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[September 22, 2016]
Sept 21 (The Sports Xchange) -
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is expected to miss
three weeks with a hamstring injury, according to reports.
Martin exited Sunday's 40-7 loss against the Arizona Cardinals in
the second quarter and did not return. He had seven carries for 23
The 27-year-old two-time Pro Bowler suffered the injury when he made
a cut and planted his foot. He had an MRI on Tuesday.
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Starting quarterback Jay Cutler is likely to miss at least two games
with a thumb injury, but the Chicago Bears plan to list him as
day-to-day entering Sunday's game at Dallas.
With a Sunday night game against the Cowboys (8:30 p.m. ET), the
Bears claim not to be sure when their starting quarterback will
return following Monday's 29-14 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
All signs point to veteran Brian Hoyer making the start for the 0-2
Bears. Cutler's thumb injury caused him to come out of the game in
the third quarter after losing a fumble and throwing an
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An arrest warrant has been issued for suspended Cleveland Browns
wide receiver Josh Gordon in a child paternity case.
The case stems from a complaint made in Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Juvenile Court from Christina Lockhart of Maple Heights, outside
Cleveland. She claims Gordon is the father of her now 1-year-old
daughter, according to Cleveland.com.
The complaint against Gordon was first filed in July 2015. The
warrant was issued by a judge on Aug. 31 after Gordon did not
respond to subpoenas sent to several different addresses in Los
Angeles and Cleveland, demanding that he take a DNA test.
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The Detroit Lions placed running back Ameer Abdullah on injured
reserve after he injured his left foot in Sunday's 16-15 loss to the
Abdullah, the Lions' leading rusher with 101 yards on 18 carries
this season, hobbled off the field after a 24-yard run late in the
second quarter. He has caught five passes for 57 yards and a
Initial X-rays on the foot showed no broken bones but Abdullah went
to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday for a second opinion with
specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, according to ESPN.
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The Indianapolis Colts signed wide receiver Devin Street off of the
New England Patriots' practice squad.
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Street's signing comes on the same day Colts head coach Chuck Pagano
announced that Donte Moncrief will be out for 4-6 weeks with a
fractured scapula. Moncrief exited in the first quarter in Sunday'
34-20 loss against the Denver Broncos.
Moncrief had seven receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown in the
first two games. Only No. 1 wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has more
receptions for the Colts this season.
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory, who missed the first
two games after taking an emergency trip to the hospital before the
season opener, returned to practice as a limited participant.
Ivory has not practiced since Sept. 9 and missed the games against
the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers with what the team
called a "medical issue."
Ivory was limited in practice leading into the season opener because
of a calf problem. He was hospitalized just hours before the season
opener against the Packers. He underwent tests and treatment and was
released two days later.
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The Chicago Bears signed running back Raheem Mostert to the active
roster and linebacker Ronald Powell to the practice squad.
Mostert appeared in 11 games last season, combining to return 19
kickoffs for 530 yards while splitting time between the Cleveland
Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins.
He was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted
rookie out of Purdue last year.
Jeremy Langford is the Bears' primary back, but rookie Jordan Howard
was pressed into significant duty when Ka'Deem Carey left Monday
night's loss to Philadelphia with a hamstring injury.
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