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NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. Welker, Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick and St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey had been suspended for four games. All can return Sunday under the new rules in which players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended.
NFL, NFLPA hope to have new drug policy by Monday

- 2 days earlier @ The NFL Players Association approved the league's drug policy proposal on Friday. As of Sunday, however, the two sides are still working through the final language issues holding up an agreement. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source ...

NFL roundup: Rams edge Buccaneers with third-string QB at helm

- 2 days earlier @ Los Angeles Times “We never panicked,” veteran tackle Jake Long said Sunday after Davis led a late field goal drive that gave the St. Louis Rams a 19-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in the 25-year-old quarterback's first NFL start. “It's special. I ...

NFL's headlines not about football

- 2 days earlier @ There was lots of news in the NFL this weekend. Little of it had to do with the pigskin. Most of it was about adults behaving badly.

NFL's weekend headlines have little to do with football

- 2 days earlier @ (CNN) -- There was lots of news in the NFL this weekend. Little of it had to do with the pigskin. Domestic violence has dominated professional football's story lines for weeks, and this weekend saw three star players miss their games because of issues ...

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Armour: NFL stumbling its way toward the right thing

USA TODAY: Common sense. Compassion. Respect. Recognizing that an employee has issues in his personal life and needs time to deal with them. Such simple concepts, and yet the NFL and its teams had to be chastised by major sponsors – led by a beer company, ...

NFL sponsors: Can they change league?

Major sponsors have made public statements criticizing the NFL over its handling of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. Will it work?

NFL lifts suspensions of Wes Welker, two others with revised PED policy

USA TODAY: Three NFL players had their suspensions lifted Wednesday morning when the NFL and NFL Player's Association announced an agreement on a revised performance enhancing drug policy. The players immediately allowed to return to their teams are Denver ...

NFL, NFLPA agree to terms on new drug policy

The NFL and NFLPA have finally agreed on a new league drug policy that will go into effect immediately.

NFL, players union update drug policy; several players reinstated

The NFL and NFL Players Association reached agreement Wednesday to a revamped policy on performance-enhancing substances that includes the use of third-party arbitration appeals of positive tests and implementation of testing for human growth hormone.

NFL and NFLPA reach agreement for HGH testing

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have reached an agreement for HGH testing, as well as other changes in the performance enhancement policy. After hearing that a new drug policy will include HGH testing, as well as other performance enhancing substances, the league and the NFL Players Association have finally reached an agreement and announced many of those changes. HGH testing will be ...

NFL and Union Agree on Drug Plan

New York Times: The N.F.L. and the players union announced Wednesday that after several years of feuding over drug-testing protocols, they had reached an agreement on a new plan. The most significant change is that players will be tested for human growth hormone for ...
















NFL Week 2 winners and losers

USA TODAY: Sammy Watkins: The rookie receiver the Bills bet the farm on in May's draft began paying dividends Sunday with an eight-catch, 117-yard effort that includes his first NFL TD. First-place Buffalo has to be the biggest early season surprise after its 2-0 ...

None of the first-round NFL rookie quarterbacks should be on the field right now

USA TODAY: After a Week 2 in which the most dominant defense in recent history got exposed by the likes of Philip Rivers and both the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans count themselves among the six undefeated teams to come out of the afternoon slate of games, the ...


NFL picks, Week 3: Can the Bills and Texans stay undefeated?

SB Nation: Denver's been a unanimous pick by the SB Nation panel of NFL contributors for two weeks running. The real question for the folks picking the games is whether or not anyone picked the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans to be undefeated at this point in ...

NFL's culture is broken: Houston Texans owner

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair says the NFL's culture is broken, amid fallout from separate allegations of domestic violence and child abuse by two players.


Injury roundup: RGIII, A.J. Green hurt in Week 2 The Cincinnati Bengals lost arguably their best offensive weapon as wideout A.J. Green suffered a turf toe injury Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said according to a source. He was quickly ruled out for the rest of ...


Bears mount impressive comeback to topple 49ers We imagine the Chicago Bears sitting on their charter early Monday morning knowing full well they stole one on Sunday night. The Bears showed little sign of life as they entered the fourth quarter down 20-7 to the San Francisco 49ers. A grim 0-2 start ...


NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 3?

Bleacher Report: Injuries, suspensions and deactivations dominated Week 2 in the NFL. If you're looking for good news, there wasn't much of it before the games started. Once kickoff came around, there was good news for Cleveland and Buffalo with surprise wins. The bad ...


Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Johnny Manziel made his NFL debut Sunday in

ESPN: Manziel received a loud ovation from Cleveland fans, some of whom have been clamoring for him to start since the Browns selected him in the first round. Cleveland has a package of plays designed for the mobile Manziel, a former Heisman Trophy winner ...

Johnny Manziel makes his NFL debut

USA TODAY: Johnny Manziel makes his NFL debut. By: Lindsay Jones 1 hour ago. 3.4k shares. SHARE. TWEET. SEND. EMAIL. Ron Schwane/USA TODAY Sports. Johnny Manziel has made his NFL debut, but it was hardly an exhilarating start. The Cleveland Browns ...

NFL results and scores: Browns, Bears, Chargers pull off

The Falcons' offense looked outmatched in an ugly loss to Cincinnati on Sunday, while the Saints lost on a late field goal.

Johnny Manziel Made His NFL Debut In Unspectacular Fashion

Johnny Manziel made his much-anticipated NFL debut with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday but unlike Johnny Football, his debut was pretty boring. Manziel came in on second down during the Browns' opening drive of the ...


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