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NFL Notes: Ezekiel Elliott, Bengals, Buccaneers, Colts

Ezekiel Elliott

NFL lawyer Dan Nash said Tuesday during Ezekiel Elliott‘s hearing for a temporary restraining order that Elliott has “no chance” to win.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk explains that the NFL and Nash’s confidence stems from an interpretation of the final Tom Brady decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit which would make it impossible for Elliott to beat them in a court that is required by law to apply the Brady precedent.

It’s worth mentioning that this is based on the view of the NFL.

[T]hey didn’t want to be here,” Nash told Judge Paul Crotty. “They didn’t want to confront the Brady decision because they know under the Brady decision they have no chance of success on the merits, none.

The good news for Elliott is that judge Crotty disagreed with the NFL that this prior case means they aren’t required to use fundamental fairness in disciplinary proceedings and it is “plain wrong.

All of this will come down to whether the judge Katherine Polk Failla, who is returning from vacation in the next week or so.

Bengals

Bengals rookie RB Joe Mixon looked great during the first half but did not receive a single carry after halftime.

After the game, Mixon expressed his frustration for the team moving away from their rushing attack.

“It’s frustrating. I feel like I’m seeing [Le’Veon Bell] got the ball 35 times, and I got it seven in the first half and then don’t touch the ball again,” Mixon said, via Katherine Terrell of ESPN. “[Jeremy] Hill only got one touch in the second half. It’s frustrating to us running backs. We’re feel like we’re in the room and we feel like we’re part of the offense. If it worked in the first half, why not do it in the second?”

“Me personally, I feel like I can do way more than [Bell] did. Like I said, I only had seven carries. I can’t showcase nothing if I don’t get the ball. There’s nothing else I can say,” Mixon added.

Buccaneers

  • Buccaneers S T.J. Ward isn’t the only defensive player openly voicing frustration about his role (NFLTR). Veteran DL Chris Baker posted on Twitter: “FACTS I feel the same way Bro.”

Colts

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton told reporters after the home loss to the Jaguars that their offensive issues start with their offensive line’s inability to block.

“As far as receiving, nothing can change. We need to take some pride up front and block,” Hilton said, via Charlie Clifford of WISH. “What if we put them back there to take those hits? We need to start up front. Once the o-line is back in rhythm we will be fine.

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