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Ezekiel Elliott suspension traces directly to Ray Rice

He hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL since 2013, but he continues to haunt the league, its teams, and most importantly their employees. In a dizzying two-month window from late July to late September of 2014, Ray Rice’s domestic violence case nearly brought down a Commissioner. And the effort to ensure that matters of [more]

Goodell urges understanding of anthem protesters

The NFL has no rule requiring players to stand for the national anthem. As a result, the NFL can do nothing to discipline players who chose not to stand. On Monday, Commissioner Roger Goodell faced questions about the protests during a fan forum organized by the Cardinals. “We have to understand there are people with [more]

Colts taking a look at veteran center Jeremy Zuttah

The Colts not only have questions about their quarterback, but about the guy who is responsible for getting the ball to him. And they’re making a move to potentially shore up one of those spots. According to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, veteran center Jeremy Zuttah is visiting the Colts this week. Zuttah was [more]

Ravens shuffle camp arms, sign quarterback Thad Lewis

The Ravens signed a quarterback. No, not that one. The team announced they had signed journeyman backup Thad Lewis, and waived¬†Dustin Vaughan to create the roster spot. Lewis has knocked around the league, and has played well enough when he’s had a chance to justify being someone’s third-stringer. The former Duke quarterback has done time [more]

Jay Ajayi is cleared to practice, but still in the concussion protocol

Some confusion has emerged regarding the precise status of Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi, who suffered a concussion nearly two weeks ago. Ajayi has been cleared to return to practice. However, because he has not yet been cleared by an independent neurologist to play in games, Ajayi remains in the concussion protocol. The third-year tailback [more]

Whatever word gets applied, Colin Kaepernick is getting screwed

An unfortunate, but predictable, consequence of Marshawn Lynch‘s decision to engage in a Saturday night anthem protest is that many have pointed to Lynch’s ongoing employment as proof that this kind of behavior won’t get a guy “blackballed” by the NFL. The term “blackball” (along with “collusion”) has never made much sense when applied to [more]

NFL now braces for the fallout from Marshawn Lynch protest

Keeping Colin Kaepernick out of the NFL has kept away plenty of scrutiny that may have come from politicians who have made their views clear on Kaepernick’s protests. But that hasn’t kept the protests out of football, which will now make the NFL sit back and worry about the potential fallout from the activities of [more]

NFLPA president: We’re ready to help Colin Kaepernick

The fact that the NFL Players Association hasn’t weighed in regarding the Colin Kaepernick situation has caused some to conclude that the NFLPA has chosen not to do so. The truth seems to be that Kaepernick has asked the union to do nothing, for now. That’s the message that screams from between the lines of [more]

Ravens encouraged by Joe Flacco’s progress, expect him to start season opener

Although Joe Flacco won’t play in the preseason, the Ravens expect their starting quarterback to return to practice sometime during the next few weeks and be ready for the season opener. The Ravens said in a statement they now have a more definitive timeframe on Flacco’s return from a back injury and “the plan is [more]

Ravens lose starting guard Alex Lewis for season

The Ravens’ offensive line has suffered a big loss. Alex Lewis, a guard who earned a starting job as a rookie last season, has been lost for the season with a shoulder injury. Baltimore chose Lewis out of Nebraska in the fourth round of last year’s draft. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Lewis was a Week One [more]

John Harbaugh: Ryan Mallett played winning football

In the regular season, the final score of the game tends to cover many sins as long as your team comes out on top. The preseason generally doesn’t work that way, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh went that route on Thursday night when he was asked about quarterback Ryan Mallett‘s play. Mallett started the game [more]

Report: Ravens restructure Jimmy Smith’s contract

The Ravens have dealt with a slew of injuries this year and they may need to make some tweaks to the roster as a result. A little cap space can’t hurt when that’s in the cards and the Ravens have reportedly made a move to create some. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team [more]

49ers release veteran OL Jeremy Zuttah, sign LB Sean Porter

The 49ers released veteran center Jeremy Zuttah, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. San Francisco acquired Zuttah in a trade with the Ravens in March. Zuttah, who made the Pro Bowl in 2016, was expected to compete with incumbent Daniel Kilgore for the starting job. Instead, Kilgore easily won the battle. Zuttah [more]

Spike Lee announces a rally for Colin Kaepernick on August 23

The last time Spike Lee tried to make a Colin Kaepernick-related announcement on social media, Lee whiffed. This time around, Lee is likely to be more accurate. Lee has posted a proclamation that a rally will be held for Colin Kaepernick (apparently spelled “Kapernick” in the announcement) at the league offices on Wednesday, August 23. [more]

Ryan Mallett knows Thursday is a big chance for him

Perhaps the first week of training camp was a wakeup call for Ryan Mallett. Either way, the Ravens backup quarterback has a chance to make a good impression when they begin the preseason Thursday against Washington, and put aside an ugly start to training camp and perhaps some persistent rumors. With Joe Flacco out with [more]

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