The observation of the night comes courtesy of ESPN.com’s Field Yates (via Twitter). Two teams invested a first round pick on Colts running back Trent Richardson, yet no one used a draft pick on Texans star Arian Foster. As he says, both facts are hard to believe. Here’s tonight’s look around the NFL as we enjoy the conclusion of the first exciting Thursday night game of the season..
- The NFL and the NFLPA will meet Tuesday to discuss potential changes to the league’s personal conduct policy, a source told ESPN.com’s Dan Graziano. The union is open to changes but wants neutral arbitration for appeals of violations of the policy.
- Former Bears GM Jerry Angelo says that NFL teams hid “hundreds” of abuse incidents over the years, writes Josh Peter of USA Today Sports. Angelo himself said he did not report to the league cases of domestic violences involving players because disciplinary action would have put his team at a competitive disadvantage.
- Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson says new wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins is playing at “a little bit of higher speed” than everyone else on the field, tweets Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Chronicle. The Raiders plucked Thompkins off waivers earlier this week after he was dropped by the Patriots. The 26-year-old caught 32 passes for 466 yards and four touchdowns in eight starts last season, but wasn’t a major part of the Pats’ offense this year.