NFL news: Around the league in 32 plays

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Another busy week around the NFL.  Injuries, legal issues, and personnel moves.  It’s that time of the year.

So let’s get to it…

Daryl Washington has seen problem after problem off the field in recent years. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals:  Linebacker Daryl Washington has successfully had his current legal probation period reduced.  The probation was a result of a 2014 domestic abuse case.  Washington has yet to face punishment from the NFL, but was previously suspended by the league for four games in 2013 and the entire 2014 season for violations of the NFL substance abuse policy.

Atlanta Falcons:  The Falcons released veteran offensive tackle, Sam Baker.  Baker was coming off of knee injuries that had apparently limited his mobility.  The Falcons have been in the midst of an offensive line overhaul.  In more positive news, wide receiver Julio Jones has announced that he has no intentions of holding out while pursuing a new deal.  When in contract talks, it is not uncommon for players to sit out of practices to either make a point or to simply reduce the risk of injury.

Baltimore Ravens:  Veteran wide receiver, Steve Smith, took an interesting stance on the perception of him being a mentor to younger players as he approaches the end of his career.  Smith told reporters that he actually saw the younger guys on the roster as opportunities for him to learn more.  Of course, when looking back on Smith’s career, he’s never been one to take a common approach.

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Buffalo Bills:  The Bills signed veteran defensive tackle Andre Fluellen.  Fluellen has spent most of his career with the Detroit Lions as a depth option.  He will likely resume that role with the Bills who also have a very strong defensive front.