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Browns' Delhomme still iffy

BEREA, Ohio — Jake Delhomme's ankle still looks a little shaky. His playing status for Sunday's game is uncertain, too.

The Browns' starting quarterback, who missed the past two games with a badly sprained right ankle, practiced for the second straight day Friday, but it's still not certain if he'll play against the Bengals.

Delhomme returned to practice Thursday after being sidelined since Sept. 12, when he sprained his ankle during the first half of the season-opening loss at the Bucs. He was inactive the past two weeks as backup Seneca Wallace started.

Coach Eric Mangini will wait to see how Delhomme's ankle responds after a second practice and treatment before deciding upon a starter.

REVIS IMPROVING: Darrelle Revis is getting closer to returning to the lineup for the Jets. The All-Pro cornerback participated in individual drills for the first time since injuring his left hamstring nearly two weeks ago but will not play at Buffalo.

BANGED-UP RAMS: The availability of Rams running back Steven Jackson and safety Oshiomogho Atogwe against Seattle will be a game-day decision. Jackson is nursing a groin injury, and Atogwe bruised his thigh last week against Washington. Also, the Rams avoided a blackout this week when sponsors bought up the remaining 6,000 nonpremium tickets.

FINES: The NFL imposed six fines from last week's Titans-Giants game, including five of $5,000 each, to New York linemen David Diehl, Kareem McKenzie and Adam Koets and Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan and defensive end Jason Babin. Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards (hitting QB in head and an unnecessary roughness), Bills receiver Steve Johnson (inappropriate gesture, pretending to shoot a shotgun) and Chiefs defensive end Shaun Smith (punch to the groin) received $10,000 fines. Ravens tackle Michael Oher (punching) and safety Tom Zbikowski (unnecessary roughness) were fined $5,000 each for their actions against the Browns. The Lions fined safety Louis Delmas $5,000 apparently for making an obscene gesture toward fans in Minneapolis.

BILLS: Former USF linebacker Kawika Mitchell was released after coming to an injury settlement. The seven-year pro was trying to come back from a right knee injury. … Starting cornerback Terrence McGee is out with a knee injury.

BRONCOS: Starting running back Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) is out for the second straight week. Moreno had 111 yards and two touchdowns in the first two games.

CARDINALS: Nose tackle Dan Williams won't play Sunday because he's overweight, according to a Phoenix radio station. Williams, the team's first-round pick this year, is listed at 327 pounds.

DOLPHINS: Linebacker Channing Crowder is sidelined again, a setback in his attempt to recover from a groin injury that has kept the former Gator out all season.

49ERS: Starting strong safety Michael Lewis did not attend walkthrough practice before the team traveled to Atlanta to play the Falcons. Coach Mike Singletary would say only that Lewis was absent for personal reasons. The Sacramento Bee reported that Lewis asked the team to release him.

GIANTS: Defensive lineman Mathias Kiwanuka will be sidelined indefinitely with a bulging disc in his neck.

RAVENS: Starting running back Ray Rice, nursing a deep bone bruise, said he's optimistic he'll play Sunday against the Steelers, reported.

REDSKINS: Punter Josh Bidwell, who missed last week's game after feeling a pop in his right hip during warmups, punted at practice and is set to play Sunday.

SEAHAWKS: Linebacker Leroy Hill went on injured reserve with a right Achilles' tendon injury.

STEELERS: Right guard Trai Essex will miss a second straight game with a sprained left ankle and will be replaced again by Doug Legursky, a former undrafted free agent.

TITANS: Starting right cornerback Jason McCourty will not play Sunday against the Broncos. He had surgery Tuesday morning on a broken forearm.

Browns' Delhomme still iffy 10/01/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 1, 2010 11:00pm]
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