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Judge paves way for reinstating Peterson

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Minneapolis. A federal judge has cleared the way for Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

(AP) -- In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question.

The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared. The league-union clash over the personal conduct policy, though, has only cranked up.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL were handed a second high-profile legal defeat Thursday, when U.S. District Judge David Doty overruled league arbitrator Harold Henderson's December denial of the six-time Pro Bowl running back's appeal.

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Falcons release veteran RB Jackson

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons on Thursday released running back Steven Jackson, who in two seasons with the team couldn't recapture his 1,000-yard form that made him one of the league's top backs with the Rams.

The release of Jackson, 31, was not a surprise. He led the team with 707 yards rushing and six touchdowns in 2014, but averaged only 3.7 yards per carry. In 2013, his first season with the Falcons, he had 543 yards rushing in 12 games.

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Panthers' Hardy wants to be reinstated

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is seeking immediate reinstatement from the NFL after a federal judge cleared way for Adrian Peterson's return to the league.

Hardy's agent Drew Rosenhaus said Thursday, "We are working very closely with the NFLPA on this process."

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QB McCown in talks with Bills, Browns

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Free-agent quarterback Josh McCown has at least two suitors in the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns.

A person familiar with talks told The Associated Press on Thursday that McCown has had contract discussions with both teams. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the teams haven't confirmed the discussions. A second person, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said earlier that McCown was negotiating with Buffalo.

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Agent: Jean-Francois agrees with 'Skins

WASHINGTON (AP) Defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois agreed to a $9 million, three-year contract with the Washington Redskins that includes $4 million in guaranteed money, according to his agent.

The agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed the details of the deal to The Associated Press on Thursday night.

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Titans LT Roos retires after 10 seasons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee left tackle Michael Roos is retiring from the NFL after playing 10 seasons and 148 games with the Titans.

Roos announced his decision Thursday on social media after informing the Titans.

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Jaguars release veteran CB Blackmon

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran cornerback Will Blackmon, giving younger players more opportunity at the position.

Blackmon played in eight games last season, starting three, before a finger injury that landed him on injured reserve. He finished with 28 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

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Rams cut DT Langford, clear $6M for cap

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams have released defensive tackle Kendall Langford, who lost his starting spot to rookie Aaron Donald last season

The move frees up $6 million in salary cap space heading into free agency.

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Chiefs waive TE Fasano, free cap space

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs waived veteran tight end Anthony Fasano on Thursday, freeing up about $2 million in salary cap space that they could use to keep All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston.

The Chiefs have been unable to come to a long-term deal with Houston, making it likely that they will place the franchise tag on him. But the deadline for that designation is Monday, and the Chiefs needed to free up salary cap space to do it.

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Raiders to release S Branch

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders will release safety Tyvon Branch before the start of the new league year next month.

The team told Branch of the plans Thursday to cut ties with one of Oakland's longest-tenured non-specialists.

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