Happy Tuesday, friends, Let's get into the headlines.
Dan Marino has become the biggest name among more than 5,000 former NFL players who have sued the NFL over concussions. The former Miami Dolphins quarterback joined 14 other players in a suit against the league last week, though the suit is more of a "boilerplate complaint form with Marino's name attached," per the Daily News. The lawsuit accuses the NFL of "misrepresenting pertinent facts that players needed to be aware of to make decisions concerning their own safety with respect to return-to-play."
Ed has been all over the Giants releasing Will Hill Monday. Jordan Raanan from NJ.com has another reaction, saying the team did Hill a favor. Dan Graziano from ESPN New York says the whole issue is a matter of trust.
Giants.com has five things it learned from Monday's practice. On the subject of the secondary, John Schmeelk says he saw a lot of a traditional nickel alignment with Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on the outside, plus Walter Thurmond in the slot.
In case you missed Peter King's MMQB column this week, check it out: there are some interesting thoughts from Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank on the prospect of having multiple NFL franchises in London at some point.
The MMQB: How about Los Angeles? This is the 20-year anniversary of the last NFL game there.
Blank: I think there will be one or more teams there in the future. Clearly, in terms of the media market, it's not made a difference. We've had great success-all of our media partners are thrilled with the ratings, etc. But I think to not have one or more teams in L.A., over an extended period of time, on the surface it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. So I think that eventually there will be a team in L.A. It's a matter of getting the stadium puzzle, getting the public/private partnership puzzle-getting all that worked through and worked out. I can't see the NFL ignoring the city long-term. The public/private partnership balance in the state of California is pretty tricky these days. You talk to the 49ers. You talk to the Chargers. [San Diego president] Dean Spanos could probably write a book on it.
SB Nation has several updates from the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles. Expect more content throughout the week.