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Federal appeals court rules Cowboys RB Elliott can play Sunday

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Federal appeals court rules Cowboys RB Elliott can play Sunday

A federal appeals court has ruled that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott can play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs in Dallas.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that required Elliott to begin serving a six-game suspension. It said this order does not constitute a resolution on the merits of the court case. This ruling puts the stay in place pending an opportunity for a three-judge “motions panel”  to consider the issue.

Elliott was suspended in August after the NFL investigated several alleged physical confrontations that occurred in 2016 with Elliott's girlfriend at the time.

Read more here from Mike Florio of NBCSports.com’s Pro Football Talk.

 

Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

The New England Patriots announced Thursday they will officially begin their 59th annual training camp on Thursday, July 26th. 

Exact times of the practices will be updated on the team's website, and the practices are free to the public as they will take place on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. 

New England is coming off a Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and an MVP season from Tom Brady. Following all the drama from Brady and Rob Gronkowski's absence from voluntary workouts, the Patriots must be looking forward to getting on the practice field to possbily head toward a sixth championship. 

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McGinest sees a possible dramatic Brady retirement

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McGinest sees a possible dramatic Brady retirement

What’s one more opinion when it comes to the caucophony of chatter wondering when Tom Brady will retire. 

Yesterday our Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran laid out the viewpoints of everyone from Brady himself, to Brady’s agent Don Yee, to Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and others . . . and there wasn’t much of a consensus. 

Now Willie McGinest, one of Brady’s former teammates, has weighed in. 

Just another shot in the dark from another talking head asked to opine on the topic? Not exactly. McGinest and Brady have had a good relationship for a long time, but perhaps even more noteworthy is that McGinest is the person who introduced Brady to Alex Guerrero. 

McGinest saying that if Brady wins Super Bowl LIII he could “walk off” doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what will happen. Nor does it mean it’s what Guerrero believes. But it’s a take that could reasonably be placed in a box labeled “informed opinion.”

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