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2013 Draft Prep: Two-QB draft

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You hear us say all the time to wait on a quarterback in your draft. The position is deep and you can still win with Tony Romo in Round 6 instead of Drew Brees in Round 1.

That all changes in a two-quarterback league, especially one like this with six points for passing touchdowns. Here, you have to draft a quarterback early.

In this 10-team, two-quarterback mock draft, there were five quarterbacks selected in Round 1 and 10 by the end of Round 2. Adam Aizer and Peter Madden drafted two quarterbacks with their first two picks and five owners had two quarterbacks by the end of Round 3.

Those quarterbacks going early pushed a lot of elite talent down the draft board. For example, Ray Rice went at the end of Round 2, receivers like Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall went in Round 4 and Lamar Miller dropped to Round 5.

If you got your quarterbacks early you were able to pick off top players going well below their Average Draft Position. For example, I took Tom Brady and Eli Manning with my second and third picks, respectively, after drafting Marshawn Lynch at No. 9 overall.

That allowed me to draft A.J. Green in Round 4, David Wilson in Round 5 and Darren McFadden in Round 6. I'll take value like that all day.

By comparison, Nando Di Fino waited on drafting a quarterback and crafted a stellar team with the hope that two of his three passers (Josh Freeman, Sam Bradford or Alex Smith) become quality options. He didn't take Freeman until Round 6 and his first five picks in order were Jamaal Charles, Trent Richardson, Jimmy Graham, Demaryius Thomas and Andre Johnson.

We'll find out which strategy works better as the season goes on, but the advice here would be to get at least one Top 12 quarterback in the first three rounds and then gamble on a backup with upside later. You might not win the league, but you'll feel more comfortable about your roster after the draft knowing you have one top quarterback in your lineup on a weekly basis.

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 2 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 16-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. J. Darin Darst, College Football Producer
2. Larry Hartstein, Fantasy Writer
3. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
8. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
9. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator, Fantasy Sports

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Darst Drew Brees, QB, NO
2 Hartstein Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
3 Zegura Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
4 Tobin Arian Foster, RB, HOU
5 Aizer Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
6 Di Fino Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
7 Richard Doug Martin, RB, TB
8 Madden Cam Newton, QB, CAR
9 Eisenberg Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
10 Polito Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
Round 2
Pick Team Player
11 Polito C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
12 Eisenberg Tom Brady, QB, NE
13 Madden Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
14 Richard Andrew Luck, QB, IND
15 Di Fino Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
16 Aizer Tony Romo, QB, DAL
17 Tobin LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
18 Zegura Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
19 Hartstein Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
20 Darst Ray Rice, RB, BAL
Round 3
Pick Team Player
21 Darst Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
22 Hartstein Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
23 Zegura Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
24 Tobin Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
25 Aizer Matt Forte, RB, CHI
26 Di Fino Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
27 Richard Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
28 Madden Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
29 Eisenberg Eli Manning, QB, NYG
30 Polito Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
Round 4
Pick Team Player
31 Polito Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
32 Eisenberg A.J. Green, WR, CIN
33 Madden Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
34 Richard Julio Jones, WR, ATL
35 Di Fino Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
36 Aizer Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
37 Tobin Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
38 Zegura Reggie Bush, RB, DET
39 Hartstein Roddy White, WR, ATL
40 Darst DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
Round 5
Pick Team Player
41 Darst Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
42 Hartstein Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
43 Zegura Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
44 Tobin Randall Cobb, WR, GB
45 Aizer Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
46 Di Fino Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
47 Richard Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
48 Madden Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
49 Eisenberg David Wilson, RB, NYG
50 Polito Frank Gore, RB, SF
Round 6
Pick Team Player
51 Polito Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
52 Eisenberg Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
53 Madden Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
54 Richard Darren Sproles, RB, NO
55 Di Fino Josh Freeman, QB, TB
56 Aizer Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
57 Tobin Montee Ball, RB, DEN
58 Zegura Marques Colston, WR, NO
59 Hartstein Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
60 Darst Wes Welker, WR, DEN
Round 7
Pick Team Player
61 Darst Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
62 Hartstein Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
63 Zegura Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
64 Tobin Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
65 Aizer Eric Decker, WR, DEN
66 Di Fino Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
67 Richard Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
68 Madden Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
69 Eisenberg Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
70 Polito Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
Round 8
Pick Team Player
71 Polito Vernon Davis, TE, SF
72 Eisenberg Shane Vereen, RB, NE
73 Madden Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
74 Richard Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
75 Di Fino Sam Bradford, QB, STL
76 Aizer Steve Smith, WR, CAR
77 Tobin Philip Rivers, QB, SD
78 Zegura Danny Amendola, WR, NE
79 Hartstein Andre Brown, RB, NYG
80 Darst BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
Round 9
Pick Team Player
81 Darst James Jones, WR, GB
82 Hartstein Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
83 Zegura Jason Witten, TE, DAL
84 Tobin Ben Tate, RB, HOU
85 Aizer Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
86 Di Fino DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
87 Richard Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
88 Madden Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
89 Eisenberg Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
90 Polito Mark Ingram, RB, NO
Round 10
Pick Team Player
91 Polito Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA
92 Eisenberg Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
93 Madden Tavon Austin, WR, STL
94 Richard DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
95 Di Fino Alex Smith, QB, KC
96 Aizer Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
97 Tobin Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
98 Zegura Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
99 Hartstein Mike Williams, WR, TB
100 Darst Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
Round 11
Pick Team Player
101 Darst Danario Alexander, WR, SD
102 Hartstein Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
103 Zegura Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
104 Tobin T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
105 Aizer Michael Vick, QB, PHI
106 Di Fino Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
107 Richard Jared Cook, TE, STL
108 Madden Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
109 Eisenberg Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
110 Polito Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
Round 12
Pick Team Player
111 Polito Lance Moore, WR, NO
112 Eisenberg Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
113 Madden Brandon Weeden, QB, CLE
114 Richard Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
115 Di Fino Miles Austin, WR, DAL
116 Aizer Zac Stacy, RB, STL
117 Tobin Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
118 Zegura Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
119 Hartstein Jake Locker, QB, TEN
120 Darst Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
Round 13
Pick Team Player
121 Darst Seahawks DST
122 Hartstein Vick Ballard, RB, IND
123 Zegura Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
124 Tobin 49ers DST
125 Aizer Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
126 Di Fino Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
127 Richard Golden Tate, WR, SEA
128 Madden Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
129 Eisenberg Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
130 Polito Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
Round 14
Pick Team Player
131 Polito DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
132 Eisenberg Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
133 Madden Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
134 Richard EJ Manuel, QB, BUF
135 Di Fino Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
136 Aizer Michael Bush, RB, CHI
137 Tobin Vincent Brown, WR, SD
138 Zegura Bengals DST
139 Hartstein Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
140 Darst Joique Bell, RB, DET
Round 15
Pick Team Player
141 Darst Chad Henne, QB, JAC
142 Hartstein Bears DST
143 Zegura Matt Flynn, QB, OAK
144 Tobin Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
145 Aizer Broncos DST
146 Di Fino Ravens DST
147 Richard Packers DST
148 Madden Patriots DST
149 Eisenberg Texans DST
150 Polito Dolphins DST
Round 16
Pick Team Player
151 Polito Blair Walsh, K, MIN
152 Eisenberg Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
153 Madden Matt Bryant, K, ATL
154 Richard Matt Prater, K, DEN
155 Di Fino Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
156 Aizer Justin Tucker, K, BAL
157 Tobin Phil Dawson, K, SF
158 Zegura Kai Forbath, K, WAS
159 Hartstein Garrett Hartley, K, NO
160 Darst David Akers, K, DET
 
Team by Team
Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
2.6 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
3.5 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
4.6 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
5.5 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
6.6 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
7.5 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
8.6 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
9.5 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
10.6 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
11.5 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
12.6 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
13.5 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
14.6 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
15.5 Broncos DST
16.6 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Darst
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Drew Brees, QB, NO
2.10 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
3.1 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
4.10 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
5.1 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
6.10 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
7.1 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
8.10 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
9.1 James Jones, WR, GB
10.10 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
11.1 Danario Alexander, WR, SD
12.10 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
13.1 Seahawks DST
14.10 Joique Bell, RB, DET
15.1 Chad Henne, QB, JAC
16.10 David Akers, K, DET
Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.5 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
3.6 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
4.5 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
5.6 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
6.5 Josh Freeman, QB, TB
7.6 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
8.5 Sam Bradford, QB, STL
9.6 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
10.5 Alex Smith, QB, KC
11.6 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
12.5 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
13.6 Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
14.5 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
15.6 Ravens DST
16.5 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.2 Tom Brady, QB, NE
3.9 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
4.2 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
5.9 David Wilson, RB, NYG
6.2 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
7.9 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
8.2 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
9.9 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
10.2 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
11.9 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
12.2 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
13.9 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
14.2 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
15.9 Texans DST
16.2 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Hartstein
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
2.9 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
3.2 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
4.9 Roddy White, WR, ATL
5.2 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
6.9 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
7.2 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
8.9 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
9.2 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
10.9 Mike Williams, WR, TB
11.2 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
12.9 Jake Locker, QB, TEN
13.2 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
14.9 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
15.2 Bears DST
16.9 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
2.3 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
3.8 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
4.3 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
5.8 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
6.3 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
7.8 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
8.3 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
9.8 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
10.3 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
11.8 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
12.3 Brandon Weeden, QB, CLE
13.8 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
14.3 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
15.8 Patriots DST
16.3 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Polito
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
2.1 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
3.10 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
4.1 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
5.10 Frank Gore, RB, SF
6.1 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
7.10 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
8.1 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
9.10 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
10.1 Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA
11.10 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
12.1 Lance Moore, WR, NO
13.10 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
14.1 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
15.10 Dolphins DST
16.1 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.4 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
3.7 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
4.4 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
5.7 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
6.4 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
7.7 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
8.4 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
9.7 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
10.4 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
11.7 Jared Cook, TE, STL
12.4 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
13.7 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
14.4 EJ Manuel, QB, BUF
15.7 Packers DST
16.4 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.7 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
3.4 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
4.7 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
5.4 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
6.7 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
7.4 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
8.7 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
9.4 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
10.7 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
11.4 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
12.7 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
13.4 49ers DST
14.7 Vincent Brown, WR, SD
15.4 Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
16.7 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.8 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
3.3 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
4.8 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
5.3 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
6.8 Marques Colston, WR, NO
7.3 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
8.8 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
9.3 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
10.8 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
11.3 Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
12.8 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
13.3 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
14.8 Bengals DST
15.3 Matt Flynn, QB, OAK
16.8 Kai Forbath, K, WAS

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Vikings' Adrian Peterson to begin probation on Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will begin his probation on Wednesday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Peterson will begin community service, and will undergo counseling to determine whether he has a drug problem. Peterson will report to a probation officer once a month in order to take a drug test. The strict drug testing stems from an Oct. 8 pre-trail urinalysis. Peterson admitted to "smoking a little weed," though the results from the test were never disclosed. 

Probation officials will also determine whether Peterson needs to attend parenting classes. 

Per his plea agreement, Peterson was fined $4,000 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service. He's required to perform at least 16 hours per month, which would allow him to complete to program prior to training camp.

Peterson is under contract with the Vikings for next season, and is set to earn $12.75 million. The team is not allowed to communicate with Peterson during his suspension. 


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(1/29/2015) Free-agent receiver Austin Collie has signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, the team announced Thursday.

"I’m excited to be joining the Lions and very much look forward to playing in the CFL," said Collie. "The wide-open play of the Canadian game and the passion of fans across the league is going to be a lot of fun to experience."

Collie played four seasons with the Colts and one with the Patriots. In his last NFL action, he caught four passes for 57 yards in the 2014 AFC Championship Game.


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"I know how hard it is to keep a team together and I want to be part of this team. But I don't want to take less money," McCoy said. "I want to figure a way to make it happen [where] we're all together."

McCoy, who is due to count $11.95 million against the cap in 2015, turned in his fourth 1,000-yard season in the last five years in 2014, finishing with 1,319 rushing yards on 312 carries and 155 receiving yards on a career-low 28 receptions. All five of his touchdowns came on the ground.


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"We're going to exhaust every resource we can," Ryan said. "We'll look at free agents. We'll look at the draft. We'll look at anything."

The Bills have former first-round pick EJ Manuel on their roster, but Ryan said he would not commit to Manuel as his starting quarterback at this time.

"To say that he's definitely going to be the guy, it's way too early to say that," Ryan said.


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"I can't wait to play for him. I've heard nothing but good things," Jackson said Wednesday of Ryan during an interview on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. "I'm looking forward to that [first] conversation when I sit down and talk to him."

The Bills finished 9-7 in 2014, which was their best record since 2004. While Jackson believes Ryan is going to "be that catalyst that comes in and pushes us over that hump," he didn't have many bad things to say about coach Doug Marrone, who opted out of his contract New Year's Eve.

"I thought he was a tremendous coach," Jackson said. "He showed up, he worked hard, he pushed players to give their best effort. He got us to a 9-7 record -- we hadn't won nine games in 10 years. There's definitely some things about him that made him a great coach. It's just the way he exited. I don't think anybody expected that. 

"Players, the way we found out is we got a generic text from him, saying that he was moving on and he had chosen to opt out of his contract." 


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(1/29/2015) If defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh doesn't sign a long-term deal with the Lions, then he will become a free agent March 10 and there will be plenty of teams interested in the Pro Bowl lineman. 

Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck indicated if Suh wanted to sign with Oakland, then he would be welcomed in Raider Nation.

"(He's) Raider-ish," Tuck said, per the Detroit Free Press. "And that's one of the reasons why I know Raider Nation would applaud that move, beyond the fact that he's an awesome football player. He kind of fits the mold of ... the toughness and the ferocious player that built the Oakland Raiders."

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(1/29/2015) There has been a lot of talk about quarterback Nick Foles' future with the Eagles, especially since Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly's former pupil at Oregon -- Marcus Mariota -- will be part of this year's draft class.

On Thursday, Foles addressed the rumors and stated he is expecting to be back on the Eagles' roster in 2015.

"Yeah you hear about it," Foles said in between doing paid appearances at Super Bowl XLIX, per NJ.com. "You are going to hear about it every single year. That's just part of it. The main word is 'rumor.' You can't put too much into it....I plan on being in Philly.

"I only listen to (head coach) Chip Kelly. That's what is most important. He is the one that will make the decision. Right now all I am going to do is work because I plan on being back in Philadelphia and playing with my team. That's all I ever thought. So that is what I plan on doing and I'm not looking at it any other way."

Foles added he hasn't talked with Kelly since the end of the season.

"We haven't talked a lot. He has a lot going on," Foles said. "This time of year you really just get away from everything. He is busy looking at the draft, doing all that. I saw he is more of the decision maker. Haven't really talked to him too much, but I'm sure I'll hear from him soon."


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(1/29/2015) Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded guilty Thursday in Maricopa County (Ariz.) Superior Court to a single count of disorderly conduct pertaining to his domestic violence case, according to The Arizona Republic.

Dwyer was sentenced to 18 months of probation and community service following the plea, according to a court spokesman.

The 25-year-old Dwyer was arrested Sept. 17 for a July 21 incident in which he allegedly head-butted his wife in the face and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances and bit his lip, according to reports taken at the time.

Dwyer's wife told police she reported the incident in September because she feared for their child's safety after seeing reports of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's arrest on child-abuse charges.

The Cardinals placed Dwyer on the reserve/non-football injury list after his September arrest. He did not play again during the 2014 season.


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by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) While the football world anxiously awaits official word from Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning about his playing status for the 2015 season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady -- and longtime Manning rival -- said Thursday he hopes the five-time NFL MVP will continue his career.

"What a great player he's been for this league," Brady said Thursday, per NFL.com. "He's a great competitor, and I've been fortunate to play against him a bunch of times. I certainly hope he comes back, 'cause the league will miss him if he doesn't. But those decisions are up to him. I'm sure it's up to whether he's mentally and physically -- that's what he wants to do. But I certainly hope he's back."

Archie Manning, Peyton's father, told NFL Network on Thursday that his son hasn't made a decision yet.

"Well, Peyton evaluates things; he's pretty good at that," he said. "I can't tell him what to do, and he hasn't told me what he's going to do. But I do know that he's really giving a lot of things a lot of thought. He's thinking about where he is physically, he wants to see how he can do this some more, trying to get over an injury."

Archie added starting over with new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak will not be an issue for Peyton, if he decides to return next season.

"Yeah, but he loves Gary. He likes Gary," Archie Manning said. "He liked John Fox. He liked Adam Gase. All those things, I think, are considered with. But my deal is he's always made good decisions; he's pretty thorough. He's going to evaluate a lot of things, and I think he'll make a good decision."


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by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) During a radio interview Wednesday night, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III indicated the dislocated ankle he suffered in Week 2 against the Jaguars hindered him the rest of the season. He missed six games due to the injury.

“I had never suffered an ankle injury of that severity before, so I didn’t really know what to expect,” Griffin said, per The Washington Times. “It just became more and more tough the more games that we lost, because you know how hard your guys work, and you want to get out there and help them win games.

“I could’ve sat out the rest of last year, with how bad the ankle was, but I felt like I could play, and I wanted to get out there and play with my guys and help them win games. And that didn’t happen when I got back out there. Then coach made a decision [to bench me]. That was an unfortunate decision, and something we all had to go with because that was coach’s choice.”

Griffin will be entering the final guaranteed year of his contract in 2015. The Redskins have until May 3 to decide if they want to exercise the fifth-year option on his contract for 2016. 

Griffin added his focus this offseason will simply be on getting healthy.

“Last year, I wasn’t healthy, and it sucked,” Griffin told ESPN 980. “There’s no other way to say it other than that. When you dislocate your ankle in the second week of the season, when you and your team had big things in mind. So I guess it’s just getting healthy, getting a mental break, getting a chance to spend time with family, and then formulate my plan going forward from this year so we can go out there and win games.”


 
 
 
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