NFL notebook: Packers QB Rodgers will miss 5th straight game
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss his fourth consecutive game, and Matt Flynn will become the Packers' fourth starting quarterback of the season Thursday when they play the Lions in Detroit.
Rodgers, who suffered a fractured left collarbone Nov. 4 against Chicago on the opening possession of the game and has watched his team go 0-3-1 since the injury, including the game he was injured in, practiced Tuesday but was ruled out by coach Mike McCarthy on Wednesday.
RG3 defends father
RG3 stood up for RG2 on Wednesday, saying that anyone criticizing the quarterback's father for being in the Redskins locker room “needs to back off.”
Robert Griffin III said there was no underlying meaning behind his father's locker room visit after Monday night's 27-6 loss to the 49ers. The two chatted at Griffin's locker both and after Griffin's news conference, fueling more questions about the father's influence on the team.
Griffin was sacked four times by the 49ers and briefly was in agony after getting kicked in the groin area on one play, but he never left the game and is not listed on the Redskins' injury report.
Chiefs' Hali to play?
Chiefs pass rusher Tamba Hali plans to play in Sunday's matchup with the Broncos despite spraining his right ankle in last weekend's loss to San Diego. The two-time Pro Bowl linebacker rolled over his right ankle in the first half of a 41-38 loss to the Chargers.
Broncos' DT on IR
The Broncos placed defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson on season-ending injured reserve with a dislocated hip.
Vickerson was in the midst of a solid season, helping Denver rank fourth against the run and collecting 22 tackles and one sack, which came against Tom Brady in the first quarter Sunday night before he got hurt.
Vikings middle linebacker Erin Henderson returned to the team after a Nov. 19 drunken-driving arrest. ... Raiders running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) went through a light practice Wednesday and will play against Dallas on Thanksgiving Day.
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