NEW YORK – Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita is scheduled to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today about his suspension in the Saints bounty case that was temporarily lifted this month.
Fujita was suspended for three games for his role in the bounty program while he played for New Orleans. He missed a meeting last week with Goodell while recuperating from a knee injury, and was not granted a video conference meeting with the commissioner.
Previously, Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith, still with the Saints, and Anthony Hargrove, now a free agent, met with Goodell after an appeals panel ruled Goodell must redefine the parameters of the suspensions, showing they were for an intent-to-injure program.
John Lynch, Michael Strahan, Morten Andersen, Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen and Warren Sapp join 121 other total nominees for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Between four and seven new members will be selected Feb. 2.
Around the league
Denver coach John Fox said the NFL denied linebacker Joe Mays appeal and he will miss Sundays game against Oakland. Mays was fined $50,000 and suspended for a game for his hit on Houstons Matt Schaub.
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford (hip) returned to practice Thursday. Cincinnati signed free-agent safety Chris Crocker. New England released tight end Kellen Winslow after just one game.
Former Baylor basketball player Richard Khamir Hurd pleaded guilty to threatening to release damaging information about Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III unless he was paid $1 million.
Jacksonville receiver Laurent Robinson (concussion) missed a second straight practice. St. Louis running back Steven Jackson (groin) missed a second straight practice. Buffalo running back Fred Jackson (knee) is expected to play against New England.