Friday, January 19, 2018
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Carroll boots out Bennett at practice

SEATTLE — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll showed Michael Bennett who was boss on Thursday.

Carroll threw his star defensive end out of a practice session after Bennett and defensive end Cliff Avril got into it with left guard Mark Glowinski during a heated team drill. Bennett reportedly had to be restrained by fellow tackle Jordan Hill before being booted by Carroll, who thought Bennett's aggression went over the line.

Sitting out didn't seem to cool Bennett, who began yelling at the offensive line before Avril took him back to the locker room.

"(The team's passion is) translating into sometimes we lose a little bit of the poise that we need," Carroll said. "We can't play like that. You get in a skirmish, you get thrown out. That's what happens."

Bennett, 30, a former Buc, had 10 sacks last season with the Seahawks, earning his first Pro Bowl selection.

INVESTIGATION DOOMS ROOKIE: The Falcons cut rookie free agent linebacker Torrey Green amid news that Utah law enforcement authorities were investigating allegations of sexual assault made against Green while he was a student at Utah State last year. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Green was cut after the team learned of the allegations the night before. "We don't want anybody connected to the organization who has those kinds of accusations around them," Blank said. Green and his agent were unavailable for comment. The Cache County Attorney's Office is reviewing all the cases again after the Salt Lake Tribune reported the allegations in July, according to police in Logan, Utah. Green was not named in the Tribune's story last month but denied the allegations in a July interview.

GOODELL'S POWER: Commissioner Roger Goodell's power to freely punish Adrian Peterson has prevailed, two seasons after the Vikings running back became embroiled in a child-abuse case that heightened the dispute over league discipline. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an NFL arbitrator acted within his rights by upholding Goodell's six-game suspension of Peterson in 2014. That came under the personal conduct policy the NFL toughened up after an act of caught-on-video domestic violence committed by Ravens running back Ray Rice.

BENGALS: Rookie cornerback William Jackson will have surgery for a torn muscle in his chest but could return during the season, coach Marvin Lewis said. The first-round pick out of Houston was expected to play on special teams and get limited time as a reserve cornerback.

CARDINALS: Nine-year cornerback Alan Ball was signed, and safety Tyrequek Zimmerman was released.

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