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Notebook: Staggered suspensions, union dismay

Roger Goodell (Howard Smith/USP)

The NFL could consider staggering the suspensions of Saints in Bountygate, and the union and league seem to disagree on progress in "talks." Plus, Tim Tebow could be used at different positions and how will the Falcons respond without Curtis Lofton?

Commissioner Roger Goodell noted at the league meetings that he "is very aware of the competitive aspects" of the suspensions or fines soon to be imposed on New Orleans players who are deemed to have had significant roles in the bounty scandal. Translation: If there are suspensions against multiple players – and that certainly appeared to be the prevailing sentiment looking forward – they will...

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