unanimous in approving Pegulas to be next Bills owners

    Buffalo News "The NFL's finance committee met with Terry and Kim Pegula today about buying the Buffalo Bills and unanimously recommended they become the team's next owners. Terry and Kim Pegula walked out of the NFL's headquarters at 345 Park Ave. and trotted down a few steps so NFL executive vice president..." September 17

  • NFL won’t reinstate Rice pending appeal

    Pro Football Talk "In most cases, a player’s suspension doesn’t become final until he has exhausted his appeal rights. In the case of indefinitely suspended running back Ray Rice, that’s not the case. The NFL contends that Rice remains suspended until his appeal is resolved, or until his suspension..." September 17

  • Vikings deactivate Adrian Peterson indefinitely

    USA Today "The Minnesota Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, requiring the running back to abstain from team activities during his child-abuse case, the team announced Wednesday morning. Peterson was indicted last Thursday on a charge that he injured his 4-year-old..." September 17

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    No doubt Roddy White (hamstring) is going to play Thursday night, barring some dramatic occurrence between now and game time.

  • NFLPA files Ray Rice appeal

    Pro Football Talk "As expected (but a day later than expected), the NFLPA has filed an appeal of the NFL’s indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. “This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players,” the NFLPA said in a statement. “The NFLPA appeal is based on supporting facts..." September 17

  • Wes Welker eligible to play Sunday after NFL

    Denver Post "Wes Welker has just received official word of his reinstatement and is on his way to the Broncos' headquarters. The Broncos' slot receiver had two games of his four-game suspension dismissed after the NFL and the NFL Players Association reached an agreement on changes to the steroids policy on..." September 17

  • Cardinals' John Abraham fails concussion test

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham didn't pass a concussion protocol test on Tuesday, coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio that evening. Abraham left the team last week to contemplate retirement and missed Sunday's game against the Giants. He informed the Cardinals on Monday that..." September 17

  • Harbaugh: 49ers won’t ‘flinch’ amid calls to bench McDonald

    San Francisco Gate "On Sunday, as the 49ers were readying to play a game, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and wife called on them to play without one of their starters: defensive tackle Ray McDonald. The couple said the team’s decision to let McDonald play while he is being investigated for felony..." September 17

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