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NFL notebook: Browns’ Garrett states case in appeal

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett on Wednesday appealed his suspension for his on-field conduct last Thursday, when he took Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hit Rudolph in the head, stating in his hearing that precedent doesn't support his indefinite ban, ESPN reported. Citing a source, ESPN's Dan Graziano said Garrett and representatives from the players union argued in an appeal hearing in New York that a player involved in a similar incident in 2013 received only a three-game suspension. In the hearing, Graziano reported, Garrett and his team likened the action to what happened in a 2013 preseason game when Antonio Smith of the Houston Texans swung his helmet at offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who then played for the Miami Dolphins.

Raiders cashing in with rookie fullback Alec Ingold

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Alex Ingold has been almost automatic for the Raiders this season. Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is fourth in the NFL with 923 yards and heads into Sunday's game against the New York Jets needing 77 more to become the first rookie in franchise history to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark. “I'm going to look at my reads and I'm going to look at my blocking and all that stuff but if I can inspire him to run hard and he can inspire me to block hard, that's how we're kind of playing off each other right now,” Ingold said Wednesday.

Dan Snyder Makes a Bundle Mismanaging the Redskins

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

In October, when Snyder fired head coach Jay Gruden five games into the season, Mark Cannizzaro, the New York Post's pro football columnist, wrote, “If the Redskins owner truly wanted what was best for his franchise, he would have fired himself. But why would he? Despite Snyder's 20-year record of football ineptitude, he's made a boatload of money as the team's owner.

I’m not doing another – Bell hits out at NFL over drugs testing

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell has hit out at the NFL over its drugs-test policy and warned "I'm not doing another after today". Bell revealed on Wednesday he has been forced to give samples five times in the past 10 weeks. The 27-year-old was banned for the start of the 2016 NFL season during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing a drugs test.

Jets’ Bell rips NFL for ‘random’ 5th HGH test

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell says he has been unfairly targeted by the NFL after taking a fifth test this season for performance enhancers and criticizes the league's policy. In a Twitter post Wednesday, Bell questions the NFL's practice of randomly selecting players to be subjected to the testing. Bell says the NFL should find players who are actually violating the rule and stop subjecting him to the tests.

Browns TE Njoku back from broken wrist, practicing

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has returned to practice after missing eight games with a broken right wrist. Njoku was injured in Cleveland's victory over the New York Jets on Sept. 16, when he landed awkwardly after getting his legs taken out while trying to make a leaping catch. The Browns designated Njoku for return from injured reserve on Wednesday.

“Heidi?? interrupted Jets-Raiders, affected NFL TV coverage

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

By BARRY WILNER= AP Pro Football Writer= No young woman has had more of an effect on NFL TV coverage than Heidi. Yes, the heroine of the children's classic. In 1968, she had much of football nation in an uproar when she interrupted the final minutes of the Jets game at Oakland.

Raiders not looking ahead despite monumental Chiefs game on horizon

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

The Raiders travel to Kansas City for a Dec. 1 battle for pole position in the division race, as important a division game as the Silver and Black have played since 2016. The Raiders have to work for that record. The Raiders can't and won't overlook anyone, especially after their previous game, against the winless Bengals, was too close for comfort.

Washington is a city of sporting champions. Just don’t tell its woeful NFL team

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Washington fans love to point out that the football team has had seven losing seasons and zero playoff victories since team president Bruce Allen, the son of the legendary former coach George Allen, joined the team as a general manager in 2010. But the fans have also never liked Dan Snyder, who has owned the team since 1999. It's easy to see why: he refuses to change the team's obsolete and racist nickname, maintaining that it is a tradition; has overseen several free-agent signings at what were considered to be exorbitant salaries, only to see those players fail to produce; and hired, then promoted, the widely reviled Allen.

Tarik Cohen was Bears’ best offensive player vs. Rams

Monday, November 18th, 2019

The Chicago Bears offense was uninspiring once again Sunday night in the team's 17-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. While they could've had another six points had kicker Eddy Pineiro connected on two early-game field goals, it still wouldn't have been enough to win the most important game of the season. To put their brutal season in perspective, the New York Jets, who've been atrocious this year, are averaging 16.4 points per game.