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Three things you need to know about the NFL right now

We're kicking it old school with an old staple of NFL Hot Reads. Here we go...

1. The NFL's executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told the Associated Press earlier today the league is considering suspending players for illegal hits.

"There's strong testimonial for looking readily at evaluating discipline, especially in the areas of egregious and elevated dangerous hits," Anderson said in a phone interview. "Going forward there are certain hits that occurred that will be more susceptible to suspension. There are some that could bring suspensions for what are flagrant and egregious situations."

There were plenty of brutal hits yesterday, including ones taken by DeSean Jackson, Mohamed Massaquoi (pictured) and Josh Cribbs. Steelers linebacker James Harrison delivered the last two and said i would be "a travesty" if he got fined for either hit. Neither play was penalized.

2. Twelve-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau drove his SUV off a cliff early Monday morning after he was charged with felony spousal assault. His Cadillac was found on the beach in Carlsbad, Calif., about 30 feet below the road. He remains hospitalized with minor injuries. He was alone in the car.

3. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said "there's a pretty good chance" defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will not be traded before tomorrow's trade deadline. The two-time Pro Bowler three of Washington's six games this season, including the last two after the death of his half-brother. The 29-year old has only six tackels and one pass deflection on the season.

Added Shanahan: "God, I'll be so glad when that's over with so I don't have to talk about this anymore.I've answered this question for the last six months, every day. You'll just have to wait and see."


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