NFL notebook: Dolphins owner to meet with Martin
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross broke his silence on the bullying scandal that has engulfed his team, saying he's appalled by Jonathan Martin's allegations of daily harassment by teammates.
Ross said he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday at an undisclosed location and that he has been in touch with the tackle through text messages.
“I look forward to that meeting. I think that can help us move forward,” Ross said. “I'd like to hear from him what had happened, why he felt that way and what we did and what we could have done to prevent something like this from happening. I want to hear the circumstances, the facts.”
The owner vowed before Monday night's game between the Dolphins and Buccaneers to get to bottom of the allegations and create a locker room culture that “suits the 21st century.”
“It couldn't have been a worse nightmare,” said Ross, who was joined at the press conference by team president and chief executive officer Tom Garfinkel.
Manning OK, will play Sunday
The MRI determined the hit caused no further damage to Peyton Manning's tender right ankle. Now Manning and the Broncos are curious what the NFL thinks of that hit.
Interim coach Jack Del Rio said the Broncos have sent replays to the league offices of Corey Liuget's dive at Manning's ankles in the closing minutes of Denver's 28-20 win over San Diego.
Manning, whose ankles have been hurting since games against Jacksonville and Indianapolis last month, stayed down after Liuget dove at him after a completed pass that iced the game with 1:44 left. Manning limped through the rest of the game and in the locker room afterward.
An MRI on Monday showed no further damage to the ankle, which was heavily taped throughout the Chargers game. Del Rio said Manning would play Sunday in Denver's AFC West showdown against Kansas City.
Titans' Locker out for season
Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, leaving Tennessee trying to rally with Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Not only did the Titans lose Locker on Sunday, they also became the first team to lose to previously winless Jacksonville this season.
Pryor's injury not the culprit
Oakland coach Dennis Allen said he doesn't believe quarterback Terrelle Pryor's sprained right knee was the reason the Raiders' offense struggled so much in their loss to the Giants.
Pryor revealed after the 24-20 loss Sunday that he played despite a sprained medial collateral ligament that he first injured last week and that got worse during the week.
Cowboys' LB Lee sidelined
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (Upper St. Clair/Penn State) is out for three or four weeks with a hamstring pull, ESPN.com reported. Lee was injured in the second quarter of Sunday's 49-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Lee had an MRI on Monday. He said after the game that the injury was “not good.”
Report: Packers will sign Flynn
The Packers, who are down to their third-string quarterback, will sign Matt Flynn, ESPN reported. Since leaving Green Bay as an unrestricted free agent, Flynn has been traded by the Seahawks and released by the Raiders and Bills in the past 18 months. He was unclaimed off waivers last week when released by Buffalo.
The Packers have lost starter Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) and backup Seneca Wallace (groin) to injuries.
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