Arbiter Harold Henderson is scheduled to hear testimony from NFL executive VP for football operations Troy Vincent on Thursday, but he encouraged the NFL and the NFLPA to negotiate a settlement regarding Adrian Peterson's indefinite suspension.
Despite losing running back Ahmad Bradshaw for the season, the AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts would have no interest in signing Ray Rice as a potential replacement once the player is reinstated to the NFL.
Following an MRI that revealed no structural damage to his surgically repaired knee, linebacker NaVorro Bowman is expected to return to practice with the San Francisco 49ers next week, according to a league source.
The MRI performed on the injured knee of 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman revealed no remaining structural problems, but no determination has been made as to when he will be cleared to return to practice.
The nine-game suspension for San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith wasn't reduced to allow him to play Sunday, as many expected, as he he did not fulfill the obligations assigned him in terms of his counseling protocol, sources said.
Several steps must take place before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes a final determination on when Adrian Peterson will be removed from the commissioner's exempt list and becomes eligible to resume his career, according to a league source.
If Adrian Peterson receives a plea deal and his felony child abuse charge is bargained down to a misdemeanor, the expectation of the NFLPA will be that he should be punished as would any other player guilty of a misdemeanor.
Concerned about team chemistry after a loud verbal disagreement between Dez Bryant and Joseph Randle carried over onto the practice field Friday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett met individually with those two players and Josh Brent, sources told ESPN.
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre told ESPN that the plan he initiated to make his first appearance at Lambeau Field since his retirement is now unlikely to happen because of Hall of Famer Bart Starr's health problems.
One of the topics for the NFL owners meeting next week will be to discuss how teams should be financially responsible for players that are banned while being paid full salaries, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.