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NFLPA files grievance against NFL over use of painkillers; NFL asks for dismissal

The NFL has asked for a dismissal of a grievance filed by the NFLPA which claims NFL teams conspire to violate the collective bargaining agreement in their dispensing of prescription painkillers.

The league responded Monday to the grievance filed on April 28 and asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco for a dismissal of the union’s claim.

The NFLPA filed the 11-page grievance on behalf of a lawsuit brought on by Bears Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent.

The union included “numerous admissions by club medical personnel of violating state and federal law.” Statements and testimonies from medical staff members of the Bills, Steelers and Cowboys admitting they did not inform players the warnings and risks of taking certain medications.

Elliott, who is the first rookie to ever lead the league in total merchandise sales, beat out Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady as well as teammate Dez Bryant to top the list.

“It’s pretty humbling,” Elliott said in a statement. “When you’re a rookie, you’re just looking to put your head down, help the team, and learn the ropes. To accomplish this level of success off the field shows just how passionate football fans are in Dallas, Ohio, my home state of Missouri, and all around the world. And to be up there with Dak and Dez, alongside great players like Tom Brady and Odell Beckham, is very special to me.”

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. rounded out the top five, while tight end Jason Witten and quarterback Tony Romo finished 12th and 15th, respectively, to help the Cowboys claim five spots in the top 15.
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Cardinals QB Carson Palmer talks Tom Brady, Deflategate

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — While acknowledging that he didn’t know all the specifics about Deflategate, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer didn’t strike an empathetic tone Wednesday when asked his thoughts on how the NFL treated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

“It’s why we drafted him where we drafted him,” he said. “It’s why we [traded for] DeMarco. DeMarco is as good as I thought he was, too. So we’re pretty fortunate. Nobody’s shown that they are not capable of being pretty darn good for us.”

The Titans don’t plan to designate anyone as the third-down back, and feel comfortable with either player being on the field when he is more likely to be asked to block or run a route.

“I was just seeing if you guys looked at it,” Mularkey joked with reporters, before saying not to read too much into the switch and that it was partly a hat tip to fullback Jalston Fowler.

After Wednesday’s practice, Mularkey reiterated the same theme about the way Tennessee plans to divide carries Sunday in the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

“It’s DeMarco,” Mularkey said. “It’s DeMarco, and when DeMarco needs a blow, it’ll be Derrick. And maybe if I feel like we need a change of pace, I’ll put Derrick [in]. … They are going to both get opportunities for sure.”

Mularkey said he’s pleased with Henry’s work.

The Ravens have more depth at running back than they’ve had in years. Coach John Harbaugh said he wants to get all of his running backs involved, and that could lead to a running back by committee with Terrance West, rookie Kenneth Dixon (who is currently injured) and Buck Allen.

Forsett, who played in only two preseason games, insisted he is ready to carry the ball 20 to 25 times in a game if called upon.

“I’m excited,” Forsett said. “Feed me.”