Sport NFL spokesman: Assumption is Ezekiel Elliott will play Week 2

19:47  13 september  2017
19:47  13 september  2017 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: Elliott appeal ruling not expected Monday

  Report: Elliott appeal ruling not expected Monday Arbitrator Harold Henderson is not expected to issue a ruling on Ezekiel Elliott's appeal hearing until Tuesday at the earliest.The hearing for Elliott's appeal of his six-game suspension concluded Thursday. If a ruling is not made by 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the running back will be eligible to play Week 1 against the New York Giants. For a suspension to be in effect, it needs to be out of the appeal process by that time or the player is automatically eligible for that week's game, though they may still have to serve the entire suspension.

As the NFL continues its bid to make sure the Ezekiel Elliott six-game suspension sticks, it sure looks like the Dallas Cowboys running back will continue playing here over the short term. According to NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart, the assumption is Elliott will suit up Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.

I think Zeke will play . I was told Zeke isn't playing which leads me to assume he'll be okay until week 3 at least. Chances are he plays week 2 because it sounds like the NFL will make it so he starts his suspension this week.

The expectation is that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will play in Week 2.© Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The expectation is that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will play in Week 2.

As the NFL continues its bid to make sure the Ezekiel Elliott six-game suspension sticks, it sure looks like the Dallas Cowboys running back will continue playing here over the short term.

According to NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart, the assumption is Elliott will suit up Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.

Remember, the NFL filed a motion earlier this month to overturn the temporary restraining order (TRO) Elliott and the NFLPA received in a Texas court to stay the six-game ban.

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An NFL spokesman said that he wouldn't rule out Zeke serving his suspension later in the year.

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Wednesday that Elliott will be cleared to play Sunday against the Broncos, but added that the legal process relating to the running back's status could be resolved at some point in 2017, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott : Will play Week 17.

It’s not yet known when arguments will be heard in that specific case. But based on the timeline of previous court battles between the NFL and NFLPA, there’s a darn good chance Elliott will suit up throughout the 2017 season. While not going to as far to admit that, the league pretty much conceded he will play this upcoming Sunday.

Elliott recorded 130 yards on 29 touches in Dallas’ blowout 19-3 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Having him on the field is obviously going to be huge for the defending NFC East champs against a stout Broncos defense in Week 2.

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NFL seeks quick action to get Elliott suspension reinstated .
The NFL is asking a federal appeals court to move quickly on its request to overrule a judge's injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. The league filed an emergency motion with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Friday, even though a federal judge in Texas hasn't ruled on a request to put the injunction on hold while an appeal is pursued.The request asks the court to rule on the NFL's motion to suspend U.S.

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