Union challenges Goodell on Adrian Peterson's counseling requirement
The NFL Players Association filed a legal brief saying Commissioner Roger Goodell's requirement that
In November, Goodell suspended Peterson without pay for the rest of the season and said the
In his letter to Peterson, Goodell set several requirements for reinstatement, including counseling.
"In order to assess your progress going forward, I will establish periodic reviews, the first of which will be on or about April 15, 2015," the commisssioner wrote. "At that time, I will meet with you and your representatives and the NFLPA to review the extent to which you have complied with your program of counseling and therapy and both made and lived up to an affirmative commitment to change such that this conduct will not occur again. A failure to cooperate and follow your plan will result in a lengthier suspension without pay."
Report: Jets hiring Kevin Patullo as quarterbacks coach
Patullo spent three seasons with the Bills before joining the Titans' staff in 2014.
Bucs QB Mike Glennon on the move?
Glennon played in six games this season, throwing for 1,417 yards and 10 touchdowns with six interceptions. The team's refusal to play Glennon "even after their slim playoff hopes faded" has many observers believing the Bucs are ready to move on from him, the paper said.
Lions see plenty of upside in WR Corey Fuller
“I think I had a big improvement coming in from last year to this year,” said Fuller, a sixth-round pick in the 2013 draft. “If I just keep on progressing, who knows where I can go.”
Fuller, who brings a unique combination of speed and strength, said his main focus this offseason is improving his route running.
“The whole (route) tree,” he said. “Being able to expand the routes they throw me.”
Colts keep Rob Chudzinski, make him associate head coach
The 49ers and Rams were interested in hiring Rob Chudzinski as their offensive coordinator, but on Tuesday the
"We're excited to keep Chud in our family," coach Chuck Pagano said, via NFL.com. "He's been a critical part of our operation and we're looking forward to sharing even more success in the future."
The Colts had denied other teams permission to interview Chudzinski, a bright offensive mind who was the Panthers' offensive coordinator from 2011-12. He joined Indy in 2014, serving as special assistant to the head coach.
Steelers not expected to re-sign Ike Taylor
Taylor has spent his entire 12-year career with Pittsburgh. He said this month he's OK with 2014 being his last season.
Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart looking to build off strong finish
Over the last five weeks of the regular season,
"I'm really excited for next year," Stewart told the team's website. "You have to find your zone throughout the offseason. It starts now."
Stewart got the chance to be a workhorse when
"It's just part of the journey," Stewart said of the individual success he had toward season's end. "The moment you start focusing on that, you miss out on other things along the journey."
Report: Broncos interviewing Wade Phillips for defensive coordinator
Wade Phillips, the former
Phillips, 67, also has guided defenses with the Chargers, Falcons, Bills, Broncos, Eagles and Saints. He was John Elway's head coach in 1993-94, and now Elway is the one making this hire.
If hired, Phillips would take over a defense that tied for 16th in points allowed (22.1) but ranked third in yards allowed (305.2).
Report: Patriots hoping to sign Darrelle Revis to long-term extension
However, New England has not ruled out paying Revis the $20 million team option in 2015, Rapoport reports. The decision needs to be made by April 1, when a $12 million roster bonus kicks in for Revis.
Revis totaled 47 tackles in 16 games for the Patriots, grabbing two interceptions and forcing one fumble.
C.J. Spiller expecting 'March Madness' style free agency
"Physically, I’m back to 100 percent, back to doing normal activities," Spiller told The Post and Courier on Friday. "As far as football, free agency will start in March, and I’ll get with my people next week and get a game plan together."
Spiller has played five seasons for the Bills, only playing two full years. He ran for 1,244 yards in 2012 with six touchdowns.
"I guess you could say it’ll be March Madness," Spiller said with a smile. "It’ll be a fun March."
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