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  1. Bye week prior to TNF games?

    Tom Carpenter

    In March, NFL players will decide whether they want to replace current NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith with former NFL player Sean Gilbert (or someone else). As part of Gilbert's attempt to convince players to vote for him, he intends to ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  2. Timetable for Adrian Peterson decision

    Tom Carpenter

    On Monday, the NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL and Minnesota Vikings in an attempt to get Adrian Peterson reinstated to the Vikings' active roster. It's not clear exactly how soon the arbitrator will return a decision, but it should be don...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  3. Fins planning for Jordan, Jones return?

    Tom Carpenter

    NFL.com has reported that if the NFL and NFLPA finalize a new drug policy, Dion Jordan and Reshad Jones will immediately be reinstated from their respective suspensions. However, the Miami Dolphins currently are not game-planning to have either of...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. Will Gordon practice with Browns?

    Tom Carpenter

    Once the NFL and NFLPA finalize a new drug policy, Josh Gordon is expected to have his year-long suspension reduced to 10 games. Obviously, that's great news for the Cleveland Browns and fantasy owners, because they'll all get the chance to have the ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. No Gordon until 2nd half of season?

    Tom Carpenter

    As much as fantasy owners might hope to get Josh Gordon back on their active rosters if the NFL and NFLPA come to terms on a new drug policy, it may not happen very soon. Although ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Thursday afternoon that an ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  6. No drug policy vote on Thursday?

    Tom Carpenter

    If the NFLPA and NFL end up coming to terms on a new drug policy, the expectation is that many players -- including Josh Gordon and Wes Welker -- will immediately be reinstated from their respective drug-related suspensions. The NFLPA tabled a vot...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  7. Is Josh Gordon's return 'inevitable'?

    Tom Carpenter

    Team representatives from the NFLPA will vote Tuesday on a revised drug policy. If passed, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon may have his season-long suspension reduced or vacated. In the eyes of ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi, the Browns have expe...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  8. Why hasn't Marqise inked with Jags?

    Tom Carpenter

    Once the NFL and NFLPA agreed to have a system where rookie contracts are based on where each player is drafted, most of the first-year contract squabbles vanished. That doesn't mean that everything goes smoothly, though. The typical stumbling block ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  9. Helmet sensors for concussion study?

    Tom Carpenter

    In 2013, a couple of NFL teams allowed the use of head accelerometers in their helmets for half of the season. More teams are expected to join the program this season and possibly all teams by 2015, as the NFL and NFLPA attempt to deal with the issue...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  10. Why playoffs may not expand in '14

    Tom Carpenter

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that when owners meet in Atlanta next month, they will discuss expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams. However, even though new NFLPA president Eric Winston has said he supports the idea, the players aren't exp...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  11. Topics at NFL/NFLPA meetings

    Tom Carpenter

    Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the NFL Players Association and its new executive committee are scheduled to spend the next two days meeting with high-ranking NFL officials to emphasize the importance of player conduct following the the league's ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  12. How could NFLPA get out of CBA?

    Tom Carpenter

    A few weeks ago, we noted that Sean Gilbert was considering taking a run at DeMaurice Smith when his term as NFLPA chief runs out next March. Gilbert reportedly told agents that he has a plan to get the NFLPA out of the CBA before it expires in 2021....

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  13. Will playoffs expand in '15?

    Tom Carpenter

    We noted this morning that if Sean Gilbert gets his way and unseats DeMaurice Smith as head of the NFLPA next year, he would be OK with the NFL expanding the regular season from 16 to 18 games in exchange for players gaining free agency after three y...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  14. Can Gilbert unseat Smith, allow new sked?

    Tom Carpenter

    Former NFL defensive tackle Sean Gilbert spent much of last weekend's combine rapping with agents about his plan to run against current NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith in March of 2015, when Smith's current deal expires. Gilbert believes that the play...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  15. Gilbert's push to unseat De Smith

    Tom Carpenter

    We heard in September that former NFL defensive tackle Sean Gilbert was planning to take a run at unseating NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith when his contract with the players expires next March. Five months later, it appears that Gilbert has...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  16. HGH testing for players soon?

    Tom Carpenter

    NFLPA director DeMaurice Smith said during a Thursday press conference that the players and NFL are nearly done with an agreement on HGH testing, but there is a lingering hangup that has kept them from getting a system put in place. "He applauded ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014