National Football League roundup

Tue Dec 2, 2014 7:42pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Ray Rice was reflective in a "Today" show interview Tuesday morning, saying he hopes to play again in the NFL but will continue to examine himself as a person and a husband.

The former Baltimore Ravens running back was reinstated to the NFL on Friday when his indefinite suspension was lifted after an appeal, but so far he has not landed a job.

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Adrian Peterson had a chance to testify during his appeal hearing in New York and according to, the suspended running decided not to.

The Minnesota Vikings running back is hoping to have his suspension overturned after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell punished him for violating the league's personal conduct policy for what the league called an "incident of abusive discipline" toward his 4-year-old son.

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Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu was hoping to be able to play with a protective cast after he suffered a thumb injury during Sunday's 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, but it appears that won't be the case.

ESPN reported that Mathieu's fractured and dislocated thumb will need surgery to insert a pin for healing and that he probably would be out of action for three games.

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Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar