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8/29/2014 James Harrison, LB Harrison met with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday but won't sign with the team because the two sides couldn't agree on a contract.

Analysis: Harrison's agent, William Parise, said Harrison had a physical and met with coach Bruce Arians but the prospective deal broke down over money. The 36-year-old Harrison played last year with Cincinnati, starting in 10 games and getting two sacks.
8/29/2014 Connor Barth, K The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released Barth, the most accurate kicker in franchise history.

Analysis: An 84 percent career field goal kicker in five NFL seasons with Kansas City and the Bucs, Barth missed all of 2013 after tearing the Achilles tendon in his right foot during a charity basketball game.
8/29/2014 Mike Brewster, G Brewster went from the starter to the street in a matter of weeks.

Analysis: The Jaguars waived Brewster, third-string quarterback Ricky Stanzi and others Friday - one day before the NFL's deadline for reducing rosters to 53 players.
8/29/2014 Jordan Lynch, RB The Chicago Bears have waived Lynch.

Analysis: A Heisman Trophy finalist for the Huskies last season, Lynch was trying to make the Bears as a running back after being signed as an undrafted free agent. He could still wind up on their practice squad if he's not picked up by another team.
8/29/2014 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB The Bengals released Green-Ellis on Friday, a move that was anticipated after they drafted LSU's Jeremy Hill in the second round.

Analysis: Green-Ellis was Cincinnati's leading rusher each of the last two seasons. His role was reduced last year when Giovani Bernard was added to the backfield. Green-Ellis ran for 756 yards and a career-low 3.4 yards per carry. He was entering the final year on his contract.
8/29/2014 Aldon Smith, LB Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after violating the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies. Smith won't be eligible to return until Nov. 10, the day after the 49ers' game against the New Orleans Saints.

Analysis: The 24-year-old Smith, one of the NFL's top pass rushers, missed five games last season to undergo treatment at an in-patient facility following his DUI arrest Sept. 20.
8/29/2014 Dee Milliner, CB Rex Ryan says it's still unclear whether cornerback Dee Milliner's high ankle sprain will be healed before the New York Jets' regular-season opener against the Oakland Raiders.

Analysis: Milliner injured his left ankle during training camp on Aug. 10 and hasn't practiced since. Ryan says Friday that while Milliner, expected to be the team's top cornerback, is doing "a good job" with his rehabilitation, it's "still too early to tell" whether he'll be available for the game next Sunday.
8/29/2014 Jerome Simpson, WR Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. Simpson missed the first three games in 2012 following a felony drug conviction.

Analysis: The league announced the punishment Friday, putting Simpson on the sideline until Sept. 22 when the Vikings begin practice for Week 4. Simpson will sit out games against St. Louis, New England and New Orleans.
8/28/2014 Sammy Watkins, WR Watkins hurt his ribs after being struck in the side during the first quarter of Buffalo's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Watkins was hurt on Buffalo's second possession, when he cut in from the right side on a slant pattern. Quarterback EJ Manuel never looked Watkins off and was a little late on the throw. Watkins reached out to knock down the ball, when he was hit by linebacker Ashlee Palmer.

Analysis: The rookie first-round draft pick held his side before making his way to the sideline where he was attended to by Bills doctor John Marzo. Watkins did not play against Tampa Bay on Saturday because of bruised ribs. The Bills said Watkins' return to the game was questionable.
8/28/2014 Peyton Manning, QB Manning has been docked a reported $8,268 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger in a preseason game last week.

Analysis: The Denver Broncos quarterback laid into the safety for hitting Wes Welker in the head, which left the slot receiver with his third concussion in 10 months. Manning was irked by the hit on Welker and after throwing a 29-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders on the next snap, he ran up to Swearinger and let him know it.
8/28/2014 Adrian Peterson, RB Peterson is reiterating that he hopes to remain in Minnesota until he retires in response to a report that he reached out to Jerry Jones about playing for the Dallas Cowboys this summer. The 29-year-old Peterson is in the fourth year of a seven-year contract.

Analysis: Peterson issued a statement on Thursday after ESPN reported that he asked Jones about playing in Dallas. Peterson says it "was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings. I have always said I understand the NFL is a business but that I would love to retire as a Viking."
8/28/2014 Josh Gordon, WR A person familiar with Josh Gordon's situation says the suspended wide receiver wants to play in the Canadian Football League, but is prohibited from doing so.

Analysis: Under CFL rules, a player suspended by the NFL and under contract is not eligible to play in Canada. But of the Cleveland Browns released Gordon, he would be able to play elsewhere.
8/28/2014 Jakar Hamilton, S Hamilton has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league's policy on substance abuse. The second-year player will be eligible for the final preseason game against Denver on Thursday night.

Analysis: Hamilton is the second Cowboys defensive back to get banned the first four games. Starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick was suspended for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
8/27/2014 Cam Newton, QB Newton says he feels great and "there's no doubt" in his mind he'll be ready to play in the Panthers season opener Sept. 7 against Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Carolina's fourth-year quarterback is recovering from a hairline fracture to multiple ribs and says he's improving with each day.
8/27/2014 Josh Gordon, WR Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon's suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have to apply for reinstatement following the season.

Analysis: Gordon had appealed his yearlong suspension and met with a league arbitrator in New York on Aug. 4. Arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld the suspension. The Browns have been waiting four months for a resolution on Gordon's case. The 23-year-old led the league with 1,646 yards receiving last season despite being suspended the first two games for a failed drug test. He became the first player in league history to record consecutive 200-yard games.
8/27/2014 B.J. Raji, DT Raji was lost for the season following a right biceps injury in a preseason game against Oakland.

Analysis: Raji had been having a good camp after moving back inside to nose tackle.
8/27/2014 NaVorro Bowman, LB Bowman will open 2014 on the PUP list for the Niners.

Analysis: Bowman suffered a gruesome torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the playoffs last year.
8/26/2014 Jordan Palmer, QB Palmer and veteran punter Brian Moorman were among 10 players released by the Buffalo Bills.

Analysis: Palmer was among the Bills cuts announced Friday, a day after he threw three interceptions in a preseason-ending 23-0 loss to Detroit. Buffalo had signed the fifth-year player on Tuesday.
8/26/2014 Thad Lewis, QB Lewis is out and Jordan Palmer is in following the Buffalo Bills' late preseason shuffle of backup quarterbacks.

Analysis: Lewis' release comes as a surprise after he went 2-3 last year while filling in for injured rookie starter EJ Manuel. Acquired in a trade with Detroit last August, Lewis went 93 of 157 for 1,092 yards passing with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Lewis, however, struggled during training camp and fell behind Jeff Tuel in the competition for the No. 2 job.
8/26/2014 Josh Gordon, WR The attorney for Josh Gordon says the Cleveland Browns receiver's hearing on a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina has been rescheduled for November.

Analysis: Gordon was due to appear in Wake County court Tuesday on charges of driving while impaired and speeding. Attorney Trey Fitzhugh says Gordon had a waiver to miss the pretrial appearance and the case is continued until Nov. 18.
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