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2012 Draft Prep: Our 12-team draft results

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It's time. Your prep work is over. Draft Day is here. Now, you get to put all that practice work to the test. No more mock drafts, this is the real thing. Are you ready?

It's been an exciting offseason and an amazing preseason, but Labor Day weekend marks the end of all your preparations. The majority of all Fantasy Football drafts will be done right now, and we wanted to give you one final mock draft as a guide with a standard 12-team format.

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As a special bonus, we enlisted the help of our analysts and producers from all our video shows, including Brent Stover and Brian Westbrook from Fantasy Football Today, which airs every Sunday morning during the season at 11 a.m. ET . Stover is the host of the show, and Westbrook is the former All-Pro running back with the Eagles and 49ers. Both are welcomed additions to our program, and we look forward to the insight Westbrook will provide as a recently retired player and former Fantasy star.

This 12-team standard league should give you an idea of where to draft players and when certain hot-button options are being taken. For example, three quarterbacks went in Round 1, Adrian Peterson was drafted in Round 2 and Maurice Jones-Drew was selected in Round 3. You can decide for yourself if that is the right value for those players, and use these scenarios in your own league on Draft Day.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be five reserve spots for a 14-round draft. This lineup reflects our CBSSports.com free Fantasy Football game.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
3. Mike Freedman, Video Producer
4. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Brent Stover, Fantasy Football Today Host
8. Matt Brodsky, Video Producer
9. James Questel, Fantasy Football Today Producer
10. Brian Westbrook, Fantasy Football Today Analyst
11. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Owner Player
1 Zegura Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2 Tobin Ray Rice, RB, BAL
3 Freedman LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
4 Eisenberg Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
5 Aizer Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
6 Richard Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
7 Stover Drew Brees, QB, NO
8 Brodsky Tom Brady, QB, NE
9 Questel DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
10 Westbrook Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
11 Di Fino Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
12 Madden Julio Jones, WR, ATL
Round 2
Pick Owner Player
13 Madden Cam Newton, QB, CAR
14 Di Fino Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
15 Westbrook Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
16 Questel Matt Forte, RB, CHI
17 Brodsky Steven Jackson, RB, STL
18 Stover Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
19 Richard Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
20 Aizer Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
21 Eisenberg Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
22 Freedman Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
23 Tobin Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
24 Zegura Doug Martin, RB, TB
Round 3
Pick Owner Player
25 Zegura Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
26 Tobin Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
27 Freedman Michael Turner, RB, ATL
28 Eisenberg Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
29 Aizer Darren Sproles, RB, NO
30 Richard Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
31 Stover Frank Gore, RB, SF
32 Brodsky BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
33 Questel Greg Jennings, WR, GB
34 Westbrook Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
35 Di Fino Roddy White, WR, ATL
36 Madden Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
Round 4
Pick Owner Player
37 Madden A.J. Green, WR, CIN
38 Di Fino Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
39 Westbrook DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
40 Questel Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
41 Brodsky Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
42 Stover Wes Welker, WR, NE
43 Richard Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
44 Aizer Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
45 Eisenberg Steve Smith, WR, CAR
46 Freedman Marques Colston, WR, NO
47 Tobin Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
48 Zegura Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
Round 5
Pick Owner Player
49 Zegura Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
50 Tobin Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
51 Freedman Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
52 Eisenberg Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
53 Aizer Donald Brown, RB, IND
54 Richard Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
55 Stover Antonio Gates, TE, SD
56 Brodsky Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
57 Questel Vernon Davis, TE, SF
58 Westbrook Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
59 Di Fino Michael Vick, QB, PHI
60 Madden Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
Round 6
Pick Owner Player
61 Madden Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
62 Di Fino Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
63 Westbrook Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
64 Questel Tony Romo, QB, DAL
65 Brodsky Eric Decker, WR, DEN
66 Stover Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
67 Richard Eli Manning, QB, NYG
68 Aizer Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
69 Eisenberg Cedric Benson, RB, GB
70 Freedman Kevin Smith, RB, DET
71 Tobin Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
72 Zegura Philip Rivers, QB, SD
Round 7
Pick Owner Player
73 Zegura Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
74 Tobin Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
75 Freedman Miles Austin, WR, DAL
76 Eisenberg DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
77 Aizer Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
78 Richard Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
79 Stover Titus Young, WR, DET
80 Brodsky Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
81 Questel Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
82 Westbrook Fred Davis, TE, WAS
83 Di Fino Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
84 Madden Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
Round 8
Pick Owner Player
85 Madden Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
86 Di Fino Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
87 Westbrook 49ers DST
88 Questel Michael Bush, RB, CHI
89 Brodsky Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
90 Stover Mark Ingram, RB, NO
91 Richard David Wilson, RB, NYG
92 Aizer Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
93 Eisenberg Robert Meachem, WR, SD
94 Freedman C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
95 Tobin Ben Tate, RB, HOU
96 Zegura Nate Washington, WR, TEN
Round 9
Pick Owner Player
97 Zegura Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
98 Tobin Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
99 Freedman Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
100 Eisenberg Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
101 Aizer Lance Moore, WR, NO
102 Richard Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
103 Stover Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
104 Brodsky Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
105 Questel Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
106 Westbrook Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
107 Di Fino Jason Witten, TE, DAL
108 Madden Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
Round 10
Pick Owner Player
109 Madden Evan Royster, RB, WAS
110 Di Fino Greg Little, WR, CLE
111 Westbrook Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
112 Questel Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
113 Brodsky Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
114 Stover Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
115 Richard Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
116 Aizer Roy Helu, RB, WAS
117 Eisenberg Andrew Luck, QB, IND
118 Freedman LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
119 Tobin Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN
120 Zegura Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
Round 11
Pick Owner Player
121 Zegura Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
122 Tobin Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
123 Freedman Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
124 Eisenberg Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
125 Aizer Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
126 Richard Shane Vereen, RB, NE
127 Stover Randy Moss, WR, SF
128 Brodsky Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
129 Questel Felix Jones, RB, DAL
130 Westbrook Tim Hightower, RB, WAS
131 Di Fino Jon Baldwin, WR, KC
132 Madden Ronnie Brown, RB, SD
Round 12
Pick Owner Player
133 Madden Randall Cobb, WR, GB
134 Di Fino Braylon Edwards, WR, SEA
135 Westbrook Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
136 Questel Laurent Robinson, WR, JAC
137 Brodsky Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
138 Stover Eagles DST
139 Richard Texans DST
140 Aizer Josh Freeman, QB, TB
141 Eisenberg Taiwan Jones, RB, OAK
142 Freedman Jake Locker, QB, TEN
143 Tobin Brian Quick, WR, STL
144 Zegura Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
Round 13
Pick Owner Player
145 Zegura David Akers, K, SF
146 Tobin Giants DST
147 Freedman Bears DST
148 Eisenberg Packers DST
149 Aizer Jets DST
150 Richard Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
151 Stover Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
152 Brodsky Ravens DST
153 Questel Steelers DST
154 Westbrook Mason Crosby, K, GB
155 Di Fino Bills DST
156 Madden Patriots DST
Round 14
Pick Owner Player
157 Madden Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
158 Di Fino Matt Prater, K, DEN
159 Westbrook Jared Cook, TE, TEN
160 Questel Alex Henery, K, PHI
161 Brodsky Nate Kaeding, K, SD
162 Stover Santana Moss, WR, WAS
163 Richard Jason Hanson, K, DET
164 Aizer Garrett Hartley, K, NO
165 Eisenberg Dan Bailey, K, DAL
166 Freedman Shayne Graham, K, HOU
167 Tobin Matt Bryant, K, ATL
168 Zegura Seahawks DST
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
2.8 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
3.5 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
4.8 Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
5.5 Donald Brown, RB, IND
6.8 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
7.5 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
8.8 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET
9.5 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.8 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
11.5 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
12.8 Josh Freeman, QB, TB
13.5 Jets DST
14.8 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
MattBrodsky
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Tom Brady, QB, NE
2.5 Steven Jackson, RB, STL
3.8 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
4.5 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
5.8 Reggie Bush, RB, MIA
6.5 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
7.8 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
8.5 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
9.8 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
10.5 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
11.8 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
12.5 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
13.8 Ravens DST
14.5 Nate Kaeding, K, SD
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
2.2 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
3.11 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.2 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ
5.11 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
6.2 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
7.11 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
8.2 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI
9.11 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
10.2 Greg Little, WR, CLE
11.11 Jon Baldwin, WR, KC
12.2 Braylon Edwards, WR, SEA
13.11 Bills DST
14.2 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
2.9 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG
3.4 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.9 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
5.4 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE
6.9 Cedric Benson, RB, GB
7.4 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
8.9 Robert Meachem, WR, SD
9.4 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
10.9 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
11.4 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
12.9 Taiwan Jones, RB, OAK
13.4 Packers DST
14.9 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Mike Freedman
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.10 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.3 Michael Turner, RB, ATL
4.10 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.3 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
6.10 Kevin Smith, RB, DET
7.3 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
8.10 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
9.3 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL
10.10 LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB
11.3 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
12.10 Jake Locker, QB, TEN
13.3 Bears DST
14.10 Shayne Graham, K, HOU
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
2.1 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
3.12 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
4.1 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
5.12 Peyton Hillis, RB, KC
6.1 Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC
7.12 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
8.1 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
9.12 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
10.1 Evan Royster, RB, WAS
11.12 Ronnie Brown, RB, SD
12.1 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
13.12 Patriots DST
14.1 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
James Questel
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
2.4 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
3.9 Greg Jennings, WR, GB
4.4 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
5.9 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
6.4 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
7.9 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
8.4 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
9.9 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
10.4 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
11.9 Felix Jones, RB, DAL
12.4 Laurent Robinson, WR, JAC
13.9 Steelers DST
14.4 Alex Henery, K, PHI
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.7 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
3.6 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.7 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
5.6 Willis McGahee, RB, DEN
6.7 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
7.6 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
8.7 David Wilson, RB, NYG
9.6 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK
10.7 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
11.6 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
12.7 Texans DST
13.6 Montario Hardesty, RB, CLE
14.7 Jason Hanson, K, DET
Brent Stover
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Drew Brees, QB, NO
2.6 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
3.7 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.6 Wes Welker, WR, NE
5.7 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
6.6 Mike Wallace, WR, PIT
7.7 Titus Young, WR, DET
8.6 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
9.7 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
10.6 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
11.7 Randy Moss, WR, SF
12.6 Eagles DST
13.7 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
14.6 Santana Moss, WR, WAS
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.11 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
3.2 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
4.11 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
5.2 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE
6.11 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
7.2 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
8.11 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
9.2 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
10.11 Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN
11.2 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT
12.11 Brian Quick, WR, STL
13.2 Giants DST
14.11 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Brian Westbrook
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
2.3 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
3.10 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.3 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
5.10 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
6.3 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
7.10 Fred Davis, TE, WAS
8.3 49ers DST
9.10 Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN
10.3 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
11.10 Tim Hightower, RB, WAS
12.3 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
13.10 Mason Crosby, K, GB
14.3 Jared Cook, TE, TEN
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.12 Doug Martin, RB, TB
3.1 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
4.12 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
5.1 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
6.12 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
7.1 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
8.12 Nate Washington, WR, TEN
9.1 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
10.12 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
11.1 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
12.12 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
13.1 David Akers, K, SF
14.12 Seahawks DST

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Player News
Dolphins to release WR Brian Hartline after six seasons
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:20 am ET) The Dolphins have officially released longtime wide receiver Brian Hartline on Friday, per the team's official website.

Hartline, drafted by Miami in the fourth round of the 2009 draft, signed a five-year, $30.775 million contract in 2013. His cap number for 2015 was $7.3 million. After registering 1,083 yards in 2012 and 1,016 yards in 2013, Hartline took a step back in 2014 with a disappointing campaign where he caught only 39 passes for 474 yards and two scores. The 28-year-old has 4,243 yards and 12 touchdowns through six seasons in the league.


Report: Falcons release longtime WR Harry Douglas
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:15 am ET) The Falcons have cut ties with Harry Douglas. The team released the 30-year-old wide out on Friday, according to Pro Football Talk.

Douglas has been with the Falcons since 2008, and had a year remaining in his deal. He racked up 258 receptions, 3,130 yards and eight touchdowns. Last season, he turned 75 targets into 51 catches for 556 yards and two scores. This comes a day after the team released veteran running back Steven Jackson, as new coach Dan Quinn prepares for roster shakeup this offseason.


Rams QB coach is a big fan of Sam Bradford
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:53 am ET) Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke is perfectly happy with starting quarterback Sam Bradford, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"Love him. Love him," Weinke said when asked about Bradford. Weinke, who has evaluated quarterbacks for a couple of seasons now, said Bradford had one of the best pro days he's ever seen. "A few years ago when Andrew Luck came out they said who would you compare him to? And I said the closest I would see is Sam Bradford."

As part of Weinke's interview process with the team, he met with Bradford for roughly three-and-a-half hours. It wasn't really a formal meeting, though, it was more so the two could get to know eachother. 

Bradford has reportedly been granted permission to seek a trade, but it doesn't appear Rams' ownership wants to part with the 27-year-old quarterback. 


RB Steven Jackson, cut by Falcons, isn't planning to retire
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Though he's without a team at the moment, running back Steven Jackson has no plans to retire. 

The Falcons officially released Jackson Thursday night, with immediate questions emerging about his future. On his own website, though, Jackson posted a statement saying he isn't hanging up the cleats just yet.  

"A lot has been written lately about my future," Jackson wrote. "There are questions about my age, and what I have left in the tank. Of that, I will simply say this. For the first nine years of my career, I was used like a battering ram, punishing opposing defense over four quarters of a game. Maybe you stopped me the first five times I got the ball, but by the 15th or 20th time I got it, late in a game -- let's just say you were really feeling me at that point.

"Make no mistake: I can still punish a defense. I still have a warrior's heart. There are 1,000-yard seasons left in these legs. I know what I am still capable of, and I have every intention of proving it."

Jackson also admitted his two seasons with the Falcons were a disappointment as the organization did not reach the postseason in either season. He combined for only 1,250 yards in 2013 and 2014 after posting eight consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards when he was with the Rams. 


Raiders expected to release safety Tyvon Branch
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Raiders will be parting ways with safety Tyvon Branch, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora

Branch only played in three games during the 2014 season due to a foot injury that placed him on injured reserve. That followed his 2013 season in which Branch was only able to participate in two games. 

However, Branch could be a commodity in what is otherwise considered a weak safety market. 

Branch signed a four-year, $26..6 million contract with the Raiders in 2012, with $17.6 million guaranteed.


Browns working to re-sign CB Buster Skrine
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Browns are hopeful they can re-sign cornerback Buster Skrine but are probably going to have to try to do so after he hits the free agent market, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Skrine had a single-season best four interceptions in 2014 and will be someone that could command a hefty price tag on the open market. The Plain Dealer reports that Skrine is expecting anywhere from $5.5 million to $7 million per season. 

The Browns should be in a good position to match an offer for Skrine. Depending on what the 2015 cap number per team is, the Browns are likely to have well over $30 million to spend in free agency. 


Colts, Matt Hasselbeck agree to one-year contract
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) It looks like Matt Hasselbeck's NFL career will extend at least one more year. 

The Colts reached a one-year deal with backup quarterback Hasselbeck, the team announced on Thursday. 

Hasselbeck, 39, will enter his 17th year in the NFL. After starting out as Brett Favre's backup in Green Bay for his first two seasons in 1999 and 2000, he joined the Seahawks via a trade and quickly established himself as a starting-caliber quarterback. 

In 16 NFL seasons, Hasselbeck has totaled 34,948 yards, 203 touchdowns and 148 interceptions. He'll be the top candidate to back up Andrew Luck next season. 


Report: Vikings, Adrian Peterson can communicate with each other
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Now that Adrian Peterson has been moved back to the Commissioner's Exempt list, the Vikings can reach out and communicate with him, according to a report from Pro Football Talk

Peterson had been suspended by the NFL until April 15 and upheld by an arbitrator. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge David Doty overturned the arbitrator's decision, sending the case back down to go through the CBA. The NFL has removed the suspension, for now, while moving Peterson back to the Commissioner's Exempt list. 

The NFL announced in a statement that it is appealing Doty's ruling

Since the Vikings want Peterson to remain with them, they can now reach out and hold talks directly. While suspended by the NFL, the Vikings were unable to communicate with him. This is an interesting development because the Vikings have publicly stated they want him to stay in Minnesota. 

However, at least one report as indicated Peterson wants to leave and continue his NFL career elsewhere


Falcons release running back Steven Jackson
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Falcons released running back Steven Jackson on Thursday, the team announced.

Jackson was owed $3.75 million in 2015, but with running back Devonta Freeman on the roster, it appears Jackson is expendable. In 2014, Jackson rushed for 707 yards and six touchdowns on 190 carries.

By cutting Jackson, the Falcons saved $3.7 million against the salary cap, reports the NFL Network.


Redskins sign Ricky Jean Francois to three-year contract
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Redskins signed defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois to a three-year deal Thursday, reports the NFL Network.

The deal is believed to be worth $9 million with $4 million guaranteed. With incentives, the deal can reach $11.25 million.

Jean Francois was cut by the Colts on Monday. In 2014, Jean Francois totaled 28 tackles and three sacks.


 
 
 
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