Rodgers was scheduled for a check-up Tuesday to determine the
extent of his recovery from a fractured collarbone. McCarthy did not
divulge details of that exam at his Tuesday afternoon press
McCarthy did pour cold water on the NFL Network report that Rodgers
could be shut down for the season.
"There have been no internal discussions to shutting Aaron Rodgers
down," McCarthy said, adding that Rodgers "feels good" and will be a
limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he reached out to the
league office over the weekend when his two sons pointed out that
his near-interference with Baltimore Ravens return man Jacoby Jones
remained a national talking point.
Tomlin summed up his position on the sideline during Thursday's game
-- with his right foot on the field during a Jones kickoff return in
the third quarter — as a bad mistake.
"My actions are a lot of things — embarrassing, inexcusable,
illegal, a blunder," he said. "I take full responsibility for my
actions on that play."
Five former Kansas City Chiefs players are suing the franchise in an
effort to learn what the team knew — and when — about concussions,
according to the Kansas City Star.
Kevin Porter, Joe Phillips, Louis Cooper, Chris Martin and Leonard
Griffin are suing for damages related to brain injuries suffered
during their careers. They are seeking undisclosed financial
The lawsuit is the first known to have been filed against an
individual team. The National Football League recently settled the
"Concussion Case" for $765 million with former players, without
admitting guilt or being ordered to reveal a timeline of the
league's knowledge about brain injuries.
Journeyman backup quarterback Caleb Hanie signed with the Cleveland
With health questions likely to impact coach Rob Chudzinski's
decision on a starting quarterback this week, Hanie adds needed
insurance for Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden.
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Middle linebacker Sean Lee is expected to return
for the Dallas Cowboys next Monday's game against the Bears in
Lee injured his hamstring Nov. 10 in a lopsided loss to the New
Detroit Lions linebacker and special teams player Travis Lewis
was hit with a four-game suspension from the NFL for violating
the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
If the Lions make the playoffs, Lewis would be able to return to
St. Louis Rams veteran center Scott Wells will be lost for the
remainder of the year after he suffered a broken ankle in
Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Wells, 32, had started all 12 games this season.
The Indianapolis Colts promoted outside linebacker Daniel Adongo
and tackle Xavier Nixon from the practice squad to the active
The New York Jets signed kick returner Darius Reynaud to replace
Josh Cribbs, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve
with a shoulder injury.
Reynaud is a return specialist who was released by the Tennessee
Titans earlier in the season, after making multiple mistakes
The Cincinnati Bengals placed guard Clint Boling on
season-ending injured reserve because of a torn ACL and filled
the roster spot by re-signing offensive tackle Dennis Roland.
Two security guards were fired for having their pictures taken
with New England quarterback Tom Brady after the Houston Texans'
loss to the Patriots on Sunday at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
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(Editing by Frank Pingue)