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NFL notebook: Jamaal Charles injures ankle vs. Broncos

By Tribune-Review 9:26 p.m.
e_SBlt Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry left their game against Denver with ankle injuries. • Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis left the game with a high left ankle sprain, and he could miss several weeks. • Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno dislocated his left elbow during …

From Rice to Peterson, NFL endures trying week

By The Associated Press
This has been the NFL’s worst week. In the span of five days, America’s favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his then-fiancee, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree branch, reminders …

Peterson released on $15K bond

By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday. Peterson was processed at the Montgomery County jail and released on $15,000 bond, according to a sheriff’s office …

Rams DE Quinn signs 6-year, $66.575 million extension

By Wire Reports
The Rams signed defensive end Robert Quinn, who led the NFC with a franchise-record 19 sacks last season, to a six-year contract extension through the 2019 season. ESPN reported the deal is worth $66.575 million and includes $41.2 million guaranteed. …

NFL notebook: Players approve HGH testing for 2014

By Wire Reports
HGH testing is coming to the NFL this season. Player representatives to the union voted Friday to implement testing for human growth hormone for the 2014 NFL season. HGH testing was originally agreed upon in 2011, but the players balked …

Vikings RB Peterson indicted in child injury case, deactivated for Sunday’s game

By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to …

Report shows 3 in 10 ex-NFL players will suffer cognitive damage

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — The NFL estimates nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial …

Rice crisis tests NFL team owners’ trust in commissioner Goodell

By Alan Robinson
BALTIMORE — Perhaps the two NFL team owners Commissioner Roger Goodell has grown to trust most are Art Rooney II of the Steelers and John …

NFL notebook: Panthers’ Hardy returns to practice, will play Sunday

By Wire Reports
Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice Thursday, one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney. Hardy practiced in full pads, joking with teammates during warmups. He didn’t not speak to the media following the …

Steelers’ Rooney tapped for NFL probe into Rice video

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Steelers president Art Rooney II and John Mara of the New York Giants will oversee a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against Ravens running back Ray Rice, league spokesman …

Vanaski: Of Rice and Men: NFL fails

By Nafari Vanaski
Oh, for heaven’s sake, NFL, just take him back already. You know you want to. You know as well as I do that Ray Rice’s indefinite ban from the game is indefinite only because you don’t know how long it …

NFL notebook: PSU grad Still promoted to Bengals’ active roster

By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI — Defensive tackle Devon Still got the early-morning call from an assistant coach while he was still asleep. Could he come to Paul Brown …

Ravens try to shift focus back to football

By Ralph N. Paulk
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh struggled to find the right words to describe how his team has been impacted by the controversy surrounding running back Ray …

New video evidence forces Ravens to cut Ray Rice

By Megha Satyanarayana
Hours after video surfaced on Monday showing Ray Rice knocking his fiancee to the floor of a casino elevator, the Twitter message from his employers …

Steelers defensive back Gay says running back Rice ‘needs help in life’

By Alan Robinson
Steelers cornerback William Gay didn’t need to watch the Ray Rice video he calls “tough to watch, disturbing” to understand the tragedy and trauma of …

NFL notebook: Chiefs lose Pro Bowl LB Johnson, DeVito to Achilles injuries

By Wire Reports
• The Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney, the top overall pick in this year’s draft, suffered a torn meniscus in Sunday’s win over Washington, according to multiple reports. NFL.com reported Clowney will be out four to six weeks. Clowney left the game …