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Jimmy Smith suspended 4 games; Ravens will allow him to return

ESPN - 21 Aug 2018
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The NFL on Tuesday suspended Jimmy Smith for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, sidelining the Baltimore Ravens' top cornerback for the first quarter of the 2018 season.
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Steelers' Eli Rogers suspended for first game of season - 21 Aug 2018
The Pittsburgh Steelers are without wide receiver Eli Rogers for the regular-season opener. Rogers has been suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, a league spokesperson announced Tuesday.
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Trump blasts ESPN's decision not to televise national anthem

New York Post - 22 Aug 2018
During his rally in West Virginia on Tuesday night, Trump characterized ESPN's skipping of the national anthem before NFL games as unpatriotic. “It was just announced by ESPN that rather than defending our anthem — our beautiful, beautiful national ...
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Abolish them! Why it's time for NFL to do away with preseason games

Dallas News (blog) - 20 Aug 2018
The only reason the NFL still has four preseason games is because they still make money. The league tried to use the concept of cutting back as leverage with the players in an effort to get to an 18-game season. Goodell has given up on that, at least ...
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Deiondre' Hall suspended by NFL for one game - 20 Aug 2018
Bears safety Deiondre' Hall has been suspended for the first game of the regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Hall, who is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, will not be permitted ...
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NFL preseason trade proposals: Four deals that just make sense - 21 Aug 2018
Teams are running out of time. With September closing in, the NFL preseason hits its zenith with this week's slate of starter-heavy games, affording players one more chance to vie for a No. 1 role. Every roster, though, has issues. General managers ...
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Why Chip Kelly failed in the NFL and what it means for UCLA

SB Nation - 21 Aug 2018
Combined with differences in tempo (college games averaged 72.7 plays per game to NFL's 63.1), that means two big gashes per game to the NFL's 1.5. That, plus slight differences in efficiency and turnovers (1.55 per game in college to 1.49 in the pros ...
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Josh Allen to start Buffalo Bills' third preseason game - 20 Aug 2018
McCarron was pulled for Allen just four series into Friday's game after suffering what was reportedly a fractured collarbone. However, further tests revealed that McCarron did not suffer a hairline fracture, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport clarified ...
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Week 3 NFL Preseason Odds: Betting Lines, Game Trends and Analysis

Bleacher Report - 21 Aug 2018
The Cleveland Browns are surprisingly coming off a rare loss in the preseason after seeing their five-game winning streak end last week with a 19-17 setback to the Buffalo Bills. But the Browns (1-1) are listed as three-point home favorites on the Week ...
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Redskins sign veteran running back Adrian Peterson - 20 Aug 2018
Adrian Peterson is returning to football for the first time since suffering a season-ending neck injury in mid-December. After putting the four-time All-Pro through a tryout on Monday, the Washington Redskins have signed Peterson, NFL Network Insider ...
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Report: Trevone Bokyin suspended one game by NFL

247Sports - 20 Aug 2018
Now, according to Boykin himself, the NFL has levied their punishment against the former TCU quarterback and it amounts to a single game. "One game suspension," Boykin tweeted out on Sunday morning along with a second tweet with the praying hand ...
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Anthem Protests During NFL Preseason Stir Fans' Feelings

NPR - 20 Aug 2018
Seventy percent of NFL players are black. Most of the protesters are, too. But Lawson and Bellinger also are military vets. And they say they love the flag and the anthem. They got to the game late. Bellinger says they could hear the anthem as they ...

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