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Around the NFL: Davante Adams released from hospital; NFL reportedly looking for decision in Ezekiel Elliot case Monday

Here's a look at stories from around the league on Friday, Sept. 29.

1. Davante Adams was released from the hospital. 

Adams, the Packers receiver who was on the wrong end of a vicious, illegal hit in Thursday night's game, was released from the hospital Friday.

"At home feeling great," Adams tweeted. "Appreciate the prayers."

"Davante Adams is technically in the concussion protocol. He's home," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Had a chance to visit with Davante briefly last night. He's rambunctious and ready to move forward. But yes, he's home and everything looks good."

Here's the hit. The Bears' Danny Trevathan was assessed a penalty on the play but was not ejected. He may still face fines and/or suspension.

2. Las Vegas police found "no evidence" of excessive force against Michael Bennett.

Earlier this month, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett detailed an incident with Las Vegas police in which he alleged he was a victim of racial profiling and excessive force, adding that he feared for his life when an officer with his gun drawn threatened to "blow [his] ... head off."

Vegas police reviewed several hundred videos of the incident and released their findings Friday, claiming there was "no evidence" that officers used excessive force in detaining Bennett.

Bennett wrote that "the officers' excessive use of force was unbearable" in describing the incident, and added that he was considering legal action.

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3. Giants WR Odell Beckham was fined for his touchdown celebration. 

Beckham was hit with a 15-yard penalty for his touchdown celebration last Sunday, in which he acted out a dog peeing on a fire hydrant. Beckham was also hit with a $12,145 fine for the celebration.

Beckham alluded on Twitter that his celebration acting like a dog was in response to President Trump's comment that he wanted to fire "son of a bitch" players who kneeled in protest of racial injustice during the national anthem.

4. The NFL could get a ruling in the Ezekiel Elliot case Monday. 

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot won in court earlier this month to have his six-game suspension thrown out. But the appeals process continues, and the NFL could get a ruling in its favor as soon as Monday.

It's a complicated scenario, but sources described it to ProFootballTalk like this: The NFL is hoping the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will dismiss the Texas lawsuit that led to Elliot's injunction against the NFL for a lack of jurisdiction, which would allow the NFL's federal suit to go forward in Manhattan, where the league apparently likes its odds given its ultimate success in the Tom Brady case.

Anyway ... if trials proceed the way the NFL hopes, Elliot's suspension could begin as soon as Week Five. Buckle up.

5. Bilal Powell is in for a bigger role this week. 

The Jets have used a committee approach to the running game this year, with Powell and Matt Forte roughly splitting carries (through three games, it's 28-23 in favor of Powell). But with Forte out with a toe injury this week, Powell should see a bigger role, while rookie Eli McGuire will work his way in.

"It's a league where you have to expect injuries," Powell said, via NJ.com. "It's always the next man up type of business. It's just about being prepared. I'm prepared to play. We've got a good game plan. I look forward to Sunday."

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