Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Mystery about Bills' Harvin

WATFORD, England — Bills receiver Percy Harvin informed the team last week that he "needed to take some time for personal reasons," general manager Doug Whaley said Friday.

Whaley said he has not been in contact with the former Gator and the Bills didn't plan to reach out to him until they return from London after Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Harvin sat out Sunday's game against the Bengals with a hip injury and did not travel to London

"There's a lot of other things that are going on, it's just not strictly injury-related," Whaley said at the team's practice facility north of London. He did not say what those things are.

The Buffalo News reported Thursday that Harvin was considering retiring because of a lingering hip injury.

week 6 Fines: Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon was fined $37,363 for two hits on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. … Giants defensive end Damontre Moore was fined $20,000 for roughing the passer against the Eagles' Sam Bradford. … Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien was docked $8,68 for a late hit on Texans QB Brian Hoyer. … Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was fined $23,152 for spearing Panthers center Ryan Kalil.

Browns: Johnny Manziel is expected to remain the backup quarterback as the NFL investigates whether he violated its personal conduct policy. Manziel was questioned Oct. 12 by police in Avon, Ohio, after he and girlfriend Colleen Crowley argued while he drove on a highway. Crowley told police that Manziel hit her several times. Manziel denied it. Manziel did tell police both had been drinking. He wasn't arrested, and the couple was allowed to leave together. … Former Gator cornerback Joe Haden will miss his second straight game Sunday because of a concussion.

Chargers: Tight end Antonio Gates sprained his left MCL on Sunday against the Packers and is questionable for Sunday against the Raiders, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Chiefs: Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has passed the league's concussion protocol and should be available for Sunday against the Steelers.

Cowboys: Receiver Dez Bryant didn't travel with the team, making it unlikely he'll return from a broken foot Sunday against the Giants.

Eagles: Rookie receiver Nelson Agholor (ankle), a former Berkeley Prep standout, was ruled out of Sunday's game against the undefeated Panthers. Former Gators receiver Riley Cooper (knee) is questionable.

49ers: Safety Antoine Bethea was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury suffered Thursday against the Seahawks.

Steelers: All signs point to quarterback Landry Jones making his first NFL start Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger, who has missed the past three games with a knee sprain and a bone bruise, ramped up his practice reps this week but is questionable. Backup Michael Vick is out with a hamstring injury. If Roethlisberger does not dress, the emergency quarterback is expected to be Tyler Murphy, a quarterback at Florida and Boston College who made Pittsburgh's 53-man roster for the first two weeks of the season as a receiver.

Titans: Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota is out of Sunday's game against the Falcons with a sprained MCL. Zach Mettenberger will start.

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