Which players should you keep your eyes on in the NFL?
It’s been a rough year for the NFL.
As the league is in the midst of a lockout, a new round of protests have occurred, and an NFL commissioner is facing questions over whether his agency’s handling of the concussion crisis is in violation of the collective bargaining agreement.
But there are a few players that stand out.
Here are some players who should keep your eye on this season.1.
The team’s owner and general manager both said that the players who participated in the strike last season, and who were not named by team executives, will not be returning to the team next season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers did not name names but said they expect them to return.
They’re also considering a potential buyout, and are expected to hire a replacement.
The owners of the teams that are still in the playoffs are the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, and Miami Dolphins.
The NFL has given teams until April 8 to get back to the field.
If they do not, the players will be suspended for one game.
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The players union says the league did not have enough evidence that its players were aware of a new rule that would prevent players from getting concussion-related medical treatment until they get cleared.
The union is suing the league for violating its contract with players, arguing that the league has overstepped its bounds in how it treats concussion cases.
The NFLPA is also suing for the right to a full trial, but has yet to file a complaint.
In a statement, the league said:”We’re disappointed that the Steelers have chosen to not re-sign their players, and have not yet begun the process of assessing the players’ legal options.
We look forward to working with them in the future.”
The Steelers’ decision to not pick up the option to pay the fines and suspensions that were imposed for the players involved in the protests last season will not impact the team’s performance on the field this season, but could hurt the team financially.
The league has already had to make millions of dollars in penalties and fines.