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[October 18, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange) - 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.
In granting the temporary restraining order, U.S. District Jude Paul
Crotty said the action is pending a hearing before the presiding
judge, Katherine Polk Fialla.
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Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson cleared concussion
protocol and participated in practice.
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.
Running back Wendell Smallwood also returned to practice after
sitting out the last two games with swelling in his knee.
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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.
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The Jaguars' players who knelt prior to the game against the
Baltimore Ravens were Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, Calais Campbell,
Malik Jackson, Tashaun Gipson, Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler. The
Jaguars' entire team stood for "God Save The Queen."
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New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's indefinite
suspension for violating team rules is over.
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.
Rodgers-Cromartie met with McAdoo on Tuesday morning and was
reinstated to the active roster from the reserve/suspended by club
list. He is expected to return to the team's facility in East
Rutherford, N.J., on Wednesday.
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The Jaguars released Jason Myers and signed fellow kicker Josh
The 26-year-old Myers misfired on a 52-yard field goal attempt in a
23-20 overtime loss to the New York Jets on Oct. 1 and missed a pair
of 54-yard attempts in a 27-17 setback to the Los Angeles Rams on
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