Smith threw three interceptions in the first quarter of the Jets'
42-34 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and was pulled for Vick
after 12 plays. He also suffered a shoulder injury and had X-rays
after the game.
Jets general manager John Idzik continues to stick by Rex Ryan even
as the losses pile up, saying his coach's job is safe for now.
This comes a day after the Buffalo Bills benefited from six
turnovers by the Jets in a 43-23 rout at MetLife Stadium on Sunday,
dropping Ryan's team to an embarrassing 1-7 record with a seventh
The Chicago Bears have lost defensive end Lamarr Houston and left
guard Matt Slauson for the season.
Houston suffered a torn right ACL while celebrating a sack of backup
quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the fourth quarter of a 51-23
loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. The Bears were losing by
25 points when Houston was injured. Slauson suffered a torn right
pectoral muscle, general manager Phil Emery said.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appreciates more than
ever his high-profile rivalry with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton
Manning as the two modern marvels face off again Sunday in the
twilight of their storied careers.
"Five, six years ago you don't think about those things," Brady said
in a radio interview with WEEI in Boston. "But as you mature a
little bit and realize this could always be the last one, then you
do. It's pretty special."
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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith will miss several weeks with
a sprained foot, coach John Harbaugh said.
Smith was injured Sunday in the Ravens' 27-24 loss to the Cincinnati
The San Diego Chargers reportedly released cornerback Richard
Marshall, in his second year with the Chargers, had no interceptions
or pass breakups in eight games. His release was reported by Pro
Football Talk, which cited a league source.
Brian Quick, the St. Louis Rams' leading wide receiver, reportedly
suffered a dislocated shoulder and torn rotator cuff and is expected
to miss the rest of the season.
Quick suffered the injuries on his lone catch in the second quarter
of the Rams' 34-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday,
according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived quarterback Mike Kafka, the team
announced. The Buccaneers also released wide receiver Eric Page from
the practice squad and placed cornerback Derrius Brooks on practice
squad injured reserve list.
(Editing by Frank Pingue)
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