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NFL Notes: Drug Testing, 49ers, Raiders, Patriots, Seahawks

 

Drug Testing

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the NFL and NFLPA are are “very close” to reaching an agreement on drug testing that will include HGH testing.

Florio adds that agreement is expected to give an independent arbitrator the ability to oversee positive tests.

However, the issue of whether Roger Goodell or the arbitrator will handle appeals cases remains a “sticking point.”

49ers

Patriots

  • There is a “strong belief” that first-round DL Dominique Easley will play against the Dolphins this weekend. (Jeff Howe)

Raiders

Seahawks

  • The Seahawks placed C Lemuel Jeanpierre on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday.