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NFL executive Troy Vincent to meet with suspended players

Troy Vincent said he believes his career as an NFL player will give him credit when he sits down with suspended players. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Troy Vincent said he believes his career as an NFL player will give him credit when he sits down with suspended players. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

NFL Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent will embark on a cross-country tour soon to meet with players who have recently been suspended for on-the-field incidents, telling the Associated Press this week that it's "all about educating." Vincent, a former five-time Pro Bowl cornerback who replaced Ray Anderson in the league's front office in 2010, said he wants to find out what the players were thinking -- or not thinking -- on the play that led to the suspension, adding that he wants to make sure they understand the rules to take out the element of guessing and help cut down on injuries: 

It’s all about educating. The devil is in the details. When I am making the rounds with the suspended players, I want to make sure we are educating them to keep them on the field. What were they seeing on the plays [that led to suspensions]? Are they seeing what they are supposed to? Do they completely understand the rules? It’s about taking the guessing out.”
Though Vincent wouldn't specify which players he would be meeting to help them change, he could meet with at least some of these recently suspended players:  Texans defensive end Antonio Smith, Titans safety Michael Griffin, Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson, Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather, Colts linebacker Erik Walden and Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. SI WIRE: Panthers coach: Protecting Cam Newton more important than another weapon for QB

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