NFL notes: QB Vick is probable vs. N.E.

first_imgMichael Vick is expected to start against New England this week after an MRI confirmed Monday that he did not seriously injure his right knee Sunday in Atlanta’s victory over Minnesota. “It confirmed that it was just a mild sprain of his MCL, and he is day-to-day,” coach Jim Mora said. “That ought to put that to rest for a least two or three minutes from now when someone asks another question about it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Report: NFL suspends Lions receiver: Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers will be suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, ESPN reported Monday night. Unless Rogers appeals, the suspension could be announced this week, ESPN reported, citing sources. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league had no comment. A message seeking comment from Rogers’ agent, Kevin Poston, was left Monday night. “Cadillac” hits speed bumps: Tampa Bay’s Carnell “Cadillac” Williams may be limited in practice this week because of a sore hamstring and foot sprain. Coach Jon Gruden stressed Monday it was too early to say if the rookie running back will play against the New York Jets. “If he’s ready to go, he’ll play,” Gruden reiterated. “All I can say is the doctors will let us know. Carnell’s going to let us know.” The Falcons quarterback was injured when Minnesota rookie defensive end Erasmus James knocked him to the ground and fell on his leg in the second quarter of Atlanta’s 30-10 win. “Just because I got injured doesn’t mean that my confidence level is going to go down,” Vick said. “The same thing happened to me against Seattle, and I came back and had one of my best games against Buffalo. Injury doesn’t scare me.” center_img Williams sat out the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 17-13 victory over the Detroit Lions after he “felt something tweak” in his left hamstring earlier in the second half. Saban not fine with fines: Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban took exception Monday to fines imposed by the NFL against receiver Wes Welker and safety Tebucky Jones, who were fined $5,000 apiece for penalties they committed Sept. 25 against Carolina. Welker was penalized for an illegal crack-back block, Jones for grabbing the facemask of quarterback Jake Delhomme on a sack. Infirmary: Cornerback Antrell Rolle, Arizona’s first-round draft pick this year, will miss the rest of the season because of a left knee injury. Rolle had arthroscopic surgery Monday. … Oakland center Jake Grove underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and will likely miss three to four weeks. … St. Louis tight end Roland Williams will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. … San Diego guard Toniu Fonoti will have further surgery on his broken right hand is expected to be out two to three more weeks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


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