According to ESPN, the 2015 draft will be held April 30-May 2,
with the first round in prime time.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was to sit out
Thursday night's game against the Green Bay Packers.
ESPN reported Bridgewater's left ankle was not healthy enough for
the team to consider risking his long-term health just four days
after the rookie was carted to the locker room with a high ankle
sprain. Replacing Bridgewater was former Vikings starter Christian
Police confirmed that Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman is being
investigated in connection with at alleged sexual assault in
Grapevine, Texas, but the Cowboys said Thursday that Spillman's
roster status would not change unless he is charged or arrested.
"I think you have to be careful with just accusations and
allegations in this situation," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.
"When someone is officially charged or arrested for something,
that's when it becomes a different situation in our minds. For now,
he's a member of our football team and will take part in everything
we do to this point."
The Chicago Bears have another potential problem on their offense
line. Left tackle Jermon Bushrod has a knee injury suffered in
practice that kept him from practicing Wednesday and Thursday.
Bushrod is day to day, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Bushrod hasn't missed a start as a Bear or since 2009 when he was
with the Saints.
The NFL appointed former United States District Judge Barbara S.
Jones to handle the appeal case filed by the NFL Players Association
on Ray Rice's behalf.
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Commissioner Roger Goodell was required by the terms of the
Collective Bargaining Agreement to consult with NFLPA executive
director DeMaurice Smith before naming Jones to hear the appeal.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson offered a personal
perspective on domestic violence in an article for a new players
website, saying he was a bully who beat up other kids in his youth.
Writing for ThePlayersTribune.com, which was founded by recently
retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Wilson confessed,
"Truthfully, I used to beat people up a lot. Many of you readers
probably think I have been Mr. Goody Two-Shoes my whole life, but
honestly, I was a bully growing up."
The NFL Referees Association responded Thursday to criticism from
the league that two recent calls made by officials on the field were
The union called out the NFL for its inconsistencies in grading
calls, saying the league has "caused confusion for NFL officials as
to what the league does and doesn't want called." (Editing by Frank
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