The Bengals released cornerback Keiwan Ratliff today. Ratliff was once a solid all-around backup defensive back, but the past few years, he’s been a journeyman fringe player. Still, because he can also contribute in the return game, expect the ninth-year pro to get a look somewhere else.
Here’s the Adrian Peterson story in a nutshell: there is no story. There are whispers that Peterson’s recent absence could be contract-related. But no one in the Minnesota media can confirm this, and the general sentiment is that Peterson has been a standup guy throughout his young career and therefore deserves the benefit of the doubt.
After Dominik Hixon’s ACL injury, there have been some groans from the Giants about the FieldTurf at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The Jets are cool with the turf, but Giants safety Antrel Rolle wants it checked out.
The Buccaneers are expecting television blackouts in 2010. They’ve lowered ticket prices but it’s unlikely to be enough in a Florida economy teetering around 13 percent unemployment. Glazer addressed the issue today.
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