NFL reduces Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib's suspensions to one game
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NFL reduces Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib’s suspensions to one game apiece

Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree

Earlier, it was reported that both Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib were handed a two-game suspension each by the NFL as penalties for their involvement in an on-field fight that broke out during a game last Sunday.

The two players appealed for their suspensions to be reduced and apparently got what they wanted, as it is being reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN that the NFL has ruled to cut the length of their punishments in half.

That means that Crabtree will only miss the Raiders’ Week 13 game this coming Sunday against the New York Giants, while Talib will only have to sit out Denver’s matchup with the Miami Dolphins, also on Sunday.

While Crabtree is out, the Raiders could be without their top two wideouts against the Giants, as Amari Cooper is questionable for that game with a concussion and an ankle injury. On the season, Crabtree has 502 receiving yards and a team-leading six touchdowns on 42 receptions. Seth Roberts will likely get more targets in their absence.

Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby is in line to appear in more snaps in the Miami game while Talib is out. The 31-year-old Talib only has one interception to show so far this season.