NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive. What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national anthem that has caught the attention of President Donald Trump. ''We spent today talking about issues that the players are trying to bring attention to,'' NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

The NFL and its players union on Tuesday said they held “productive” talks about the league’s social justice efforts amid an ongoing debate about national anthem protests, though the talks did not appear to yield any changes to league policy on whether players must stand during the ceremony. "We heard what they had to say and they heard us," Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said. Ross said that the NFL's policy on the national anthem "did not come up." That policy states that the players "should" stand for the anthem, and some have suggested the league would seek to change that to "must" stand.

New York (AFP) - The New York Giants said Tuesday the team had lifted an indefinite suspension placed on cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie following a run-in with coach Ben McAdoo.Rodgers-Cromartie was hit with the suspension last Thursday following

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie‘s “indefinite” team suspension lasted six days, as the New York Giants announced on Tuesday that they have reinstated the cornerback. The suspension began last Wednesday, after Rodgers-Cromartie left the team facility. After missing one game to team suspension, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been reinstated by the Giants.

For most of this season, America's most popular pro sports league has been at the center of a fractious national debate about players choosing to demonstrate during the national anthem to raise awareness of police brutality and racial injustice. Tuesday

New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been reinstated by the team after being suspended last week for a violation of team rules, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Rodgers-Cromartie missed Sunday night's 23-10 win over the Denver Broncos. Rodgers-Cromartie was told last Tuesday he would be benched for Sunday's game against the Broncos because of his action.

Seahawks left guard Luke Joeckel did indeed have surgery on his knee last week during Seattle’s bye week. Head coach Pete Carroll said last week Joeckel would have the arthroscopic procedure done last Thursday and the schedule was followed as planned, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Carroll didn’t have an expected timetable on Joeckel’s recovery projection last week, but did say it was unlikely Joeckel would be able to play this week against the New York Giants.

In Sunday’s dominant win over the Broncos, Giants star Jason Pierre-Paul followed through on a promise he made to a fan in need earlier in the week. Seven-year-old Hayden, who is battling cancer, visited the Giants for practice last week and made a special connection with JPP, showing him how to celebrate if he brought down the quarterback in Denver.

Ben McAdoo and the New York Giants finally rediscovered the secret to winning a football game. With all their playmaking receivers lost for the season with injuries, the Giants (1-5) took a page from their past. With his team in turmoil following five straight losses and his defense unhappy with his indefinite suspension of popular cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the second-year coach made sure he was more accessible to his team.

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian has a minor shoulder sprain but the team believes that he could still play on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Brock Osweiler replaced Siemian at the end of the first half but Siemian returned to complete the 23–10 loss to the New York Giants. Osweiler was just 2 of 4 passing for 18 yards in his lone drive of the day.

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