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  • Bironas Killed
    FILE - This May 30, 2013 file photo shows then Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police.
    File | AP Photo
  • Bironas Killed
    FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2013 file photo, then Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas warms up before an NFL football game between the Titans and the San Diego Chargers in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police.
    Mark Zaleski, File | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Ravens Rice Jersey Trade Football
    Football fans wait in line to trade in their former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice jerseys, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens offered fans a chance to trade in their Rice jerseys for those of another player after he was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL for domestic violence.
    Patrick Semansky | AP Photo
  • Broncos Welker Football
    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) stretches prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans in Denver. Cleared to play following his third diagnosed concussion since November, the Broncos receiver will get back in a game Sunday, when Denver travels to Seattle for a Super Bowl rematch.
    Jack Dempsey, File | AP Photo
  • Jets Humble Harris Football
    FILE - In this June 16, 2014, file photo, New York Jets' David Harris poses in an NFL football jersey in Florham Park, N.J. Harris is one of the most reluctant and least flashy star players this area has seen in recent years.
    File | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence
    \NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.
    Jason DeCrow | AP Photo
  • Seahawks The 12s Football
    This product image provided by Hilliard's shows a can of their 12th man beer. Businesses through the upper left corner of the country are trying to capitalize the pride of the Seahawks fans. Whether it’s getting Russell Wilson to be the pitchman for the local airline, to alcoholic beverages with 12 in the name, companies are finding ways to capitalize on the Super Bowl champs.
    Hilliard's | AP Photo
  • Seahawks The 12s Football
    FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2014, file photo, a "12th Man" flag, honoring Seattle Seahawks fans, billows in the wind atop the Space Needle in Seattle. Businesses through the upper left corner of the country are trying to capitalize the pride of the Seahawks fans. Whether it’s getting Russell Wilson to be the pitchman for the local airline, to alcoholic beverages with 12 in the name, companies are finding ways to capitalize on the Super Bowl champs.
    File | AP Photo
  • Seahawks The 12s Football
    FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2012, file photo, a giant "12th Man" banner is unfurled over fans just before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The Seahawks fans and the design of CenturyLink Field have given Seattle the most hostile and deafening home-field advantage in pro sports. Businesses through the upper left corner of the country are trying to capitalize the pride of the Seahawks fans. Whether it’s getting Russell Wilson to be the pitchman for the local airline, to alcoholic beverages with 12 in the name, companies are finding ways to capitalize on the Super Bowl champs.
    Elaine Thompson, File | AP Photo
  • Patriots Football
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12), long snapper Danny Aiken (48) and kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) run during a stretching session before practice begins at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass.
    Stephan Savoia | AP Photo
  • Ravens Rice Jersey Trade Football
    April Stup, center, folds up a Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil jersey in exchange for a fan's running back Ray Rice jersey, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens offered fans a chance to trade in their Rice jerseys for those of another player after he was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL for domestic violence.
    Patrick Semansky | AP Photo
  • Ravens Rice Jersey Trade Football
    Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice jerseys that fans traded in sit strewn atop cardboard boxes, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens offered fans a chance to exchange their Rice jerseys for those of another player after he was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL for domestic violence.
    Patrick Semansky | AP Photo
  • Ravens Rice Jersey Trade Football
    Baltimore Ravens fan Thomas Courtney displays a voucher that he received after supplies ran low during an opportunity to trade in former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice jerseys, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens offered fans a chance to trade in their Rice jerseys for those of another player after he was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL for domestic violence.
    Patrick Semansky | AP Photo
  • Ravens Rice Jersey Trade Football
    Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice jerseys that fans traded in sit in cardboard boxes, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens offered fans a chance to exchange their Rice jerseys for those of another player after he was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL for domestic violence.
    Patrick Semansky | AP Photo
  • Ravens Rice Jersey Trade Football
    A worker folds up a former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice jersey that a fan traded in, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens offered fans a chance to exchange their Rice jerseys for those of another player after he was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL for domestic violence.
    Patrick Semansky | AP Photo
  • Ravens Rice Jersey Trade Football
    Football fans wait in line to trade in their former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice jerseys, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens offered fans a chance to trade in their Rice jerseys for those of another player after he was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL for domestic violence.
    Patrick Semansky | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence Football
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.
    Jason DeCrow | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence Football
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.
    Jason DeCrow | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.
    Jason DeCrow | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.
    Jason DeCrow | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence Football
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.
    Jason DeCrow | AP Photo
  • Vikings Saints Zimmer Football
    FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer walks off the field following an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Minneapolis. After enduring the fallout from child abuse allegations against star running back Adrian Peterson, the Vikings first-year coach might benefit from visiting an old friend in the football business. He'll do so this Sunday when he sees Saints coach Sean Payton in the New Orleans, though the timing is far from ideal. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File0
    Jim Mone | AP
  • Vikings Saints Zimmer Football
    FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer points before a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. After enduring the fallout from child abuse allegations against star running back Adrian Peterson, the Vikings first-year coach might benefit from visiting an old friend in the football business. He'll do so this Sunday when he sees Saints coach Sean Payton in the New Orleans, though the timing is far from ideal.
    Ann Heisenfelt, File | AP Photo
  • Vikings Saints Peterson Football
    FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2011, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago. After enduring the fallout from child abuse allegations against star running back Adrian Peterson, the Vikings first-year coach Mike Zimmer might benefit from visiting an old friend in the football business. He'll do so this Sunday when he sees Saints coach Sean Payton in the New Orleans, though the timing is far from ideal.
    Charles Rex Arbogast, File | AP Photo
  • Vikings Saints Peterson Football
    FILE - In ths Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis. After enduring the fallout from child abuse allegations against star running back Adrian Peterson, the Vikings first-year coach Mike Zimmer might benefit from visiting an old friend in the football business. He'll do so this Sunday when he sees Saints coach Sean Payton in the New Orleans, though the timing is far from ideal.
    Ann Heisenfelt, File | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    NFL Network broadcaster and former NFL football player Deion Sanders, left, embraces Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester after the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 56-14.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence Football
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage to speak at a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.
    Jason DeCrow | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence Football
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.
    Jason DeCrow | AP Photo
  • Cardinals-Abraham
    FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham (55) looks on during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona coach Bruce Arians said Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, outside linebacker John Abraham will return to the Cardinals on Tuesday.
    Rick Scuteri, File | AP Photo
  • NFL-Women Football
    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, Karla Owens wears a Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice jersey as she tailgates before the Ravens' NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore. Some would say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among the most vocal NFL detractors. Yet female NFL fans, who are stinking mad about the abuse and the way the league has handled it, continue to watch.
    Patrick Semansky, File | AP Photo
  • NFL-Women Football
    FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, footballs with pink ribbon NFL logos for breast cancer awareness, are displayed on the field before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the St. Louis Rams in Charlotte, N.C. Some would say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among the most vocal NFL detractors. Yet female NFL fans, who are stinking mad about the abuse and the way the league has handled it, continue to watch. The NFL has started female fan groups and has made a big push for breast cancer awareness in October, rolling out pink shoes, sweatbands and jerseys.
    Bob Leverone, File | AP Photo
  • NFL-Women Football
    FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, signage commemorating breast cancer awareness month is displayed on an upright at an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys in Baltimore. Some would say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among the most vocal NFL detractors. Yet female NFL fans, who are stinking mad about the abuse and the way the league has handled it, continue to watch. The NFL has started female fan groups and has made a big push for breast cancer awareness in October, rolling out pink shoes, sweatbands and jerseys.
    Patrick Semansky, File | AP Photo
  • NFL-Women Football
    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, Daniel Old wears a Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice jersey as she tailgates before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore, Md. Some would say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among the most vocal NFL detractors. Yet female NFL fans, who are stinking mad about the abuse and the way the league has handled it, continue to watch.
    Patrick Semansky, File | AP Photo
  • NFL-Women Football
    FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, wearing pink for breast cancer awareness, clebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Baltimore. Some would say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among the most vocal NFL detractors. Yet female NFL fans, who are stinking mad about the abuse and the way the league has handled it, continue to watch. The NFL has started female fan groups and has made a big push for breast cancer awareness in October, rolling out pink shoes, sweatbands and jerseys.
    Gail Burton, File | AP Photo
  • NFL-Women Football
    FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2012, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, wearing pink for breast cancer awarenes, runs from Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, left, during the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Some would say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among the most vocal NFL detractors. Yet female NFL fans, who are stinking mad about the abuse and the way the league has handled it, continue to watch. The NFL has started female fan groups and has made a big push for breast cancer awareness in October, rolling out pink shoes, sweatbands and jerseys.
    Genevieve Ross, File | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf pauses during a news conference in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence What Next
    FILE - These 2014 file photos show NFL football players, from left, Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer, Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy, San Francisco 49ers' Ray McDonald, Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson and Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice.
    File | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    A Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan watches play against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith (56) sits on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith (35)celebrates his touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) embraces Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) after the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 56-14.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, left, speaks with Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith after the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 56-14.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith (35) moves past Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. Smith scored a touchdown on the play.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons free safety Dwight Lowery (20) makes the catch against Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) sits on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 56-14.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith speaks to an official against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) strips the ball from Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) runs out of the tackle of Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43) defends against Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) sits on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith (35) fumbles the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson (29) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) scores a touchdown against Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (98) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) works against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) runs into Atlanta Falcons free safety Dwight Lowery (20) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) moves past Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) moves against Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson (29) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Eric Weems (14) runs against Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson (29) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a touch-down catch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) celebrates his touchdown with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons defensive end Stansly Maponga (90) recovers a fumble against Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Babineaux (95) and Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters (91) tackle Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters (91) tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mike James (25) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) runs against Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. Jackson scored a touchdown on the play.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Mark Barron (23) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43) loses the ball as Atlanta Falcons free safety Dwight Lowery (20) prepares to recover it during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) celebrates his touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) runs out of the pocket as Atlanta Falcons defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman (77) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith watches the Atlanta Falcons kick an extra point during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons defensive back Kemal Ishmael (36) runs back a ball he intercepted against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. Ishmael scored a touchdown on the play.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Eric Weems (14) runs against Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson (29) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi (94) hits Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) walks off the field after injuring his thumb against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) leaps over Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston (92) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch against Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a touch-down catch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) leaps over Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston (92) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (83) makes a catch for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) recovers the ball after Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner (21) fumbled during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, left, speaks with Former President Jimmy Carter, center before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (83) celebrates his touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) runs by Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Keith Tandy (37) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo (80) loses the ball and fumbles as Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner (21) makes the hit during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester picked up the ball as it was fumbled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Crezdon Butler (26) tackles Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Buccaneers Falcons Football
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) falls into Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner (21) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Browns Krugers Start Football
    FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger (99) celebrates after sacking Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III during an NFL preseason football game in Landover, Md. Kruger is finally living to his $40 million contract, after a disappointing 2013 season with the Browns. Through two games this season, he has been the team’s best defensive player.
    Evan Vucci, File | AP Photo
  • Lions Panthers Football
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) is sacked by Detroit Lions' C.J. Mosley (99) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
    Bob Leverone | AP Photo
  • Lions Panthers Football
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) tries to escape Detroit Lions' Stephen Tulloch (55) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
    Mike McCarn | AP Photo
  • Jets Packers Football
    Green Bay Packers' Sam Shields (37) and Morgan Burnett break up a pass intended for New York Jets' Jeremy Kerley during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.
    Mike Roemer | AP Photo
  • Jaguars Redskins Football
    Jacksonville Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart (21) is tackled by Washington Redskins inside linebackers Keenan Robinson (52) and Perry Riley (56) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md.
    Nick Wass | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Player Arrested Football
    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians watches his team run drills during NFL football practice, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the teams' training facility in Tempe, Ariz. It was the first day of practice after running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities.
    Matt York | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Player Arrested Football
    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, right, talks with linebacker Larry Foote (50) during NFL football practice, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the teams' training facility in Tempe, Ariz. It was the first day of practice after running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities.
    Matt York | AP Photo
  • Dolphins Bills Football
    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) scores a touchdown as he is tackled by Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
    Bill Wippert | AP Photo
  • Patriots Football
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick listens to a reporter's question during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass.
    Stephan Savoia | AP Photo
  • Jets Packers Football
    New York Jets' Eric Decker catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.
    Tom Lynn | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Player Arrested Football
    Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
    David Kadlubowski | AP
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) runs past Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks (95) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) dives in for a two-yard touchdown reception against Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • On Football Comebacks
    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey (1) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. The Associated Press awards a Comeback Player of the Year in February. Maybe this season the AP should hand out comeback team honors, too. The leaders after two weeks: the Eagles.
    Michael Conroy, File | AP Photo
  • On Football Comebacks
    FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles players, from left, Nick Foles, Zach Ertz, Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper celebrate after a touchdown by Maclin during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Philadelphia. he Associated Press awards a Comeback Player of the Year in February. Maybe this season the AP should hand out comeback team honors, too. The leaders after two weeks: the Eagles.
    Michael Perez, File | AP Photo
  • NFL-Sponsorships Football
    FILE - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference at the NFL's spring meeting in Atlanta. Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch and Visa added to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League recent actions but are stopping short of pulling advertising, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    David Goldman, File | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (31) takes part in a drill during NFL football practice at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson talks with a teammate during NFL football practice at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata carries the ball during NFL football practice at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Vikings Without Peterson Football
    FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata heads for the end zone after catching a 25-yard pass for a touchdown during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Minneapolis. NFL teams make succession plans all the time for players moving past their prime, but the sudden absence of Adrian Peterson from Minnesota's backfield could not have been anticipated. So the Vikings will make due with a low-profile group led by Asiata, an undrafted third-year player with 62 career carries.
    Ann Heisenfelt, File | AP Photo
  • Chiefs Reid Laurel House Football
    FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs head football coach Andy Reid, right, and his wife Tammy Reid pose for photographers during a news conference at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Now in Kansas City, Reid remains committed to the Laurel House, an organizations that helps victims of domestic violence, an issue that has turned the NFL on it head.
    Charlie Riedel, File | AP Photo
  • Patriots Football
    New England Patriots cornerbacks Darrelle Revis (24) and Alfonzo Dennard (37) walk during a stretching session before practice begins at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass.
    Stephan Savoia | AP Photo
  • Patriots Vikings Football
    New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis, bottom, falls to the turf after intercepting a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings, top, during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Patriots Vikings Football
    Minnesota Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels, right, is upended as New England Patriots' Rob Ninkovich, rear, watches, after Sherels returned a punt 11 yards during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Redskins Jackson Football
    FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file phot0, Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) walks off after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Landover, Md. The Philadelphia Eagles never really gave a good reason for getting rid of Jackson. The Redskins don't care. If he can recover in time from a shoulder injury, he'll remind his old team of what they're missing when he returns on Sunday.
    Nick Wass, File | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles' Darren Sproles (43) reacts after scoring on a 19-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    AJ Mast | AP Photo
  • Redskins Cousins Football
    FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Cousins will be the Redskins quarterback for the bulk of the season, giving him his best chance yet to prove that he's an NFL starter.
    Nick Wass, File | AP Photo
  • Eagles Football
    Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles runs a drill during NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Philadelphia.
    Matt Rourke | AP Photo
  • Dolphins Bills Football
    Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller, right, runs past Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jason Trusnik (93) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo won 29-10.
    Gary Wiepert | AP Photo
  • Seahawks Chargers Football
    San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) pumps his fist after the Chargers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 30-21 in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Diego.
    Denis Poroy | AP Photo
  • Jets Packers Football
    Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.
    Tom Lynn | AP Photo
  • Eagles Football
    Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks speaks with members of the media after NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Philadelphia.
    Matt Rourke | AP Photo
  • Lions Bush Football
    FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. The Lions signed Bush as a free agent before last season and the elusive running back ran for 1,006 yards, the second-highest total of his career. But so far this season, Detroit's running game has been quiet, and that's something the Lions hope to change when they host Green Bay on Sunday.
    Mike McCarn, File | AP Photo
  • Cowboys Titans Football
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) passes over the rush of Tennessee Titans free safety George Wilson (21) in the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.
    Mark Zaleski | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson
    In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Bonita Jackson, mother of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, talks about her son in Houston. Jackson said that she and his father used switches and belts to occasionally spank all of their children. Vikings executives emerged Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 from a late-night deliberation to voice regret of their initial decision to let Peterson play earlier in the week after sitting him for a game once he was charged with injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch.
    Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran | AP Photo
  • Chiefs Broncos Football
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver.
    Jack Dempsey | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Player Arrested Football
    This Sept. 17, 2014 booking photo provided by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office shows Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.
    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Player Arrested Football
    Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
    David Kadlubowski | AP
  • Jets Packers Football
    New York Jets' Geno Smith runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.
    Tom Lynn | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Giants Football
    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) rushes for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
    Kathy Willens | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Player Arrested Football
    FILE - In this Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.
    Kathy Willens, File | AP Photo
  • NFL-Daily-Developments
    FILE - In this Thursday, May 29, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, addresses members of the media in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.
    Stephan Savoia, File | AP Photo
  • Rams McDonald Football
    FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file phot, St. Louis Rams strong safety T.J. McDonald, left, comes in to block a punt by Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen (9) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. McDonald had two blocked kicks in the game.
    Phelan M. Ebenhack, File | AP Photo
  • Seahawks Chargers Football
    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal, left, pushes off Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Diego.
    Denis Poroy | AP Photo
  • NFL Domestic Violence Football
    Clarence Watley, center, the father of Rasheedah Watley, who he said was abused by her former boyfriend NFL football player Brandon Marshall, speaks at a news conference with with attorney Gloria Allred, right, and Kristeena Spivey, a friend of Rasheedah's, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. Watley is calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign because he's disappointed in the way the league handled his daughter's abuse case, calling the investigation one-sided. Marshall was suspended for three games in 2008, but the suspension was reduced to one game, and he has denied the allegations.
    David Goldman | AP Photo
  • Texans Raiders Football
    Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, left, and Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, right, greet each other at the end of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Houston won the game 30-14.
    Beck Diefenbach | AP Photo
  • Steelers Moore Football
    FILE--In this Aug. 16, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore (16) runs the ball after making a catch during an NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills in Pittsburgh. Moore will likely make his season debut on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 against Carolina. Moore missed the first regular season two games with a groin injury.
    Vincent Pugliese, File | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer listens to a question during a news conference in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, team owner Zygi Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Panthers Hardy Football
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera pauses as he talks to the media about Greg Hardy's situation with the NFL football team during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The team announced Hardy is taking a voluntary leave of absence with pay and will be placed on the NFL commissioner's exempt list.
    Chuck Burton | AP Photo
  • Panthers Hardy Football
    FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy watches before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they've placed Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.
    Bob Leverone, File | AP Photo
  • Panthers Hardy Football
    Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman talks to the media about Greg Hardy's situation with the NFL football team during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The team announced Hardy is taking a voluntary leave of absence with pay and will be placed on the NFL commissioner's exempt list.
    Chuck Burton | AP Photo
  • Panthers Hardy Football
    Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman talks to the media about Greg Hardy's situation with the NFL football team during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The team announced Hardy is taking a voluntary leave of absence with pay and will be placed on the NFL commissioner's exempt list.
    Chuck Burton | AP Photo
  • Panthers Hardy Football
    Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, front, talks to the media about Greg Hardy's situation with the NFL football team as head coach Ron Rivera, back, looks on during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The team announced Hardy is taking a voluntary leave of absence with pay and will be placed on the NFL commissioner's exempt list.
    Chuck Burton | AP Photo
  • Panthers Hardy Football
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks to the media about Greg Hardy's situation with the NFL football team during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The team announced Hardy is taking a voluntary leave of absence with pay and will be placed on the NFL commissioner's exempt list.
    Chuck Burton | AP Photo
  • Panthers Hardy Football
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, left, signs an autograph for a fan before the NFL team's football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The team announced defensive end Greg Hardy is taking a voluntary leave of absence with pay and will be placed on the NFL commissioner's exempt list.
    Chuck Burton | AP Photo
  • Jets Packers Football
    Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews stops New York Jets' Michael Vick during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.
    Morry Gash | AP Photo
  • Browns Hoyers Team Football
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes to wide receiver Marlon Moore (15) during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Manziel saw his first NFL regular season action last Sunday, running three play against the New Orleans Saints. It was starter Brian Hoyer, however, who drove 85 yards to set up the game-winning field goal, solidifying his place as leader of the team.
    Mark Duncan | AP Photo
  • Browns Hoyers Team Football
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) talks to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, left, during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hoyer, who drove 85 yards to set up the game-winning field goal last Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, showed that the Browns are his team.
    Mark Duncan | AP Photo
  • Browns Hoyers Team Football
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) and Johnny Manziel (2) wait for a passing drill during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hoyer, who drove 85 yards to set up the game-winning field goal Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, showed that the Browns are his team and Manziel has to watch and learn, for now.
    Mark Duncan | AP Photo
  • Browns Hoyers Team Football
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws a pass during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hoyer, who drove 85 yards to set up the game-winning field goal last Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, showed that the Browns are his team.
    Mark Duncan | AP Photo
  • Browns Hoyers Team Football
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer fires a pass during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hoyer, who drove 85 yards to set up the game-winning field goal last Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, showed that the Browns are his team.
    Mark Duncan | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings executive vice president & general manager Rick Spielman, left, speaks as owner/chairman Mark Wilf, center, and executive vice president legal affairs Kevin Warren, right, listen during a news conference in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, team owner Zygi Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, right, takes part in a drill with cornerback Chris Greenwood, left, during NFL football practice at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Jets Packers Football
    Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson gets away from New York Jets' Calvin Pryor (25) and Dee Milliner for an 80-yard touchdown catch during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.
    Mike Roemer | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer listens to a question during a news conference in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, owner Zygi Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Jets Packers Football
    New York Jets' Eric Decker can't catch a pass in front of Green Bay Packers' Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.
    Tom Lynn | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings owner/chairman Mark Wilf listens to a question during a news conference at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, owner Zygi Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Broncos Cowboys Football
    In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Arlington, Texas. Scandrick will be back on the practice field two weeks early after his four-game suspension was reduced with the new agreement between the players and the league on a performance-enhancing drugs policy.
    Brandon Wade | AP Photo
  • Patriots Football
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) run during a stretching session before practice begins at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass.
    Stephan Savoia | AP Photo
  • Patriots Football
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick smiles as he responds to a reporter's question during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass.
    Stephan Savoia | AP Photo
  • Patriots Football
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady smiles as he listens to a reporter's question during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass.
    Stephan Savoia | AP Photo
  • Patriots Vikings Football
    New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) carries the ball as Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jasper Brinkley and linebacker Chad Greenway (52) defend during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Giants Football
    New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) leaps over Arizona Cardinals' Tony Jefferson (22) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
    Bill Kostroun | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Giants Football
    New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) runs away from Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell (93) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
    Bill Kostroun | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck throws to wide receiver T.Y. Hilton during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Darron Cummings | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) is congratulated by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) following an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. Philadelphia defeated Indianapolis 30-27.
    AJ Mast | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is pushed out of bounds by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox (91) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Texans Raiders Football
    Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) is greeted by teammates Derek Newton (75) and Brandon Brooks (79) after scoring a touchdown on a 12-yard pass in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
    Ben Margot | AP Photo
  • Texans Raiders Football
    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, center, celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a 5-yard run with teammates DeAndre Hopkins, left, and Derek Newton, right, in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
    Beck Diefenbach | AP Photo
  • Chiefs Broncos Football
    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) and teammates walk off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 24-17.
    Joe Mahoney | AP Photo
  • Bears 49ers Football
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks on the field during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
    Tony Avelar | AP Photo
  • Texans Raiders Football
    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, left, carries the ball past Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Sio Moore in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
    Ben Margot | AP Photo
  • Bills Sale Football
    FILE - In this April 13, 2013, file photo, Buffalo Sabres' owner Terry Pegula and his wife, Kim Pegula, pose for cameras during groundbreaking ceremonies at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The Pegulas took a step closer to buying the Buffalo Bills after their NFL-record $1.4 billion purchase agreement was unanimously approved by the league's finance committee Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
    Gary Wiepert, File | AP Photo
  • Browns Injuries Football
    Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) warms up before practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Mingo was back in practice after sitting out last Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with injuries to both shoulders.
    Mark Duncan | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf waits to speak at a news conference at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and other team executives arrive for a news conference at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, right, speaks as executive vice president & general manager Rick Spielman, left, owner/chairman Mark Wilf, second from left, and executive vice president legal affairs Kevin Warren listen during a news conference in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • NFL Drug Policy Football
    FILE - In tis July 25, 2011, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, accompanied by NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, left, speaks during a news conference at the NFL Players Association in Washington. The NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other previously suspended players to return to their teams this week. Under the new rules announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended. Instead, they will be referred to the substance abuse program.
    Carolyn Kaster, File | AP Photo
  • NFL Drug Policy Football
    FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) watches the action from the sideline in the second half of a NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Welker and two other previously suspended players to return to their teams this week. Under the new rules announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended. Instead, they will be referred to the substance abuse program.
    LM Otero, File | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo,Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson looks on during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.
    Charlie Neibergall, File | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson carries the ball agianst the St. Louis Rams during the third quarter an NFL football game in St. Louis. After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.
    L.G. Patterson, File | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo,Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, stretches during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.
    Charlie Neibergall, File | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson Football
    FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2013, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Minneapolis. After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.
    Ann Heisenfelt, File | AP Photo
  • Rice Appeal Football
    FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Nick Wass, File | AP Photo
  • Hall of Fame Nominees Football
    FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2006 file photo, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce (80) eyes the football in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game in Oakland, Calif. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam.
    Paul Sakuma, File | AP Photo
  • Hall of Fame Nominees Football
    FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2007, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) reacts after a defensive play during a football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam.
    Elise Amendola, File | AP Photo
  • Hall of Fame Nominees Football
    FILE - In this Sunday Nov. 8, 2009 file photo, Atlanta Falcons kicker Jason Elam kicks a field goal against the Washington Redskins in the second half of their NFL football game at the Georgia Dome, in Atlanta. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam.
    Erik S. Lesser, File | AP Photo
  • Hall of Fame Nominees Football
    FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2006 file photo, St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Orlando Pace takes a break during training camp. in St. Louis. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam.
    James A. Finley, File | AP Photo
  • Hall of Fame Nominees Football
    FILE - In this Sunday Dec. 28, 2008 file photo, Arizona Cardinals Kurt Warner throws against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam.
    Ross D. Franklin, File | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
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    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano watches a replay during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    AJ Mast | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    AJ Mast | AP Photo
  • Bears 49ers Football
    Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) returns an interception past San Francisco 49ers guard Mike Iupati (77) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
    Tony Avelar | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Bears 49ers Football
    Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) intercepts a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers tight end Derek Carrier during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
    Tony Avelar | AP Photo
  • Bears 49ers Football
    Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) falls to the ground in front of San Francisco 49ers guard Daniel Kilgore (67) after intercepting quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
    Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP Photo
  • Chiefs Broncos Football
    Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) embraces teammate Quinton Carter during the final seconds during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs , Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 24-17.
    Jack Dempsey | AP Photo
  • Chiefs Broncos Football
    Denver Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward (43) celebrates a fourth-down stop against the Kansas City Chiefs in the closing seconds of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 24-17.
    Jack Dempsey | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey (1) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 36-yard field goal as time expired to win an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. Philadelphia won 30-27.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey (1) celebrates with Donnie Jones (8) and James Casey (85) after Parkey kicked a 36-yard field goal to defeat the Indianapolis Colts in an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. Philadelphia won 30-27.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey (1) kicks a 36-yard field goal out of the hold of Donnie Jones to win an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. Philadelphia defeated Indianapolis 30-27.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly calls a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Bears 49ers Football
    Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) cannot catch a pass in front of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis (52) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
    Tony Avelar | AP Photo
  • Broncos McManus vs Prater Football
    FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) kicks against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. McManus is making the most of his NFL tryout while Pro Bowler Matt Prater serves out his four-game suspension kicking field goals at a nearby high school. The Broncos traded a conditional 2015 seventh-round pick to the New York Giants for McManus last month after Prater was suspended for drinking. Prater has been in the NFL's drug program, which includes alcohol, since a DUI arrest in 2011.
    Brennan Linsley, File | AP Photo
  • Falcons Bengals Football
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Patriots Vikings Football
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel, right, is sacked for an 8-yard loss by New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Georgia South Carolina Football
    Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) runs against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, S.C.
    Rainier Ehrhardt | AP Photo
  • QBs-Head or Feet First Football
    FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2012, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) dives past Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Living to take the next snap and stay on the field is a crucial part of the job for an NFL quarterback. Yet even with all the mobile quarterbacks now in the league, the simple act of sliding feet first to be protected by rule from defenders seems to be a lost art.
    Nick Wass, File | AP Photo
  • QBs-Head or Feet First Football
    In this photo taken on Sept. 14, 2014, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, front, tries to keep his balance as Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, back, closes in during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Living to take the next snap and stay on the field is a crucial part of the job for an NFL quarterback. Yet even with all the mobile quarterbacks now in the league, the simple act of sliding feet first to be protected by rule from defenders seems to be a lost art.
    Bob Leverone | AP Photo
  • QBs-Head or Feet First Football
    FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) slides feet first against the Tennessee Titans defense during an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Living to take the next snap and stay on the field is a crucial part of the job for an NFL quarterback. Yet even with all the mobile quarterbacks now in the league, the simple act of sliding feet first to be protected by rule from defenders seems to be a lost art.
    Reed Hoffmann, File | AP Photo
  • Redskins Football Name
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    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Redskins Football Name
    President of National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe Brian Cladoosby, joins other native Americans and lawmakers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, demanding The Washington Redskins football team change their name, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Redskins Football Name
    Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., from front left to right, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., join Native Americans demanding The Washington Redskins football team change their name, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Cantell says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Redskins Football Name
    Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa., from left, President of National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe Brian Cladoosby, and Amy Sarck Dobmeier of the Qissunamiut Tribe of Alaska join other native Americans and lawmakers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to pressure the Washington Redskins football team to change their name. Cantwell says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Rice Video Prosecutor Football
    FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice holds hands with his wife, Janay, as they arrive at Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing, N.J. The offender-rehabilitation program that former Raven Rice entered after knocking Janay unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases.
    Mel Evans, File | AP Photo
  • Rice Video Prosecutor Football
    FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during a news conference in Owings Mills, Md. The offender-rehabilitation program that former Ravens player Rice entered after knocking Janay unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases.
    Patrick Semansky, File | AP Photo
  • Bengals Gio and the Rookie Football
    Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) runs against Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Paul Worrilow (55) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati. It's going to be tough to keep up with the Bengals' offense if Hill and running mate Giovani Bernard continue developing as the dual-threat backfield.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) scores on a seven yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) makes six yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    AJ Mast | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles free safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) celebrates with Connor Barwin (98) after Jenkins made an interception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts' Ahmad Bradshaw (44) celebrates after scoring on a seven yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson
    Vikings general manger Rick Spielman talks with reporters about the decision to allow Adrian Peterson to play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, Monday, Sept. 15 , 2014. in Eden Prairie, Minn. The Vikings had benched Peterson after news broke Friday that he had used a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son, causing unspecified injuries (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT
    Jerry Holt | AP
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) celebrates after scoring on a one yard touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    AJ Mast | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary (57) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey kicks a 31-yard field goal out of the hold of Donnie Jones during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) celebrates after scoring on a one yard touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    AJ Mast | AP Photo
  • Eagles Colts Football
    Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    Darron Cummings | AP Photo
  • Texans Raiders Football
    Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen stands on the sidelines in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
    Beck Diefenbach | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Giants Football
    New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) fumbles the ball as Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson attempts to recover it during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Cardinals recovered on the way to a 25-14 win.
    Kathy Willens | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Giants Football
    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
    Kathy Willens | AP Photo
  • Texans Raiders Football
    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater, left, misses a pass as Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson, right, makes the tackle in the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
    Ben Margot | AP Photo
  • Texans Raiders Football
    Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera, right, is brought down with the ball by Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing (56) as Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger (36) looks on in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
    Beck Diefenbach | AP Photo
  • Poised Pettine Football
    Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine walks off the field after a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Cleveland. For a rookie coach, Pettine has had more than his share of challenges already. With injuries to key players, a quarterback controversy, Johnny Manziel's off-field behavior, Josh Gordon's suspension, Pettine has handled it all with the Browns and Sunday's home-opening win over New Orleans was the latest example of his cool and leadership.
    Tony Dejak | AP Photo
  • Rams Buccaneers Football
    St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, second from right, shakes hands with Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith after the Rams defeated the Bucs 19-17 during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.
    Brian Blanco | AP Photo
  • Rams Buccaneers Football
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43), wide receiver Chris Owusu (80) and wide receiver Russell Shepard (89) leave the field after Tampa Bay lost to the St. Louis Rams, 19-17, during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.
    Brian Blanco | AP Photo
  • Chiefs Broncos Football
    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) bobbles the ball but recovers for the catch as Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore, left, defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver.
    Joe Mahoney | AP Photo
  • Chiefs Broncos Football
    Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) leaps past Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Ron Parker (38) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver.
    Joe Mahoney | AP Photo
  • Dolphins Bills Football
    Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) reaches out to fans after Buffalo's 29-10 win over the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
    Bill Wippert | AP Photo
  • Dolphins Bills Football
    Buffalo Bills' Dan Carpenter (2) kicks a field goal from the hold of Colton Schmidt (6) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo won 29-10.
    Bill Wippert | AP Photo
  • Dolphins Bills Football
    Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) looks to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
    Bill Wippert | AP Photo
  • Jaguars Redskins Football
    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) is sacked by Washington Redskins defensive end Chris Baker (92) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 41-10.
    Evan Vucci | AP Photo
  • Jaguars Redskins Football
    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) catches a pass from quarterback Chad Henne (7) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md.
    Nick Wass | AP Photo
  • Vikings Peterson
    Minneosta Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer speaks at a news conference at the team's training facility in Eden Prairie on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The Vikings announced Monday that running back Adrian Peterson will return to practice this week and play in Sunday's game at New Orleans despite having been indicted last week in Texas on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Scott Takushi) MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE OUT
    SCOTT TAAKUSHI | AP
  • Vikings Peterson
    Vikings general manger Rick Spielman talks with reporters Monday, Sept. 15 , 2014. in Eden Prairie ,Minn., about the decision to play Adrain Peterson Sunday at New Orleans. The Vikings had benched Peterson after news broke Friday that he had useda wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son, causing an unspecified injuries. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT
    Jerry Holt | AP
  • Patriots Vikings Football
    Minnesota Vikings placekicker Blair Walsh (3) has a field goal-attempt blocked as New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington gets in on the play during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis. Patriots' Chandler Jones blocked the kick and ran it back 57 yards for a touchdown.
    Jim Mone | AP Photo
  • Patriots Vikings Football
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel, left, throws under pressure from New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis.
    Ann Heisenfelt | AP Photo
  • Seahawks Chargers Football
    San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is carted off the field after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Diego.
    Denis Poroy | AP Photo
  • Seahawks Chargers Football
    San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is helped after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Diego.
    Denis Poroy | AP Photo
  • Cowboys Titans Football
    Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) is hit by Dallas Cowboys defenders J.J. Wilcox, left, and Rolando McClain (55) in the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.
    Mark Zaleski | AP Photo
  • Cowboys Titans Football
    Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) catches a pass in front of Dallas Cowboys defensive back Sterling Moore (26) on a 61-yard touchdown scoring play in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.
    Mark Zaleski | AP Photo
  • Jaguars Redskins Football
    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talks with head coach Jay Gruden during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md.
    Nick Wass | AP Photo
  • Cardinals Giants Football
    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Cardinals won the game 25-14.
    Kathy Willens | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Jaguars Redskins Football
    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) runs off the field after an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 41-10.
    Evan Vucci | AP Photo
  • Falcons Bengals Football
    Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) scores past Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo (53) on a 1-yard touchdown run in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati.
    Frank Victores | AP Photo
  • Falcons Bengals Football
    Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) leaps over Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi (94) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati.
    Michael Conroy | AP Photo
  • Bears 49ers Football
    Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) gives a thumbs off as he leaves the field after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
    Tony Avelar | AP Photo
  • Bears 49ers Football
    Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) catches a 17-yard touchdown in front of San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward (25) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
    Tony Avelar | AP Photo
  • Bears 49ers Football
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, hugs Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The Bears won 28-20.
    Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP Photo
  • Dolphins Bills Football
    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) passes under pressure from Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y.
    Bill Wippert | AP Photo
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