Broncos DE Jared Crick (back) placed on IR, facing surgery, report says

Broncos defensive end Jared Crick, the team’s leading tackler among linemen in 2016, was placed on injured reserve Friday with a back injury suffered in mid-August, the team announced.

Crick will undergo surgery for the injury, initially described as a bad back spasm by coach Vance Joseph, ESPN.com reported, citing unidentified sources.

According to a police report from DeKalb County, Georgia, obtained by The Associated Press, Hageman faced misdemeanor charges of battery, cruelty to children and interfering with calls for emergency assistance stemming from a March 2016 incident at the home of Janeal Jefferies. Her son was present at the time, according to the report.

The league had placed him on the commissioner’s exempt list as a result of domestic-violence-related charges.

The Falcons terminated Hageman’s contract earlier this month, letting go of a player who was set to be their backup nose tackle. His deal had a year and $1,147,614 remaining on it.

Hageman currently is a free agent. He does not need to be on a team to serve the suspension, the league said.

Quite frankly, I feel [conflicted] in a sense because I have no courage to be able to do something like that. So I understand the magnitude that they’re fighting across the world for our freedom … The message is we just want respect and unity and there’s only so many ways you can do it.” Cooks was one of 17 Patriots players who knelt.
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