NFL Notebook: Ravens dump offensive coordinator Cameron
By The Associated Press
Published: Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, 2:34 p.m.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Cam Cameron was fired as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, who have lost two straight and are still striving for consistency in the running and passing game.
Cameron ran the team's offense since the start of the 2008 season, when current coach Jim Harbaugh replaced Brian Billick. Since that time, the Ravens' attack has repeatedly taken a back seat to the team's defense.
Jim Caldwell, who was hired as quarterbacks coach before the season, will assume Cameron's duties. Caldwell was head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-11.
RG3 uncertain for Sunday
All the medical terms associated with Robert Griffin III's knee injury can be boiled down to one simple message: It's not too bad.
Beyond that, there are still some very important unknowns.
The NFL's top-rated quarterback might play Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit the Cleveland Browns.
49ers suspend Jacobs for remainder of season
The San Francisco 49ers suspended little-used running back Brandon Jacobs for the final three games of the regular season.
The 49ers did not say why Jacobs, 30, who appeared in two games this season and had five carries for seven yards, was disciplined. The Associated Press reported that Jacobs recently had complained on social media sites about his lack of playing time, including one post during the weekend saying that he was “rotting away” in San Francisco.
Jaguars' Mularkey released from hospital
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey is out of the hospital and feeling fine.
The Jaguars said Mularkey was released Monday afternoon after a brief stay that included tests. Mularkey showed up at the facility a day after his team's 17-10 loss to the New York Jets and started feeling ill. He went to a team trainer, who took him to a nearby hospital.
Whisenhunt safe until end of season
Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said a decision on whether Ken Whisenhunt remains as coach will be made after the season.
Bidwill called the team's 58-0 loss at Seattle on Sunday “unacceptable” and said he has been evaluating the situation on a week-to-week basis as the losing streak has grown to nine games.
Tagliabue bounty ruling coming Tuesday
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will rule Tuesday afternoon on the latest round of player appeals in the NFL's bounty probe, and any potential punishment will be delayed by a week, a person familiar with the decision said.
The delay is designed to give a federal judge in New Orleans the opportunity to rule on pending motions to throw out the suspensions and remove Tagliabue as the appointed arbitrator for the player appeals to the league.
Raiders reinstate McClain
The Oakland Raiders reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain from the suspended list on Monday and cut starting cornerback Ron Bartell in the team's latest roster shake-up.
The Raiders also cut backup fullback Owen Schmitt (West Virginia).
Cutler expects to play against Packers
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he expects to play this week against Green Bay.
Cutler said “unless something drastic happens, absolutely” he will be ready to play against the Packers after leaving Sunday's loss at Minnesota with a sore neck. He said he got treatment on Monday and “should be ready to go later in the week.”
Bills' Jackson done for season
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will miss the remainder of the season with a sprained ligament in his right knee.
Coach Chan Gailey provided the update Monday saying Jackson is expected to miss between three and five weeks.
Around the league
The Arizona Cardinals have claimed quarterback Brian Hoyer off waivers from the Steelers. ... Receiver Armon Binns was awarded to the Miami Dolphins off waivers from Cincinnati. ... Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have passed concussion tests and could return to practice with the Eagles once they've been cleared by an independent neurologist.
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