NFL notebook: Packers RB Harris lost for season
By Wire Reports
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 9:09 p.m.
Packers starting running back DuJuan Harris is out for the year after injuring his right knee last week against the Seahawks.
Harris said he hurt the patella tendon and hoped to have surgery soon. He hurt the same knee during the offseason.
Harris appeared to get injured after being flipped over near the sideline by a defender during the 17-10 preseason loss.
“It is what it is, you know?” Harris said.
The Packers drafted Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in the second round. He and Harris were being counted on to solidify the running game.
Union out for Hernandez
The NFL Players Association filed a grievance to help former Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez collect an $82,000 workout bonus.
The union said it has a responsibility to protect the rights in the collective bargaining agreement for all players. Hernandez's contract provides for him to receive that amount if he participated in the team's workouts from April to June.
RB Stewart on PUP list
The Panthers put Jonathan Stewart on the physically unable to perform list, meaning the veteran running back will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.
Stewart, who hasn't practiced since undergoing offseason surgery on both ankles, said his goal is to return for Carolina's Oct. 20 game against the Rams.
Ex-WR Young skips court
A California judge issued an arrest warrant for Titus Young after the former Lions wide receiver missed a fourth court hearing on an 11-count criminal case.
However, Young's attorney, Altus Hudson, said he doesn't expect his client to be arrested, saying the court knows his location. He declined to elaborate outside court.
RG3 could get OK
Quarterback Robert Griffin III could get the all-clear to play in the regular season when he meets with his surgeon Thursday night.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin will meet with Dr. James Andrews while the Redskins are in Florida for their final preseason game against the Buccaneers.
Said Shanahan: “I know Dr. Andrews will sit down and evaluate Robert and probably just give us his recommendation.”
Browns WRs plea
Browns wide receivers Greg Little and Josh Gordon pleaded not guilty to traffic violations and speeding tickets.
Little, who previously has admitted driving 127 mph in a 55 mph zone, has three outstanding citations.
Gordon was ticketed twice for speeding, once for driving 98 mph. Both players are due back in court Sept. 10.
Also, the Browns placed running back Montario Hardesty on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.
Lions cut ‘Kickalicious'
The Lions released kicker Havard Rugland, the 28-year-old Norwegian dubbed “Kickalicious,” who became an Internet sensation after producing a YouTube video highlighted by quirky trick shots.
Around the league
One day after signing with the Buccaneers, tight end Mike Shanahan, a former Norwin High School and Pitt product, was cut. … The Jets signed kicker Dan Carpenter to compete with incumbent Nick Folk and released Billy Cundiff. … Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain, Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and Titans receiver Kevin Walter will each miss at least the first six weeks of the season with injuries. … The 49ers confirmed they traded outside linebacker Parys Haralson to the Saints. … The Cardinals released former Penn State tight end Mickey Shuler.
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