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NFL Notes: Greg Hardy, Mexico City, Bills, & Seahawks

Greg Hardy

The NFL responded to the comments made by Cowboys DE Greg Hardy earlier in the week after he was reinstated from his suspension.

“I couldn’t disagree more with Greg Hardy’s comments, and they do not reflect the values of the league,” NFL V.P. of social responsibility Anna Isaacson said, via NFL.com. “We are working hard to bring attention to the positive role models many other players represent and also to continue our education with all members of the NFL family. . . .

“We spend a lot of time at the NFL educating our players on domestic violence and sexual assault. That’s what we control here, we control education. We control training, we control all the league does from a public perspective and public service, working with non-profit organizations. We can control that. So that everyone in the NFL family has the services and resources that they need if they need help.”

Mexico City

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that there was a “very strong sense” among NFL teams at the owner’s meeting that a regular season game will be played in Mexico next season.

The NFL will still need to find a team willing to part with a home game to add to their international series of games, but it sounds like there’s enough support to make this happen.

“It’s going to happen next year,” one high-ranking club official told La Canfora, “we just don’t know which teams it’s going to be yet.”

La Canfora notes the Raiders, Steelers and Cowboys are among the most popular teams in Mexico.

Bills

  • Jason La Canfora reports that the Bills are preparing to be without RB LeSean McCoy for at least the remainder of October.
  • Meanwhile, rookie RB Karlos Williams, who suffered a concussion, may not only miss this week’s game, but could also miss their next game as well.

Seahawks

Jason La Canfora reports that the Seahawks are willing to make an in-game switch at center, given that Drew Nowak has had “significant issues” delivering accurate snaps.

A source told La Canfora that Nowak had upwards of 20 snaps that were less than ideal in their Monday night game against the Lions.

The quarterback-center exchanges are the most critical issue with the line,” a source told La Canfora. “They have to be on the same page and the ball has to be delivered where it is supposed to be.

If Seattle were to bench Nowak, they’re likely to turn to Patrick Lewis at center.

  • La Canfora also reports that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is focused on cutting weight and speed training to try to cope with the consistent pressure he is facing.