NEW YORK (AP) An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for hitting his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.
The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is "eligible to play upon signing a new contract." Whether any team will consider signing him is another matter.
Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones said Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision in September to change Rice's original suspension from two games to indefinite was "arbitrary" and an "abuse of discretion."
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald practiced on a limited basis on Friday and coach Bruce Arians says the eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver's participation will be a game-time decision Sunday in Atlanta.
It was the first time that Fitzgerald had practiced since spraining his left MCL in Arizona's 14-6 win over Detroit two weeks ago.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) As if there weren't already enough humiliating elements to San Francisco's lopsided loss to its biggest rival on Thanksgiving night, owner Jed York weighed in on an effort he said "wasn't acceptable."
Cassie Baalke, daughter of general manager Trent Baalke, called for offensive coordinator Greg Roman's ouster before quickly deleting her Twitter post and later closing the account altogether.