The Jaguars declined to exercise defensive end Dante Fowler’s 2019 contract option Wednesday, meaning he is scheduled to be a free agent next March.
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Raiders’ offensive lineman Vadal Alexander has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the Raiders announced Tuesday afternoon.
Alexander is eligible to return to the 53-man roster Monday, Oct. 1, the day after Oakland’s Week 4 game at home against the Cleveland Browns. Alexander is still permitted to participate in all offseason activities and preseason games.
Smart’s intensity, particularly on the defensive end, rubbed off on the teammates that serenaded him with a standing ovation upon learning he had been cleared to return to game action. Smart helped the Celtics bottle up Giannis Antetokounmpo and limited his supporting cast while emerging with a 92-87 triumph to take a 3-2 series lead.
After stepping down from the podium following a postgame news conference, Smart planned to call his mother at the Texas hospital where she’s currently undergoing cancer treatments. Smart said she’s responding well to initial infusions and he’s hopeful she’ll continue to progress.