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NFL notebook: Packers quarterback Rodgers likely out again Thursday

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GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packers talks with Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo Tom Lynn /Getty Images)
By Wire Reports
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 8:24 p.m.
 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the chances of quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing Thursday at Detroit are “slim to none.”

McCarthy said Monday he isn't sure whether he will go with Matt Flynn, who rallied the team from a 16-point deficit to a 26-26 tie with the Vikings, or Scott Tolzien, who started the past two games but was benched with 8 minutes 22 seconds left in the third quarter Sunday.

Rodgers has not played since he broke his left collarbone Nov. 4 against Chicago.

QB Cutler remains out

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not play in Sunday's game against the Vikings, marking the third straight game he will miss because of a high ankle sprain.

Bears coach Marc Trestman made the announcement Monday, saying Josh McCown again will start this week and that Cutler's status is “week to week.”

Ryan: Smith still Jets' QB

Although Jets coach Rex Ryan was noncommittal about his quarterback situation following the Jets' 19-3 loss in Baltimore on Sunday, Ryan ended any speculation that a change would be made by announcing on Monday that Geno Smith will remain the Jets starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Miami.

Titans' DB appeals ban

Titans safety Michael Griffin is appealing his one-game suspension without pay after being labeled by the NFL as a repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.

The league announced the penalty Monday for Griffin's hit on Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera.

Broncos' Moreno bruised

Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno has an ankle bruise but should be able to play Sunday in an AFC West showdown against the Chiefs, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk.

Vikings release CB Jefferson after arrest

The Vikings released reserve cornerback A.J. Jefferson, a few hours after he was arrested and jailed on a domestic assault complaint.

According to Hennepin County records, Jefferson was being held without bail, and formal charges were not expected Monday.

According to police, Jefferson was arrested at home after a 23-year-old woman reported about 4:30 a.m. she was a victim of domestic assault.

Man credited with saving fan's ife

The man authorities said saved a woman's life after she jumped from the third level of the Raiders' stadium said he had no fear trying to catch her.

Donnie Navidad said he urged the woman not to jump Sunday. When she plunged about 45 feet at the O.co Coliseum, Navidad ended up breaking her fall.

The 61-year-old Navidad was released from the hospital and is recuperating from a severely bruised arm at his home in Stockton. The woman remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Ex-official Seeman dies

Former NFL supervisor of officials Jerry Seeman, who worked as the chief referee in two Super Bowls, died Sunday after a long bout with cancer at age 77.

 

 
 


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