NFL notebook: Packers QB Rodgers still feeling pain, may sit another week
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 8:27 p.m.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he felt pain during practice last week, and his status is up in the air for this week's game at Dallas, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Rodgers, who hasn't played since suffering a broken collarbone Nov. 4, said a scan showed no additional healing and that he “would need different results this week in order to play this week.”
“I shouldn't be having pain doing simple movements,” Rodgers told ESPN, “... Doing quick movements or giving a handoff with left hand, those are things that gave me some discomfort. That was a clue.”
The Packers will start Matt Flynn again if Rodgers can't go.
• An Associated Press review of penalties through the first 11 weeks of the NFL season finds that an average of nearly once a game a player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career at risk. Of the 491 major infractions charted over the first 162 games of the season the AP identified, 156 involving contact with the head and neck — an average of .962 per game. Of those, 93 were for hits to the head. Quarterbacks and receivers shared the largest brunt of those hits, with the quarterbacks taking 40 and receivers taking 38.
• Quarterback Josh McCown gave the Bears a fighting chance and it might be up to Jay Cutler to complete the job. Coach Marc Trestman said there is no decision to make if Cutler's ankle sprain is healed, and that he'll start against Cleveland if healthy.
• Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not need surgery on his sprained right foot, but he likely won't play against the visiting Eagles on Sunday, ESPN.com reported.
• Redskins owner Daniel Synder won't stand in the way if coach Mike Shanahan decides to sit quarterback Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season, the Washington Post reported.
• Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee has no structural damage in his injured neck, according to multiple reports. Lee, an Upper St. Clair and Penn State product, had an MRI exam Tuesday. The Cowboys consider Lee day-to-day and likely to play this week against Green Bay.
• The Redskins promoted rookie running back Jawan Jamison to the active roster. The Redskins made the move to replace former Penn State running back Evan Royster, who was put on injured reserve.
— Wire reports
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