Stafford wound up sacked six times and pressured seemingly every other play.

While he may have only thrown for 229 yards, his ability to protect the ball and find open targets when his team needed him the most told a story his stat line can’t reflect. It’s even more impressive when you consider the kind of pressure Carolina was able to drive into the pocket.

Elite Mens Ryan Shazier Jersey A relentless pass rush was partially to blame, but solid coverage downfield helped force the passer into uncomfortable moments and slow, painful scrambles. Despite those issues, he was still able to tab through his route progression quickly enough to find open, overlooked targets like Abbrederis and Fells. With the Panthers taking away his primary options, he was dynamic enough to adjust on the fly and lead his team back into contention.

That stay meant that Elliott’s suspension would begin in Week 7, as soon as the Cowboys returned from a bye. The NFLPA filed a motion for an en banc hearing with the 5th District court. If granted, all of the judges with the 5th District will re-hear the NFL’s motion for a stay.
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Why was Elliott suspended? Elliott was issued the six-game suspension after the NFL completed a year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations levied against Elliott by a former girlfriend in July 2016. Six games is the baseline for a first-time domestic violence offender in the NFL.

The NFLPA and Elliott immediately appealed with the league. The league’s arbitrator, Harold Henderson, upheld the suspension.

What’s next for Elliott? Elliott can keep playing, for now. Don’t expect the NFL to give this one up without a fight. The case law that results from this case stands to shape player discipline for the foreseeable future.

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