National Football League roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his latest legal motion denied by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Thursday, meaning his six-game NFL suspension is back in effect.
Barring a last-minute maneuver, Elliott will begin his suspension when the Cowboys visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
The Indianapolis Colts released two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis, the team announced.
The move comes one day after multiple outlets reported that Davis would have season-ending groin surgery. The 29-year-old reportedly had been seeking additional medical opinions before accepting the decision to have surgery.
The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers, the team announced. The move came one day after Bennett was waived by the Green Bay Packers.
Bennett, who was released by Green Bay with the designation that he failed to disclose a physical condition, rejoins the team with which he won a Super Bowl ring last season.
The Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive tackle Tim Jernigan to a four-year contract extension, the team announced.
The deal is worth $48 million, including $26 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was fined $12,154 for his role during an altercation in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Winston's tap on the helmet of Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore instigated an incident in which Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans came running over and drilled the rookie in the back. Evans received a one-game suspension and a $40,588 fine earlier this week.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said he does not plan to appeal the reported $42,000 fine he received from the NFL for punching Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
Detroit Lions right guard T.J. Lang has entered the NFL's concussion protocol, coach Jim Caldwell announced.
Lang's concussion symptoms developed during practice on Wednesday, two days removed from the Lions' 30-17 win over his former team, the Green Bay Packers.
New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux will remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season following a setback sustained in his recovery from a broken fibula, coach Sean Payton announced.
Breaux had been designated to return from the injury, which he sustained in training camp. He will be a restricted free agent next season.
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