Saturday, September 22, 2018
Sports

Iffy Brady (knee) back at practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is taking a wait-and-see approach to his availability for the Patriots' game against the Jets on Sunday.

The quarterback returned to practice Friday after missing two days with a knee injury, but he would not commit to playing this weekend. "We'll see," Brady said after practice.

It was unclear when and how Brady injured the knee. He completed 24 of 40 passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 30-17 win at San Francisco. "I don't want to get into it much," he said. "It's just bumps and bruises, like everybody else."

Tight end Martellus Bennett also practiced after being limited Wednesday and sitting out Thursday. He has played in all 10 games this season.

Fines: Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph was fined $24,309 by the league for unnecessary roughness in a 27-20 loss to the Raiders in Mexico City on Monday night. Joseph was called for a penalty late in the third quarter after he tackled tight end Clive Walford, who made an 11-yard catch. The penalty helped lead the Raiders to a field goal. … Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon was fined $18,231 for unnecessary roughness after he drove Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to the turf after a pass early in New York's 22-16 win Sunday. … Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson was docked $18,231 for what was deemed an illegal hit on Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer on Sunday. He was called for roughing the passer on the play in the Vikings' 30-24 win. … Bills linebacker Jerry Hughes was fined $9,115 for attempting to head-butt a Bengals player. Redskins safety Su'a Cravens must pay the same amount for grabbing the face mask of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. … Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin each was fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct for making an obscene gesture in their games Sunday, ESPN reported.

Bears: Quarterback Jay Cutler is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Titans due to a shoulder injury suffered Sunday against the Giants. He hasn't practiced all week. Backup Matt Barkley is set to make his first start.

Dolphins: Center Mike Pouncey was ruled out of Sunday's game against the 49ers with a hip injury that has forced him to miss five other games this year.

Packers: Starting inside linebacker Jake Ryan, the team's leading tackler, practiced and appeared likely to play Monday against the Eagles. Ryan suffered an ankle injury in a Nov. 13 game at Tennessee, missing nearly all that game, and he sat out last week's loss at Washington. Then, in their 42-24 loss to the Redskins, the Packers lost their other starting inside linebacker, Blake Martinez, to a knee injury. That will keep him out Monday night.

Panthers: Left tackle Michael Oher (concussion), who started all 19 games last season for the Super Bowl finalists, was put on injured reserve. He has missed the past seven games. Linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion), center Ryan Kalil (shoulder) and defensive end Mario Addison (foot) were ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Kuechly and Kalil will make the trip. Addison will not.

Redskins: Tight end Jordan Reed separated his left shoulder in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys, but it was uncertain whether he would miss any games, coach Jay Gruden said.

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