Monday, September 24, 2018
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'Clean bill of heath' for Cards' Arians after scare

TEMPE, Ariz. — Bruce Arians was back at work Wednesday, saying he has been given "an absolute clean bill of health" but otherwise declining to talk about his brief hospital stay this week.

"I'm full go, brother," the Cardinals' coach said after practice. "I'm fine." Whatever happened that led to his hospitalization is "between me and my wife."

The Cardinals said Monday that Arians felt discomfort after his return from Minneapolis and the game against the Vikings on Sunday, leading his wife to take him to the hospital. After a series of tests, he was released late Monday and was back at his desk Tuesday.

Brady sits, Gronk out: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not practice due to a knee injury, but it should not affect his availability for Sunday's game against the Jets, ESPN reported. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to miss his second straight game with a perforated lung, ESPN reported.

Report: Ex-Nole Williams suspended: Steelers running back Karlos Williams was suspended for 10 games for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, reports said. The former Seminole was added to the practice squad last month after he served a four-game drug ban. He was Buffalo's 2015 fifth-round draft choice and scored 11 touchdowns. He was cut last summer because he showed up for training camp out of shape.

Bears: Jay Cutler's season isn't over, coach John Fox said, despite reports to the contrary about the right shoulder injury the quarterback suffered Sunday against the Giants. Cutler's status for Sunday against the Titans was uncertain.

Browns: For the first time since breaking a bone in his left shoulder in the season opener, Robert Griffin III practiced, a significant step for the quarterback whose career has been undermined by injuries and whose future remains unclear.

Dolphins: Defensive end Dion Jordan practiced for the first time in nearly two years after a long suspension and knee surgery, but it's uncertain whether he'll play this year. Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said the team will assess his health and avoid rushing him back.

Rams: Cornerback Troy Hill was re-signed to the practice squad, one day after he was waived in the wake of his arrest Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Coach Jeff Fisher said he believes in second chances. Hill declined to go into details about the arrest or the accident that preceded it on a freeway near Encino.

Seahawks: Coach Pete Carroll was pessimistic about free safety Earl Thomas and cornerback DeShawn Shead playing Sunday against the Bucs because of hamstring injuries suffered last weekend against Philadelphia. Steven Terrell would likely start in place of Thomas. Jeremy Lane and Neiko Thorpe would fill in for Shead.

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