NFL Notes: Cap Space, Ray Rice, Chargers, Raiders, Ravens

Cap Space

In case you missed it from earlier today, we updated the available cap space for each NFL team. (NFLTR)

Ray Rice

According to the Associated Press, the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating with the investigation into the league’s handling of Ray Rice domestic violence case.

“I am interested in the facts, and if we get cooperation from all the parties that were involved, we will have an understanding of what happened,” Richard Craig Smith — the attorney leading the NFL players’ union investigation — said. “We cannot accept public statements that call for transparency, candor and openness, and then not allow the investigators to do their jobs.

“If the NFL is genuinely concerned about fixing the issues that led to an admitted mistake, then they should be honest and forthright about what they knew and when they knew it,” Smith said. “We want both our team and Bob Mueller’s team each to be able to conduct a thorough review of all the relevant facts.”



  • HC Tony Sparano said he’s hoping to get veteran RB Maurice Jones-Drew more involved in their offense this week.

We need to get Maurice more snaps,” Sparano said, via Bill Williamson of ESPN. “I think the plan is to try to get him involved a little bit more if we can do that now. One of the things we have to do is in order to get people more snaps, we have to play more snaps. In the ballgame the other day, really the ball was snapped 49 times and one of them was a kneel-down at the end of the half. So the ball was snapped 49 times, you’re not getting an awful lot of plays out there and that hurts you a little bit. But we need to get him involved more and try to do that, and that takes a little bit off of Darren in some of those situations. It keeps both of those guys fresher. We need to be able to do that.”


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