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- David Moore notes that Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott saves $400,000 by serving his suspension this season, instead of pushing his appeal into 2018 when his base salary increases.
- Jim Trotter reports that the NFLPA has withdrawn their lawsuit against the NFL now that Elliott has canceled his appeal of his suspension.
- The NFLPA issued a statement regarding their withdrawal from their lawsuit: “On behalf of all players, the Union appealed the suspension of Ezekiel Elliott to its logical conclusion and we are withdrawing our lawsuit. Our vigilant fight on behalf of Ezekiel once again exposed the NFL’s disciplinary process, as a sham and a lie. They hired several former federal prosecutors, brought in “experts” and imposed a process with the stated goal “getting it right,” yet the management council refuses to step in and stop repeated manipulation of an already awful Leauge-imposed system.” (Adam Schefter)
- Cowboys OT Byron Bell said he is prepared to replace LT Tyron Smith, who is set to miss Week 11 due to a groin injury: “It’s a lot of pressure (replacing Smith), a future Hall of Famer and one of the best at his position. We know we need Big T, but when he’s not up, it’s the next man up.” (Drew Davison)