National Football League roundup
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[October 13, 2016]
Oct 12 (The Sports Xchange) -
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was placed on injured
Decker hoped his partially torn rotator cuff would respond to rest
and treatment, but after missing losses to the Seattle Seahawks and
Pittsburgh Steelers, the shoulder injury remains problematic.
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins could return to the Buffalo Bills later
Noted specialist Dr. Roberts Anderson told Watkins he did not need
another surgery on his injured left foot. Watkins was placed on
injured reserve last month with chronic discomfort in his foot.
Dez Bryant was on the field at the start of practice Wednesday, a
sign the Dallas Cowboys could have their top receiver on the field
Sunday at Green Bay.
The Cowboys (4-1) have won four consecutive games, including the
past two without Bryant. He is recovering from what head coach Jason
Garrett classified as a hairline fracture below his left knee.
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said running back Eddie
Lacy (ankle) would spend Wednesday's practice time rehabbing his
If Lacy is unable to start Sunday, McCarthy would turn those duties
over to James Starks. Starks is the only healthy running back on the
roster and if Lacy is out Sunday, practice squad rookie Don Jackson
would likely be promoted.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Buffalo Bills running back
Karlos Williams to their practice squad on Wednesday.
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Williams, 23, was suspended for the first four games of the 2016
season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He was
released by the Bills on Aug. 21.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named AFC
Offensive Player of the Week for his triumphant return to the NFL by
throwing for 406 yards and three touchdowns.
The Arizona Cardinals re-signed quarterback Zac Dysert to their
The 6-foot-3, 223-pound Dysert was released from the Cardinals'
active roster on Monday with quarterback Carson Palmer being cleared
the next day from the NFL's concussion protocol.
The Detroit Lions signed wide receiver Jay Lee to their practice
squad and released defensive back Charles Washington to make room.
Lee, 23, originally signed with the Lions as an undrafted rookie
free agent out of Baylor earlier this season and participated in
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