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Tom Pelissero

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Past articles by Tom:

Vikings' Michael Floyd due in court for 'non-compliance of high alcohol tests'

Minnesota wide receiver, who pleaded guilty to extreme DUI charge this year, flagged for “non-compliance of high alcohol tests." → Read More

Vikings' Michael Floyd due in court for alcohol non-compliance

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd is due back in court June 26 for “non-compliance of high alcohol tests” related to his guilty plea earlier this year to an extreme DUI charge, a Scottsdale City Court (Ariz.) spokesperson confirmed Friday. → Read More

Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith 'ready to play some ball' after knee injury wiped out rookie year

Talented linebacker making great strides on field and looks forward to first NFL action after knee injury at Notre Dame. → Read More

Ex-Cardinals LB Daryl Washington promises to 'shock people' if given NFL comeback chance

Daryl Washington has been suspended for the last three years, but he hasn't lost faith in himself. → Read More

Sophomore slump ahead for Dak Prescott? Cowboys don't seem remotely worried

Not if you ask Cowboys QB coach Wade Wilson, who expects an even better season in 2017. → Read More

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott learning 'to stay out the way' off field

Cowboys star a subject of NFL investigation and alleged lurid behavior. → Read More

Texans' Bill O'Brien confident (so far) Deshaun Watson will be ready in 2017

Texans coach has been impressed by first rounder's first six weeks with team. → Read More

Ezekiel Elliott's phone records turned over to NFL as domestic violence probe nears end

The NFL has said its investigation of a domestic violence claim against Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is ongoing. → Read More

Ezekiel Elliott turns over phone records in NFL probe

The NFL Players Association recently turned over phone records and other documents that league investigators have been seeking in their ongoing probe of domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott – a potentially significant step in resolving a case that has lingered since last summer. The players’ union and Elliott’s representatives complied with the longstanding… → Read More

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook concentrates on becoming 'a better person'

It’s a routine question NFL teams ask incoming prospects, but it meant more when Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman posed it to Dalvin Cook on the morning of Day 2 of the NFL Draft: → Read More

Bears preview: Mitchell Trubisky waiting in wings behind Mike Glennon

Chicago made big moves in the offseason to find an answer at QB. → Read More

Vikings GM: Bridgewater 'not cleared for practice'

Spielman wouldn't say if there's a chance Bridgewater could be ready for training camp this summer, saying the sole focus is on rehab. → Read More

NFL listens: League will relax celebration penalties

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman suggested last season one of the reasons the NFL saw a drop in ratings was because the players weren't being allowed to have fun. → Read More

NFL rightly listens to players, officials and fans by relaxing celebration penalties

League listened to players, officials and fans while restoring some fun to the field. → Read More

Roster exemptions for players with concussions could draw vote from NFL owners

The proposal might require further discussion before it has sufficient support from owners. → Read More

Packers preview: Aaron Rodgers and Co. primed for fresh playoff charge

Green Bay added new parts, but core of team remains. → Read More

NFL looking into Tom Brady concussion claim by Gisele Bundchen

League says it will work work with union to gather info from Patriots medical staff and Brady. → Read More

Caleb Brantley's battery complaint wasn't sole reason for NFL draft slide

NFL teams were wary of the defensive tackle for reasons beyond a pending battery complaint. → Read More

Caleb Brantley's battery complaint wasn't sole reason for NFL draft slide

It was no major surprise to NFL teams that a battery complaint against Cleveland Browns rookie defensive tackle Caleb Brantley was dismissed Wednesday for insufficient evidence. → Read More

LeGarrette Blount might fall flat with Eagles given history outside Patriots

The powerful running back hasn't been able to find consistent success outside of New England. → Read More