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Roger Goodell: Deshaun Watson committed “multiple violations” with “egregious” and “predatory behavior”

Yep, the NFL will be throwing the book at Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.On Tuesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell met with reporters in connection with the meeting held specifically for approving the sale of the Broncos. Goodell, who appointed Peter Harvey to handle the appeal of the six-game suspension imposed on Watson by Judge Sue L. Robinson, [more]

Reports: Torn Achilles feared for Jakeem Grant

Browns wide receiver/kick returner Jakeem Grant was carted off the field at practice on Tuesday and the initial word about his condition isn’t good.According to multiple reports, the belief in Cleveland is that Grant tore his Achilles. If that is confirmed, the veteran will miss the 2022 season.Grant signed a three-year contract with the Browns [more]

Kevin Stefanski knows how he will use his QBs in Jacksonville, but he isn’t saying

Kevin Stefanski has a plan for how he will play his quarterbacks in Friday’s preseason opener at Jacksonville, but the Browns coach isn’t ready to reveal it.PFT‘s Mike Florio reported last week that the Browns will play Deshaun Watson in the preseason but how much and in how many games remains to be seen.“I haven’t [more]

Jakeem Grant carted off at Browns practice

The Browns may have a significant injury issue with one of their depth receivers.Jakeem Grant was carted off the field during 1-on-1 drills at Cleveland’s Tuesday practice with an apparent left leg injury, according to multiple reporters on the Browns’ beat.Grant signed a three-year deal with Cleveland in March. He’s entering his seventh pro season [more]

Browns sign Jordan Kunaszyk

Cleveland is adding gaining some depth at linebacker.The Browns announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed Jordan Kunaszyk.Entering his fourth season in the league, Kunaszyk spent the last two seasons with Washington. He appeared in 11 games last season, mainly playing on special teams. He played 12 defensive snaps, too.Kunaszyk entered the league as an undrafted [more]

Peter Harvey previously handled the Hue Jackson, Scot McCloughan arbitrations

As we wait for a decision from Peter Harvey in the Deshaun Watson appeal, it’s important to remember that this isn’t Harvey’s first NFL rodeo.He has handled at least two prior arbitrations that resulted in a finding that was favorable to the NFL teams involved in the disputes.In 2020, Harvey found that former Browns coach [more]

Jimmy Haslam: Browns will “respect and honor” the Deshaun Watson appeal process

Last week, the Browns issued a strange statement in the aftermath of the decision from Judge Sue L. Robinson, who suspended quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games. The Browns, among other things, seemed to be trying to get the league to respect her ruling. For obvious reasons.Now, with designee Peter Harvey considering the NFL’s appeal [more]

NFL owners meet in Minnesota today to approve sale of Broncos (without Stephen Ross)

It’s been known for a while that the NFL’s team owners will meet today, August 9, in Minnesota. It’s been known for a while that they’ll vote on the purchase of the Denver Broncos by Wal-Mart heirs. It’s been known for a while that, barring something dramatically and completely unexpected, at least 24 owners will [more]

NFLPA backs off notion of an injunction that would let Deshaun Watson play in Week One

Not long ago, some connected to the NFL Players Association were floating the notion that a lawsuit arising from a lengthy suspension imposed by the NFL on Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson could potentially result in Watson playing in Week One against the Panthers. Now, the NFLPA seems to have backed away from that argument.“The tide [more]

When will Peter Harvey issue a Deshaun Watson ruling?

The Personal Conduct Policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement say nothing about when a decision must be made by Peter Harvey in the appeal of Deshaun Watson‘s six-game suspension. The only requirement is that the process must be “expedited.”There’s one specific wrinkle that could delay the expedition process. Although the policy and the CBA do [more]

When will 49ers cut Jimmy Garoppolo, if they can’t trade him?

It’s no secret that the 49ers and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo have decided simply to wait for the possibility that a starting quarterback with another team will suffer a season-ending injury in training camp or the preseason. That’s the only way the 49ers get real value in trade, and it’s the only way Garoppolo gets anything [more]

Jerry Jones unsurprised owner misconduct included in argument on behalf of Deshaun Watson

In his argument for Deshaun Watson, the NFL Players Association specifically pointed to owners who weren’t punished at all or weren’t punished significantly for actual or potential violations of the Personal Conduct Policy. The NFLPA focused on Daniel Snyder, Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones.On Sunday, Jones spoke to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram [more]

In the Deshaun Watson appeal, will Peter Harvey give the NFL anything other than what the NFL wants?

Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided not to personally handle the appeal of the Deshaun Watson suspension, even though the Commissioner had the power to do so under the Personal Conduct Policy. He has instead delegated the matter to former New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey.There’s no specific deadline for Harvey to issue a ruling, but [more]

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