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NFL, NFLPA Agree To More Inclusive Practice Squad Tweaks

While I have yet to note this elsewhere, a bit of interesting news—to me anyway—came out yesterday courtesy of former Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik regarding the practice squad. Dominik Tweeted out yesterday a message of congratulations to the NFL as well as the NFLPA for…


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Goodell, Owners Issue Tone-Deaf Responses To Congressional Report

Since the Congressional report issued two days ago on whether or not the NFL inappropriately attempted to intervene in concussion research conducted through the National Institutes of Health, the league’s response has largely been fairly insubstantial, particularly if you compare it to their aggressive and rapid reactions to other accounts…




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Report: 2016 Salary Cap To Be Set At $155.27 Million

While it has yet to be announced by the NFL or the NFLPA, a Friday evening report by Tom Pelissero of USA Today indicates that the 2016 salary cap has been finalized at $155.27 million per team. Should the report wind up being correct, it would be almost a $12…



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Will Allen Spending Downtime Wisely To Plan For Future

Depending on your prerogative, for some people, the NFL may not always stand for ‘National Football League’. It has also variously had alternative meanings over the years, such as ‘No Fun League’ in the face of continuing rules changes that some feel take away from the quality of the on-field…


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NFLPA Expects 2016 Salary Cap To Be At Least $153 Million

As expected, the NFL salary cap will be going up once again in 2016. During his annual talk with the media on Thursday, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said he “conservatively” expects the recent trend of $10 million per-team increases to the salary cap to continue in 2016. NFLPA's DeMaurice…



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NFLPA Wants Goodell To Recuse Himself From Brady Appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is currently set to hear the appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following him being suspended for four games last week for his apparent role in Deflate-gate. However, if the NFLPA has their way, someone other than Goodell will hear it. In a statement…



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Steelers, Bell Should Have A Case In Appeal Of Suspension

A day after the NFL handed down a one-game suspension for former Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount, the league issued its punishment for Le’Veon Bell on Thursday, and it came down harder than most anticipated. It was announced yesterday that the All-Pro running back would be suspended for the…



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Retired Players Also Coming After NFLPA Over Concussions

The NFL has faced a number of lawsuits over the years from retired players for various reasons, primarily pertaining to matters concerning concussions and the league’s responsibility for their employees’ long-term health. Recently, a settlement agreement was reached and at long last given preliminary approval, which uncaps the funds that…