NFL notebook: Broncos coach Fox taken to hospital
Denver coach John Fox was taken to a hospital in the Charlotte, N.C., area Saturday after feeling light-headed while playing golf during the Broncos' bye week.
Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said the 58-year-old Fox “is in good spirits and he told me he did not suffer a heart attack and he's undergoing additional tests to determine the best course of action.”
Fox was with a group of friends and family on a golf course near his offseason home when he started feeling dizzy, Smyth said.
Union looks into Martin case
The NFL Players Association is looking into Jonathan Martin's situation in Miami but has not launched an investigation into possible harassment of the offensive tackle by his teammates.
Martin left the Dolphins on Monday to receive help for emotional issues, and it's unclear whether he's expected back.
In a statement by the union, the NFLPA stressed its concern about players being provided a “safe and professional workplace.” Martin reportedly left the Dolphins because of the way teammates were treating him, with guard Richie Incognito cited in one report.
Jets promote DB Miles
The Jets promoted rookie safety Rontez Miles from the practice squad to the active roster and cut wide receiver Michael Campbell.
Miles, an undrafted free agent out of Woodland Hills and California (Pa.), had four tackles and one pass breakup during the preseason.
Report: Bears sign Ratliff
Former Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff reached a one-year deal with the Bears, ESPN reported.
Ratliff, released by the Cowboys two weeks ago, citing a failed physical, also visited the Chiefs and Dolphins.
Saints activate LB Vilma
The Saints activated linebacker Jonathan Vilma (knee) from the reserve injured list a day before they play his former team, the Jets.
Around the league
Packers veteran receiver James Jones (knee) put his chances of playing Monday night against the Bears at 50/50. … The Panthers activated running back Jonathan Stewart from the physically unable to perform list. … The Cowboys placed guard Brian Waters on injured reserve. ... Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is due in court Dec. 27 stemming from a drunken driving arrest in Alameda County, Calif.
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