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Patriots' star TE out after surgery

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after surgery for a broken left forearm, the Associated Press reported.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick gave no update on the high-scoring, free-spirited tight end, who appeared to be hurt while blocking on an extra point late in Sunday's 59-24 win over the Colts .

The Patriots gave no estimate of how long Gronkowski might be out.

Gronkowski caught two touchdowns Sunday, making him the first tight end in NFL history with at least 10 touchdowns in three consecutive seasons.

Ravens' star safety Reed suspended

NEW YORK — The league suspended Ravens star safety Ed Reed for Sunday's game against San Diego for repeated hits to the head and neck area. Reed is suspended for three violations in three seasons. The latest came Sunday against Pittsburgh when he was penalized for a hit to the head of receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Reed told coach John Harbaugh he planned to appeal.

BRONCOS: Running back Willis McGahee tore a ligament in his right knee. Coach John Fox said McGahee won't require surgery and won't go on injured reserve.

JAGUARS: Chad Henne will start at quarterback next week against Tennessee. Coach Mike Mularkey cited Henne's performance against Houston, not Blaine Gabbert's right forearm injury.

LIONS: Receiver Titus Young is benched for Thursday's game against Houston for what coach Jim Schwartz called "unacceptable" behavior during Sunday's loss to Green Bay. Schwartz did not specify. … Cornerback Drayton Florence returned to Sunday's game after suffering a concussion, reported. Schwartz defended the team's procedures, saying Florence passed all the concussion tests on the sideline.

PANTHERS: On the heels of Sunday's blown 11-point lead in an overtime loss to the Bucs, Ron Rivera said he doesn't know if he'll remain the coach beyond this season. Based on recent conversations with owner Jerry Richardson, Rivera said, "I know that nothing is going to happen until after the season."

REDSKINS: Brandon Meriweather is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

STEELERS: Backup quarterback Byron Leftwich, who played Sunday in place of injured Ben Roethlisberger, hurt his ribs in the first quarter against Baltimore and will not start next week in Cleveland. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported the decision. ESPN reported that the veteran broke two ribs. Roethlisberger (sprained right shoulder, dislocated rib) is out indefinitely. … ESPN reported receiver Plaxico Burress, who spent his first five seasons in Pittsburgh, will go there today to take a physical and possibly sign. He has not played since spending last season with the Jets.

Patriots' star TE out after surgery 11/19/12 [Last modified: Monday, November 19, 2012 10:48pm]
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