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NFL notebook: Woodland Hills product Miles undergoes emergency surgery

By Wire Reports
Rontez Miles’ season debut for the Jets never made it to game day. The backup safety from Woodland Hills and Cal (Pa.) had emergency surgery on his right leg Thursday night after he was injured in practice earlier in ...

NFL notebook: Cutler’s future with Bears not yet determined

By Wire Reports
Quarterback Jay Cutler’s future with the Bears is not determined beyond this week, coach Marc Trestman said Thursday while announcing Jimmy Clausen would make his first start since 2010. Trestman stressed his decision to bench the team’s highly paid quarterback, ...

NFL notebook: Bears bench QB Cutler, turn to Clausen

By Wire Reports
The Bears benched quarterback Jay Cutler and plan to start Jimmy Clausen against the Lions on Sunday, according to an ESPN report. The move, which comes in the death throes of a season in ruins, is a seismic shift ...

NFL notebook: Cowboys won’t rule out RB Murray

By The Associated Press
Running back DeMarco Murray could play Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys six days after surgery on his broken left hand. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher, would not need ...

League official says Vincent met with Peterson to ‘lend a helping hand’

By The Associated Press
Troy Vincent said he visited Adrian Peterson at his Texas home, held one of his sons on his lap and offered guidance to open the door toward getting the former NFL MVP back on track and on the field after ...

NFL notebook: Cowboys RB Murray breaks hand, has surgery

By Wire Reports
Rushing leader DeMarco Murray has a broken hand that requires surgery and may miss Sunday’s game against Indianapolis as the Cowboys make a run at ...

NFL notebook: Raiders owner plans sweeping changes to fix franchise

By Tribune-Review
• Raiders owner Mark Davis plans to make major changes to the team, according to ESPN. Those plans include spending lots of money and overhauling the organization in an attempt to build a winning team. The changes could include firing ...

NFL notebook: Browns give boot to struggling kicker Cundiff

By Wire Reports
Billy Cundiff practiced inside FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday, working on his mechanics and hoping to snap out of his recent funk. He won’t play there Sunday. The Browns waived the slumping kicker Saturday and replaced him with veteran Garrett ...

NFL notebook: Peterson’s appeal denied

By Wire Reports
An arbiter appointed by the NFL ruled Friday that Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will remain suspended until at least next spring in the ...

NFL notebook: Hip injury could sideline Packers RB Lacy for Week 15

By Wire Reports
Packers running back Eddie Lacy said the hip injury he suffered in Monday’s victory over the Falcons could affect his availability for Sunday’s game at the Bills. “It depends on how the rest of the week goes,” he told the ...

Ex-Steeler Blount given 50 hours of community service in pot charge deal

By Margaret Harding
Former Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount will perform 50 hours of community service as part of a deal with prosecutors to drop a marijuana possession ...

NFL notebook: Newton released from hospital, out Sunday

By Wire Reports
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was released from the hospital Wednesday and will not be charged in connection with the two-vehicle crash. Newton will not ...

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton taken to hospital after crash

By Charlotte Observer
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton likely will miss this week’s game against Tampa Bay after suffering two fractures in his lower back during a two-car ...

NFL notebook: Niners activate Bowman to 53-man roster

By Tribune-Review
NaVorro Bowman realizes just by strapping on a helmet again and stepping onto the practice field he could provide the 49ers and their defense a serious emotional lift when they desperately need one. Even if the former Penn State ...

Manziel may replace Hoyer as Browns QB; Pettine undecided

By The Associated Press
BEREA, Ohio — The switch at starting quarterback appears inevitable this week. It may be time for the Cleveland Browns to turn the offense over to Johnny Football. After starter Brian Hoyer played poorly again in Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis, ...

NFL notebook: Chiefs safety Berry has Hodgkin’s

By Wire Reports
Chiefs safety Eric Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a “very treatable and potentially curable” form of ...