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Report: union says Five Bucs contracted mrsa
G Carl Nicks and K Lawrence Tynes weren't the only Bucs who contracted a staph infection during training camp, cbssports.com reported Sunday.
Citing a players union's grievance filed last week on behalf of Tynes, the website said three other players it didn't name were treated for the MRSA infection and a member of the training staff was treated just as the players reported for camp.
The Bucs misdiagnosed Tynes, causing a two-week delay in treatment, the grievance says. Tynes needs intravenous antibiotics for at least two more weeks, cbssports.com said.
The grievance also deals with the Bucs placing Tynes on the nonfootball injury list instead of injured reserve. He is getting paid but not receiving 401(k) matching or annuity benefits and is blocked from accruing a season of service toward his pension.
Report: Packer star has broken thumb
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers star LB Clay Matthews broke a thumb while sacking Lions QB Matthew Stafford in the third quarter, profootballtalk.com reported. The team disclosed neither his injury nor his status.
Vick hurt: Eagles QB Michael Vick left in the second quarter with a hamstring injury. Vick would have returned had Nick Foles been hurt, coach Chip Kelly said. But the team later said Vick will have an MRI exam today, leaving his status for Sunday against the Bucs undetermined.
Lights go out again and again: The Ravens saw the lights go out at the Superdome during last season's Super Bowl win. After Sunday's win at Miami, coach John Harbaugh was talking in the interview room when the lights went out again. QB Joe Flacco, waiting to speak, inadvertently leaned against a switch. "I was thinking, 'Deja vu all over again,' " Harbaugh said to laughter. Soon after, LB Terrell Suggs leaned against the same switch. "Suggs got us that time," Harbaugh said, grinning. "It wasn't the commissioner."
Bills: Brian Moorman, who holds most of the team's punting records, signed. Moorman, 37, spent his first 12 seasons in Buffalo but was cut after three games last season. He replaces former FSU punter Shawn Powell, who was released after two straight poor games.
Dolphins: All-Pro DE Cameron Wake, who was questionable with a left knee injury, started against the Ravens but played only briefly. The team did not say if he aggravated the injury.
Jaguars: LT Luke Joeckel, the second overall pick in April's draft, broke an ankle and is out for the season. His leg was rolled up as he blocked on a running play vs. the Rams. QB Blaine Gabbert left with a strained left hamstring. His status hadn't been determined.
Patriots: TE Rob Gronkowski, recovering from offseason surgeries on his forearm and back, was inactive and still has not played this season.
N.Y. Giants at Chicago, 8:25
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Carolina at Minnesota, 1
Oakland at Kansas City, 1
St. Louis at Houston, 1
Green Bay at Baltimore, 1
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, 1
Cincinnati at Buffalo, 1
Detroit at Cleveland, 1
Tennessee at Seattle, 4:05
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Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25
New Orleans at New England, 4:25
Washington at Dallas, 8:30
Open: Atlanta, Miami
Monday, Oct. 14
Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:40