NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Redskins

  NFL The NFL and NFLPA are expected to announce changes to drug policy Friday. (Judy Battista) Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to announce that he wants to “start over and redo” the personal conduct policy in his press conference. (Ian Rapoport) Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 3. (Paul Dehner Jr.) Bills The Wilson family...
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US military examining relationship with NFL

The blowback against the NFL over the recent domestic violence incidents -- a pattern if you will -- is growing and growing rather quickly. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on a new sponsorship problem and the White House issued a stern edict to the NFL Friday morning about getting "a handle on" the problem. Enter another branch of government: the military...
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Procter & Gamble pulls out of breast cancer initiative because of NFL off-field issues

Proctor & Gamble has notified the NFL that it will no longer be going forward with its league-wide initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness month, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Proctor & Gamble had worked with the NFL on behalf of Crest toothpaste and had named multiple players on each of the NFL’s […]
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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cardinals, Falcons, & Rams

  Buccaneers Jason La Canfora reports that contract negotiations between the Buccaneers and DT Gerald McCoy are ongoing and there’s been “healthy dialogue” between the two sides. Cardinals HC Bruce Arians told reporters that they would welcome RB Jonathan Dwyer back in the event he’s exonerated. “Until he’s exonerated he will not be a member of this football team...
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Report: Procter & Gamble Pulls out of NFL Sponsorship

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the corporate giant Procter & Gamble has pulled out of a major initiative with the National Football League that was supposed to take place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Procter & Gamble has pulled out of a major initiative with the NFL in light of recent off-field events, according to sources with knowledge...
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Roddy White Inactive vs Bucs

It’s a fantasy alert for all Roddy White owners. Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Falcons wide receiver is unlikely to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home because of a hamstring injury. Per a source, White currently isn’t expected to play when Atlanta hosts Tampa Bay tonight. White, who didn’t miss a game in his first eight NFL seasons, missed three last year...
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Looking Like Roddy White WON'T Play vs. Bucs

CBS' Jason La Canfora does "not expect" Roddy White to be active for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers.Fantasy Spin:This is news to us as the Falcons and Atlanta media have continually indicated that White will play despite missing practice all week. There is a chance that White is used as a decoy, but the La Canfora report is still very odd. Regardless, be...
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Stedman Bailey is back in St. Louis; will play on Sunday

We jumped the gun just a tiny bit on Monday evening when we said Stedman Bailey would be reinstated, but no matter. Today, Bailey’s suspension nullification was made official. NFL/NFLPA announce as part of new drug policy, Wes Welker, Orlando Scandrick and Stedman Bailey can return to play this week… — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 17, 2014 Bailey is now back...
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Report: “Several” Teams Have Reached Out To RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that “several” NFL teams have reached out to free agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis in recent weeks. According to La Canfora, the interest in Green-Ellis stems from players being disciplined and sustaining injuries in the first two weeks of the season. La Canfora mentions that Green-Ellis is still rehabbing an injury, but he’s expected...
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Report: Wes Welker, Orlando Scandrick & Others to Be Reinstated Immediately

The NFLPA And NFL have officially agreed on a new drug policy.  Josh Gordon will serve eight more games of suspension, but most of the others are free to return. NFLPA has begun notifying players of revamped suspensions from new drug policy. Officially it is now 10 games for Josh Gordon — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 17, 2014 Also, as already documented, Wes Welker...
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Report: Welker, Scandrick & Others to Be Reinstated Immediately

Josh Gordon still gets 10 game suspension but all the others will be eligible to play ASAP. NFLPA has begun notifying players of revamped suspensions from new drug policy. Officially it is now 10 games for Josh Gordon — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 17, 2014 Also, as already documented, Wes Welker and Orlando Scnadrick eligible to play this week now. About 7 players...
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NFLPA Notifying Players Of Reduced Suspensions

Update: According to Jason La Canfora, the final details of the new steroid policy are being “touched up” and a formal announcement is expected to come Wednesday morning. This coincides with previous reports that a deal was likely to be in place tonight with the announced coming tomorrow. ———– ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the NFL has begun to inform players that they...
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Report: Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry’s ankle sprains are considered mild

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry are considered to have mild ankle sprains. Early indications for Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles are mild ankle sprains for both. Chiefs hopeful neither will miss significant time — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 15, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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BREAKING: Jamaal Charles leaves game with injury

This has been a weekend of injuries, and now you can add Jamaal Charles to the list. Charles suffered an ankle injury early on in the game vs. the Broncos and walked into the locker room soon after. As of now his return is listed as questionable, but stay tuned to Cover32 for any updates. Jamaal Charles to the locker room, per Tracy Wolfson. Pointing to the Achilles part of his left...
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Report: Ray Rice Expected To Be Reinstated For ’15 Season

One-year is a long time, and it may be just enough time for Ray Rice to quietly step away from the NFL to repair his battered image. Jason La Canfora of CBS is reporting that NFLPA reps are planning to appeal Rice’s suspension, and that he’s likely to be reinstated for the 2015 NFL season. Lawyers have been in contact w/Rice family. NFLPA prepared to appeal. Rice expected to...
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Report: Browns will use Johnny Manziel today

Frank Jansky/Icon SportswireAccording to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is expected to play today against the Saints. With Jordan Cameron out and no Josh Gordon, look for Browns to go with specific packages for Johnny Manziel. Feel need to get creative… — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 14, 2014 Browns coordinator Kyle Shanahan...
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Report: NFL & NFLPA Hoping To Finalize New Drug Policy Tonight That Would Overturn Suspensions

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that NFL and NFLPA are hoping to finalize an agreement on a new drug policy at some point Thursday night. Schefter adds that suspensions are expected to be overturned as part of this deal. This coincides with a report from Jason La Canfora in which he mentions that the NFLPA has informed team reps to be on “standby for a potential vote”...
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Report: It Would Take Proof Goodell Lied Or Aided Cover-Up To Be Fired

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that commissioner Roger Goodell has “strong support” from influential ownership groups in the league, despite the league’s handling of the Ray Rice investigation. “They’re standing by him, across the board,” a league source tells Goodell. “You haven’t seen one owner come out questioning him. Their instinct is to defend...
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NFL Notes: New Drug Policy, Bears, Lions, Packers, & Vikings

  New Drug Policy The NFLPA has reportedly informed team reps to be on “standby for a potential vote” on a new drug policy. (Jason La Canfora) Reinstating some suspended players remains on the table. (Jason La Canfora) However, Josh Gordon’s case remains “tricky” given that his failed test occurred before new league year. (Jason La Canfora) Bears WR Brandon Marshall...
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Chiefs Bring In Former Packers DE Jerel Worthy For Workout

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Chiefs brought in former second-round pick DE Jerel Worthy for a workout on Monday. La Canfora adds that other players were also in attendance for tryouts on Monday, but didn’t offer any names. This comes just a day after the team lost veteran DE Mike DeVito for the season with a torn Achilles’ tendon. The Packers sent Worthy...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: People close to Ray Rice expect the NFL to further punish him

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  some people close to Ravens running back Ray Rice expect him to be further punished by the NFL after TMZ Sports release the video of Rice knocking out his wife. Yet to hear back from various people in NFL office about whether Rice will/could face additional discipline. Some close to him expect it… — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora...
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Ben Tate will undergo an MRI on his knee

Browns running back Ben Tate suffered a knee injury during today’s opener against the Steelers. Ben Tate will not return for the Browns with a knee sprain — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 7, 2014 Ben Tate being sent for MRI on knee. — Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) September 7, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: &...
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Browns Injury Update: Ben Tate hurts knee, out for remainder of game

Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate is out for the remainder of the team's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a knee sprain, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports.Tate left the game after tallying six carries for 45 yards, but injured his knee in the second half. He was replaced by Baylor rookie Terrence West.The Browns signed Tate to a two-year contract in the offseason...
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Report: Browns installed read-option package for Manziel

Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  the Cleveland Browns have a special read-option package set aside for rookie Johnny Manziel for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. The Browns are sticking with Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback but that does not preclude the possibility of backup Johnny Manziel seeing the field Sunday. Read...
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Report: Jimmy Haslam squashed any chance of Josh Gordon being traded to the 49ers

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  Browns owner Jimmy Haslam shut down any possibility of Josh Gordon being traded to the 49ers last season. The Browns’ discussions to deal troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon last year were curtailed at the request of owner Jimmy Haslam, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, serving in essence as a tie-breaker...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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