As if they needed reinforcements, the undefeated New England Patriots have bolstered their league-leading defense by activating strong safety Rodney Harrison from the NFL roster-exempt list for Sunday's game with the Cleveland Browns.
Calling his time away from the team "a long four weeks," starting strong safety Rodney Harrison returned to practice with the Patriots, having completed his four-week suspension for his admission that he purchased and used HGH.
In the past, the NFL was reluctant to punish so swiftly, so sternly. Not anymore. Roger Goodell's lengthy suspensions of Pacman Jones and Chris Henry sent a much-needed message to the players, writes Len Pasquarelli.