The investigation is still ongoing, but Schefter says there is a "growing sense" Elliott will miss at least one game.
Elliott was accused of beating a woman who he had a "sexual relationship" with in July 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.
In an investigation that has spanned almost a year, the NFL appears to be closing in on some sort of resolution involving Elliott and a possible violation of the league's personal conduct policy.
With Ezekiel Elliott facing a likely suspension, there are rumors that the Dallas Cowboys could be seeking a bit of help for the backfield to start the season.
The Cowboys do not yet know anything definitive about Elliott's fate ... but if he is about to know the charges so will they. The Cowboys have veterans Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris behind Elliott on the roster, but they are expected to bring in more help - for competition and depth in training camp if nothing else.
Although the league now denies that a decision has been made in the case, you have to believe they'd likely issue a suspension prior to the start of the regular season. Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown received just a one-game suspension last year after admitting to years of abusing his wife.
Elliott is entering his second year after a banner rookie season. Elliott was named first-team All-Pro and made the Pro Bowl.