Packers RB Aaron Jones facing charges after Oct. 1 arrest

Green Bay Packers rookie running back Aaron Jones is facing charges and possible NFL discipline after an arrest last month during a traffic stop.

Jones could be subject to a suspension from the NFL, but the league isn’t likely to act until the legal case is resolved. Jones’ next scheduled court appearance is Feb. 1 for a pretrial hearing.

Cleveland vice president of football operations Sashi Brown disputes rumors he and the Browns front office intentionally botched an opportunity to acquire Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron.

The Browns and Bengals were set on the trade, but the Browns didn’t have the paperwork ready for the the 4 p.m. ET deadline Tuesday, making many wonder if the Browns tried to back out of the agreement.

According to Brown, Cleveland emailed Cincinnati a contract at 3:54 p.m. ET. The Bengals admitted they missed the Browns’ email and submitted their own paperwork at 3:59 p.m. By the time both teams realized what happened, it was too late and the deadline had passed.

Brees raised his grade from a B-plus just in time for this report card by proving that yes, he still can be Superman when needed. He went 11-for-11 for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the final two drives of the fourth quarter as the Saints rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Washington in overtime. Brees has played more of a supporting role over New Orleans’ eight-game win streak because the run game and defense have been so good — and since the Saints haven’t been hitting on the deep ball as consistently as usual. He was on pace for his lowest yardage and TD totals in 12 years with the Saints before Sunday’s win over the Redskins. But he is also on pace for a career-best completion percentage and now ranks third in the NFL with a passer rating of 104.3. — Mike Triplett

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