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Ravens LB Ray Lewis has a torn triceps and could be out for the season, Fox Sports reported Sunday.

The injury was not a complete tear and the Ravens will know more after an MRI exam scheduled for today, the report said.

Lewis, 37, a 13-time Pro Bowl pick and seven-time All-Pro selection out of Miami, has 411/2 career sacks and 31 interceptions.

Steelers rookie DL busted after chase

Steelers rookie DL Alameda Ta'amu was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman, authorities said. Ta'amu, 22, of Kent, Wash., was driving a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Pittsburgh's South Side at about 2:30 a.m., police said. The 6-foot-3, 348-pounder fled officers and crashed into four parked cars, injuring a woman, then fled on foot before he was restrained by four officers and arrested, police said.

BROWNS: Rookie RB Trent Richardson left with a rib injury in the first half against the Bengals. … They ended a franchise-record-tying losing streak at 11 against the same team, the Bengals, they beat in 1975 to end their other 11-game skid.

CARDINALS: S Kerry Rhodes was carried off the field against the Bills with a back injury with 5:41 to play in regulation.

EAGLES: Rookie DT Fletcher Cox was ejected in the fourth quarter after getting an unnecessary roughness penalty for punching a player on a Detroit extra point.

FALCONS: Coach Mike Smith (49-21) tied Dan Reeves for the most victories in franchise history.

JETS: Joe McKnight injured his left ankle at the end of a 61-yard run three plays after fellow RB Bilal Powell left with a shoulder injury. Both have MRI exams scheduled today.

LIONS: Jason Hanson passed John Carney for third on the career list for points (2,074) and field goals (479). Carney had 2,062 and 478, respectively.

PATRIOTS: WR Wes Welker tied Jerry Rice's NFL record with his 15th game of at least 10 receptions and 100 yards receiving.

RAIDERS: DE Andre Carter made his debut after missing 10 months with a torn quadriceps and had one tackle against the Falcons. Carter had 10 sacks last season with New England.

REDSKINS: The team is likely to face a fine for not disclosing the nature of QB Robert Griffin III's injury last week, Fox reported. … S Jordan Pugh left the fourth quarter twice with a head injury. He was cleared to return after the first injury, the team said, then was diagnosed with a concussion after the second.

SEAHAWKS: Jon Ryan averaged 60 yards on four punts. According to he's the first punter since 1960 to average 60 yards on four or more punts.

Times wires


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