Owners meeting odds and ends

March, 22, 2011
3/22/11
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the Detroit Lions are appealing the tampering case against them. The league ruled that the team tampered against an unnamed Chiefs’ player (reportedly former safety Jarrad Page). The Chiefs and Lions switched places in the fifth round of next month draft and the Lions were docked a seventh-round pick. The Chiefs will now pick ninth in the fifth round and the Lions will pick 23rd.

New Denver coach John Fox likes veterans and he likes to run the ball. Perhaps he can look at two current Miami running backs who may soon be two former Miami running backs.

Fox likens the Duke to the King.

I was told that a transcript from Oakland coach Hue Jackson’s press briefing Tuesday will be available Wednesday. I’ll pass along any pertinent information.

Kansas City coach Todd Haley still isn’t saying who will call the plays this season. Expect Haley to be involved in the duty, whether he confirms it or not.


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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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