Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit against the NFL.
He claims that club owners in the division have conspired to keep him out of work since he left the 49ers in the last off-season.
Kaepernick, 29, has been a divisive figure in both public and sporting life in the United States since his famous kneeling protest against racial injustice in the country.
It's not just football on the slate today when it comes to live sport with plenty of American Football action to look forward to over in the States this evening as well.
Green Bay head to the Vikings in the early live match on Sky Sports in a game between two in-form teams, whilst the Steelers will be looking to end the unbeaten start to the season for the Chiefs as they travel to Arrowhead for what could be a shoot-out in Kansas City.
Other highlights of the schedule include the Redskins hosting the win-less 49ers, and the Lions heading to New Orleans to play Drew Brees and the Saints.
The Philadelphia Eagles moved to 5-1 as they took the Carolina Panthers down 28-23 in their own back yard on Thursday night.
The Eagles have been clipped into around 10/1 for the Super Bowl and long odds on to win the NFC East containing the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.
The New England Patriots remain favourites around the 9/2 mark as they travel to the New York Jets on Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs remain unbeaten following a late win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.
With the game tied at 20-20, Kansas scored a field goal in the dying seconds before turning over Washington's last play of the game to run out 29-20 winners.
Kansas are now the only team with a 4-0 record and with the likes of Kareem Hunt, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill amongst their ranks they have legitimate Super Bowl claims.
The New Orleans Saints have made it two out of two at Wembley as they have beaten the Miami Dolphins 20-0.
It was far from a classic but the Saints ground out the result they needed.
DeShaun Watson is making waves in his first NFL season. The rookie quarterback has already ousted Tom Savage to be QB1 and following a shaky start to his NFL career Watson went toe to toe with Tom Brady in New England on Sunday without flinching.
The number twelve pick was making headlines for other reasons this week, donating his first pay-check as an NFL player to the victims of Hurricane Harvey which has swept through the region.
Tom Brady isn't known as the GOAT for nothing you know.
The quarterback saved the game for the New England Patriots with a two minute drive against the Houston Texans culminating in this 26 yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks with just 30 seconds left on the clock.
The touchdown meant the Patriots won the game by two points 35-33.