With the Saints bounty case moving to grievance hearings and court, NFL owners will talk about player safety when they meet on Tuesday.
The issue is on the agenda for the owners’ session in Atlanta, where Commissioner Roger Goodell is certain to be asked about Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s defamation lawsuit against him. Meanwhile, Goodell’s authority for administering discipline is being challenged by the players’ union, Vilma and three other players suspended for their roles in the pay-for-hits system.
That’s the hot topic, but hardly the only topic. Owners also will discuss several bylaw changes that were tabled in March, including designating one player suffering a major injury before Week 2 of the season as eligible to return from injured reserve, and moving the trading deadline back two weeks to after Week 8.
Winslow traded to Seahawks: In Tampa, Fla., the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded tight end Kellen Winslow to the Seattle Seahawks for a draft pick and signed former Colts star Dallas Clark to replace him.
Earlier on Monday, Winslow told SiriusXM radio that first-year coach Greg Schiano was “kind of upset” that Winslow has not been working out with the team and told the player that he would be dealt.
Winslow has been one of Tampa Bay’s best offensive players since being acquired from Cleveland in a trade three years ago. He had 75 receptions for 763 yards and two TDs in 2011.
Clark spent nine seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He has 427 career receptions for 4,887 yards and 46 touchdowns.