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Elliott gets another reprieve, can play

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(TSX / STATS) -- Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play Sunday after a federal judge in New York granted him a temporary restraining order on Tuesday.

As a result, Elliott is expected to be on the field when the Cowboys face the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif.

The NFL Players Association filed the motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction as part of the federal lawsuit initiated by the NFL. The Southern District Court of New York heard the NFLPA's motion before giving its ruling.


NFL, union have 'productive' meeting

(TSX / STATS) -- The NFL and the league's Players Association issued a joint statement Tuesday afternoon after their meeting earlier in the day at the league offices in New York to discuss the ongoing national anthem protests.

Among the 29 listed attendees were 13 current and former NFL players, 11 owners, three NFLPA representatives and two league officials, including commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.


Giants' Rodgers-Cromartie has ban lifted

(TSX / STATS) -- New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's indefinite suspension for violating team rules is over, the club announced Tuesday.

Rodgers-Cromartie was indefinitely suspended on Thursday following an incident with coach Ben McAdoo. The Pro Bowl selection subsequently sat out Sunday night's 23-10 win over the Denver Broncos, costing him $410,588.


Jags apologize to military for protest

(TSX / STATS) -- Jaguars president Mark Lamping has apologized to the city of Jacksonville's director of military affairs chief for the decision of several players to kneel during the national anthem prior to the team's game in London on Sept. 24.

Lamping wrote in a letter sent to Bill Span, the city's director of military affairs and veterans department, that the organization did not fully consider the emotions resulting in the decision to kneel for the national anthem.


Eagles T Johnson, RB Smallwood practice

(TSX / STATS) -- Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson cleared concussion protocol and participated in practice on Tuesday.

Johnson sustained the injury during the Eagles' 34-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 8 and was unable to suit up just four days later in the team's 28-23 victory against the Carolina Panthers.


Jaguars release K Myers, sign Lambo

(TSX / STATS) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars released Jason Myers and signed fellow kicker Josh Lambo, the team announced on Tuesday.

Myers overcame a sluggish training camp and preseason with a strong start to the regular season before encountering trouble once again.


Carr, Raiders seeking revenge vs. Chiefs

(TSX / STATS) -- ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carr's big moment has arrived.

During an offseason of hype surrounding the Oakland Raiders following a 12-4 season and their first playoff berth since 2002, the quarterback insisted one of the reasons the team would stay grounded was the presence of the Kansas City Chiefs.


Titans rally, end 11-game skid to Colts

(TSX / STATS) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Spending his first four NFL seasons with the New England Patriots, cornerback Logan Ryan learned quickly about prime-time games and championships.

His new employer, the Tennessee Titans, got a rare crack at the spotlight Monday night.


Surgery for Rodgers, season may be over

(TSX / STATS) -- GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was the worst of times.

Period. End of sentence.


Bowman joining Raiders for 1 year, $3M

(TSX / STATS) -- The Oakland Raiders signed linebacker NaVorro Bowman to a contract, the team announced Monday.

Terms of the deal were not announced by the club, but multiple outlets reported it was a one-year contract for $3 million.