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NFL Head Roger Goodell gets his contract extension…

So much for the Cowboys owner Jerry Jones crying in the media…

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The NFL’s compensation committee — of which the Patriots’ Robert Kraft is one of six members — sent a memo to all 32 owners on Wednesday advising them “that a binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by [Falcons owner] Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities.”

Blank is the chairman of the compensation committee, and Wednesday’s announcement all but seals a victory in a power struggle with Jones, who had a nasty back-and-forth with Blank and threatened a lawsuit against the NFL if it went ahead with its contract with Goodell.

Jones was displeased with Goodell’s compensation package, which per multiple reports will be $200 million over five years, based mostly on incentives. But the compensation committee has reminded Jones repeatedly that the NFL owners voted, 32-0, in May to give the committee the power to execute an extension with Goodell….

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Ezekiel Elliott eligible to play Week 1 vs. Giants despite six-game suspension being upheld

…from the NY Daily News….

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Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play against the Giants on Sunday night despite having his six-game suspension upheld by NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson. And now a federal judge in Texas will determine whether Elliott must begin serving his sentence in Week 2 or if the NFL’s form of justice deserves more scrutiny in court.

And it doesn’t sound as if court went well for the NFL on Tuesday night.

League attorneys acknowledged to presiding Judge Amos Mazzant in federal court on Tuesday night that Elliott’s suspension cannot begin this weekend because NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson had not ruled on Elliott’s appeal of Roger Goodell’s decision by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Cowboys announced on Twitter Elliott will play Week 1 against the Giants….

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The Dallas Cowboys to trade QB Tony Romo….

You KNEW THIS was coming folks…..

Tony Romo is now expected to be traded rather than released by the Dallas Cowboys, with both the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans being potential trade partners, according to league sources.

Details are not clear but the Cowboys now believe they have a trade that will work for Romo and the team, sources said.

Thursday afternoon, Romo posted a message for Cowboys fans on Instagram.

The Broncos also have been talking to the New York Jets about a trade involving quarterback Trevor Siemian, sources said.

If the Jets cannot land Siemian, they have discussed adding Jay Cutler, who will be released by the Bears, according to sources….

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Tim Tebow expected back in the NFL with the Eagles….

The Saga continues!

Tim Tebow plans to sign a one-year deal Monday with the Eagles, a league source said Sunday night.

Tebow flew in to Philadelphia on Sunday night in time to be in attendance for the start of the Eagles’ offseason program Monday.

Philadelphia has finalized an agreement with the 27-year-old Tebow, the framework of which was put into place when he worked out for the team last month.

Before signing Tebow, the Eagles first wanted to try to trade backup quarterback Matt Barkley. But when the team could not get enough in return, it decided to bring in Tebow anyway so that he could be present for the team’s entire off-season program.

Tebow now will join a crowded Eagles’ quarterback roster….

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Peyton Manning?

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I was for the Denver Broncos’s because I wanted him to win and get his second Super Bowl ring so he could push his brother…Ny Giants Quarterback Eli Manning to maybe get one more Super Bowl ring with an NY Giants Win….

Yea…I’m selfish….

But last night that went up in smoke….

Right from the first play….

Peyton manning maybe a smart guy….And a Good Football player…..

But he was out of league in front of the world last night….

For Peyton Manning, insofar as he cares about personal reputation, the Super Bowl represented an almost absurd historical fork. Had he won it, he would have been discussed as perhaps the best NFL quarterback of all time. Instead, this stinker will now be attached to his name in perpetuity, along with the galling fact he set a new record for Super Bowl completions. For years Manning has dragged around the criticism, like tin cans tied to the back of a high-end car, that he produces more great statistics than great victories, and the noise just got louder.

Now his critics will tie another can on: He has lost two of the three Super Bowls he has played in, and this one was arguably his worst defeat in an NFL uniform, a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks so thorough that it’s safe to say the short-term pain blotted out any sense of history. “It’s not an easy pill to swallow, but we have to,” he said. “I don’t know if you ever really get over it. You have to find a way to deal with it and process it.”

Eventually, it was such a rout that the focus mercifully shifted from Manning to the Broncos as a whole. They were so uncharacteristically poor in every phase of the game that you could hardly lay the blame on Manning, who managed to complete a record 34 passes though he accounted for two first-half interceptions that led to 14 points for Seattle. The Broncos put the ball on the ground, gave up a total of four turnovers to the NFL’s top-ranked defense and scattered like quail in allowing a touchdown to Percy Harvin on the second-half kickoff. “We needed to play really well to win, and we didn’t come anywhere close,” Manning said…..

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