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“We are building an action plan, we are looking for offices and we are looking for staff,” Wes Johnson said. “We want to try and get our office organized and ready to go, so we can hit the ground running.”

The NFL says it will appeal a ruling denying the league’s request to move former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit over leaked emails from a public courtroom into closed-door arbitration. In a statement, the NFL denied Gruden's claims that league officials or Commissioner Roger Goodell leaked racist, sexist and homophobic emails by Gruden to force him to resign last October. Judge Nancy Allf in Las Vegas refused requests to dismiss Gruden’s claim outright or move it to out-of-court talks that could be overseen by Goodell. Gruden emerged from the courtroom declaring “Go Raiders” and saying he was going to let the process take care of itself.

Deshaun Watson was impossible to miss in his orange jersey, pants and helmet. As he showed off his right arm, engaged in friendly trash talk and interacted with new teammates, the Browns quarterback didn’t look distracted by the storm swirling around him. Hours after two of the massage therapists accusing him of sexual misconduct gave graphic descriptions to a national TV audience of sessions they claim scarred them, Watson practiced with Cleveland. The Browns signed him to a controversial, $230 million contract in March. Watson is waiting to find out if he'll be suspended by the NFL, which is investigating whether he violated its personal-conduct policy.

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