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NFL conditionally reinstates Josh Gordon

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CLEVELAND (AP) Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.

He's getting yet another chance.

The talented but troubled wide receiver has been reinstated on a conditional basis by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who met face to face with Gordon last week and said he believes the 25-year-old can "make the right choices" going forward.


NFL clears Peyton of HGH allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year.

The league said the quarterback and his wife, Ashley, fully cooperated in the seven-month investigation, providing interviews and access to all records sought by investigators.


WR Jennings retiring after 10 seasons

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Receiver Greg Jennings is retiring after a decade in the National Football League.

Jennings, in a video posted Monday on social media, says "football is over. I'm done."


NFL probing video of Raiders LB Smith

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The NFL is investigating whether a video linked to an account from suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith shows him using illegal drugs.

A video on a periscope account that has shown Smith in the past features an unidentified man off camera discussing a rolled cigarette with an unidentified woman. It's not clear what's in the cigarette and who the man is. Smith sent out a tweet Monday after reported on the video saying "Good try, not me."


OT Davis to return from brief retirement

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Offensive tackle Anthony Davis says he plans to return to the NFL after announcing his retirement a little more than a year ago.

Davis said Monday on Twitter that he has sent his reinstatement letter to the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers. He announced his retirement at age 25 in June 2015 following a head injury but left open the possibility of a comeback after sitting out a year to get healthy.


Packers WR Nelson to start camp on PUP

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Receiver Jordy Nelson won't practice when the Green Bay Packers begin training camp on Tuesday.

Nelson was one of six Packers placed on the physically unable to perform list on Monday. Nelson is coming back from a torn right ACL injury that kept him out for the 2015 season.


DT Dockett retires as Cardinal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Darnell Dockett, the big, boisterous defensive lineman who overcame a rough childhood to thrive in the NFL, said goodbye to the league the way he wanted - as an Arizona Cardinal.

The 35-year-old player signed a one-day contract with the team on Monday and announced his retirement at a news conference.


New concussion protocol policy announced

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the procedure.

Under the new policy jointly announced Monday, the NFL and NFLPA "will follow a strict and fair process to investigate incidents and determine appropriate discipline, including club fines and possible forfeiture of draft picks."


Jags rookie Ramsey cleared to practice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been cleared to practice and will be on the field when the team opens training camp Thursday.

General manager Dave Caldwell said Monday that Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, will be full go less than three months after tearing a meniscus in his right knee.


Vikings RT Loadholt retiring

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt has decided to retire from the NFL after seven seasons, halting his comeback from injury because of a recent setback.

The Vikings placed Loadholt on the reserve/retired list Monday, four days before the team's first practice of training camp.