NFL owners plan to discuss a revised player discipline system with the NFLPA, and hope to strike a deal by the end of the 2015 season, per Mark Maske of The Washington Post.
“I think we need to make changes ideally in negotiation with the union and ideally in conjunction with an extension of the CBA,” said a high-ranking official from an NFL team. “I think it could come pretty quickly. I think maybe by the end of the season.”
The new system would alter NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s role in the disciplinary process, but the extent on what would change is unclear at this time.
The player’s union is hoping to have neutral arbitration in cases that relate to personal conduct.
The current collective bargaining agreement gives Goodell the right to resolve appeals of disciplinary measures and cases under the personal conduct policy.
LB IK Enemkpali‘s representatives released a statement saying their client will not appeal his four game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
“Upon learning of the NFL’s originally proposed suspension, we contacted them and requested a conference. As a result of the conference, the suspension was reduced to 4 games which will commence immediately,” said Enemkpali’s representatives, via Mike Garafolo. “We have discussed all of IK’s options with him and he has decided not to appeal the 4 game suspension. IK wants to put this matter behind him as quickly as possible and focus on playing football…”
- HC Bruce Arians said WR Michael Floyd (hand), TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) and TE Troy Niklas (ankle, hamstring) will be game-time decisions for Week 1, per Darren Urban.
- TE Ladarius Green was a full participant at Friday’s practice after sustaining a concussion on Wednesday. Green has yet to pass through the league’s concussion protocol and is listed as questionable for Week 1. (Jayson Braddock)
- The Raiders announced that DE Benson Mayowa will not play in Week 1, due to a knee injury.
- The team also announced that WR Andre Holmes (hand), DE Justin Tuck (calf), and TE Clive Walford (knee) are listed as probably for Week 1.