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  • Browns' Josh Gordon to be reinstated by NFL, can attend training camp

    Shalise Manza Young at Shutdown Corner17 hrs ago

    Some good news for the Cleveland Browns: receiver Josh Gordon, who had a sensational 2013 season, only to find himself on the sideline for much of the past two years thanks to repeated failures in the NFL drug testing program, can return to the team on a conditional basis.

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has given Gordon permission to participate in training camp and preseason games, but Gordon will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season. Since he is suspended under the substance abuse policy and not the performance-enhancing drugs policy, Gordon will be able to be at the Browns’ facility and take part in meetings during his suspension.

    Assuming Gordon meets all conditions, he can fully return to the team on Oct. 3, and play in Cleveland’s Week 5 game against the New England Patriots (Tom Brady will be back that day too).

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  • Dallas Cowboys bus involved in accident that killed four near Las Vegas

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner1 day ago

    The Dallas Cowboys bus that often drives around team owner Jerry Jones in NFL cities was involved in a crash in Kingman, Ariz., an accident that killed four people in another vehicle, according to multiple reports.

    #breaking active scene of fatal crash involving #cowboys bus that killed 4 ppl #8NN pic.twitter.com/h3cntaZn2F

    — Brittany Edney (@BrittanyEdney) July 24, 2016

    Jones wasn’t on the bus at the time of the crash and no one on the Cowboys’ vehicle was injured, driver Emery Tyler told Shutdown Corner on Sunday.

    The accident occurred midway between Dallas and Oxnard, Calif., where the Cowboys hold training camp. It appears that there was a scheduled stop for an event in Las Vegas before reaching camp, but that appears to be on hold now. The accident happened about 70 miles from Las Vegas.

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  • 2016 NFL Preview: Jets' quarterback issue clouds everything else

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner1 day ago

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 6, the day before the Hall of Fame Game kicks off the preseason.

    We started this series on July 6, counting down all the teams in reverse power rankings order. The rankings had to be finalized a little before that, for production reasons.

    When these rankings were set, I had no idea what to do with the New York Jets. Almost a month later, I still don’t.

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  • St. Louis fans honor Rams legends indoors, trash Stan Kroenke outside

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner2 days ago

    ST. LOUIS — Jeff Schnurbusch spent his hard-earned money on his beloved St. Louis Rams for more than 20 years, but he has made his final two purchases toward the team whose owner broke his and thousands of others’ hearts when the franchise moved to Los Angeles.

    One was a ticket to Saturday’s Legends of the Dome game that honored the great Rams teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The other was a custom-made Rams jersey with one clear message.

    That would be Stan Kroenke, perhaps the most hated man in Missouri. As much as Saturday’s event was a celebration for most of the Rams legends that lit this city on fire starting in 1999, it also served as another painful memory of the team that the city now has lost, the second time in 30 years an NFL left St. Louis behind.

    [Yahoo Fantasy Football is open for the 2016 season. Sign up now]

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