A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David Doty to dismiss the suit. The case is expected to proceed, forcing the league to disclose information about how teams were told to treat the uncapped year of 2010.

"Our union will always pursue and protect the rights of its players," the NFLPA said in a statement Friday. "We are pleased that the Eighth Circuit ruled that players have the opportunity to proceed with their claims. Through discovery and a hearing, we can understand how collusion took place. We have notified the NFL of its obligations to preserve all relevant documents and communications."

The NFLPA lawsuit, which was filed May 23, claims that the NFL imposed a secret salary cap of $123 million in 2010, despite the league agreeing to have no cap that season because of the lockout.

The NFL penalized the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints for violating the cap. The league subtracted $35 million in cap space from the Redskins and $10 million from the Cowboys, and redistributed the money among 28 other clubs. The Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints were exempted from receiving their share of the money because of their own cap violations.

---Chicago Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly announced his retirement. He spent his entire 16-year NFL career with the Bears.

No player played for the team longer than Mannelly. He holds all-time team records with 245 games played and seasons played. During that span, he was a part of four division titles (2001, 2005, 2006, 2010), an NFC championship (2006) and played seven playoff games. He is tied for 43rd all-time in the NFL with 245 games played.

---The Green Bay Packers released injured second-year running back Johnathan Franklin.

On Thursday, Franklin announced he would not be playing in 2014 because of a neck injury.

Franklin, a second-year player out of UCLA, was drafted by Green Bay in the fourth round in 2013. He played in the first 11 games before seeing his rookie season cut short in Week 12 when he suffered the neck injury on his return of the opening kickoff of the game.

---Oakland Raiders second-round pick Derek Carr will enter training camp as the team's No. 2 quarterback.

Carr leapfrogged Matt McGloin on the depth chart, coach Dennis Allen said as minicamp closed.

"I like a lot of the things that I've seen out of Derek. He's still got a long way to go, but I like the direction that he's headed," Allen said, adding that the team is "expediting" Carr's progress.

---In light of off-the-field troubles involving some San Francisco 49ers players, coach Jim Harbaugh told the team to be careful as it finished its mandatory minicamp on Thursday.

"Beware with whom you associate," Harbaugh said. "It's very important to know your surroundings. Friend or foe? There always seem to be a foe. Get in football position. See around corners, under doors, and anticipate. But mainly surround yourselves around good people."

Most of the 49ers get a break until July 23 when veterans report to training camp.

---The Baltimore Ravens signed five players to their 90-man roster and waived three.

The Ravens signed linebacker Nicholas DiMarco, cornerback Dominique Franks, cornerback Aaron Ross, linebacker Austin Spitler and wide receiver Mike Willie, and waived linebacker Xavius Boyd, safety Dexter Moody and cornerback Avery Patterson.

---The Indianapolis Colts released safety Corey Lynch from injured reserve with an injury settlement.

The Colts placed Lynch on IR on June 13. The Colts signed him as a free agent in November 2013. He had six tackles on special teams in five games. He also had two tackles and three special teams stops in two playoff games.