The Raiders face a highly uncertain stadium situation with their lease in Oakland expiring after the season and the team no longer interested in going year-to-year there. League sources said the NFL now believes the Raiders could generate $2B or more if sold, and, selling the team remains the most likely path for a move to Los Angeles.
Until the past week or so, few new what the NFL's Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List was. But with the Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy cases bringing the roster exemption to the fore, here's a more detailed explanation.
Broncos kicker Matt Prater, the league's second-leading scorer last year, has been notified he'll be suspended for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Prater has been in the league's alcohol program since he was charged with DUI in 2011. His attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told the Denver Post that Prater got suspended for drinking a few beers at home. "[Matt] feels terribly for his teammates," Steinberg said. "It's cost him personally, both professionally and financially."
Prater nailed 25 of 26 field-goal attempts last year, including a record-breaking 64-yarder against Tennessee. Rookie Mitch Ewald is his backup.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to play without limitations in Week 3 against the Rams, despite sitting out earlier in the week of practice to rest his back. Romo practiced in full Thursday and Friday and is officially probable for Sunday's game.