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[October 12, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange) - The New
York Giants suspended cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after
he left the team's facility and did not practice Wednesday.
Head coach Ben McAdoo made the announcement about the 31-year-old
Rodgers-Cromartie, who started four of the winless Giants' five
games this season.
The NFL disputed the accuracy of President Donald Trump's latest
tweet when he praised the league for "finally demanding" players to
stand for the national anthem.
Trump said on Twitter that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is now
ordering all players to stand during The Star-Spangled Banner.
"It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding
that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR
COUNTRY," Trump said in an early morning tweet.
Goodell issued a memo to all 32 teams on Tuesday in a bid to end the
controversy surrounding player protests during the national anthem.
But the commissioner stopped short of demanding or ordering players
Second-year quarterback Kevin Hogan will replace rookie DeShone
Kizer as the Cleveland Browns starter against the Houston Texans on
Sunday, coach Hue Jackson announced.
Hogan, 24, will make the first start of his career over Kizer, who
was benched after halftime in last Sunday's 17-14 loss to the New
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Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) walks off the
field after being injured against the Green Bay Packers during the
first half in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lambeau
Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
The Dallas Cowboys released offseason acquisition Nolan Carroll, the
Defensive tackle Stephen Paea also informed the team that he is
retiring from football, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Paea signed a
one-year contract with the Cowboys in March.
The Miami Dolphins named Dave DeGuglielmo senior offensive
assistant, the team announced.
DeGuglielmo, 49, will work with assistant offensive line coach Chris
Kuper and replace former assistant Chris Foerster, who resigned
Monday after a video surfaced on social media showing him snorting
an unknown white power substance off a table while at work.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is considering
season-ending surgery on his back, ESPN reported, citing sources.
Eifert reportedly is consulting with doctors in Los Angeles to
determine if he should have micro-disk surgery, which would sideline
him for four to six months. The surgical procedure on his back would
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