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QB Cutler okay with hit by Suh

DETROIT — Ndamukong Suh appears to be in the clear on his big hit on Jay Cutler, and the Bears' quarterback and others said Tuesday that's just how it should be.

Suh sacked Cutler violently late in the first half of Monday's 13-7 Bears win, injuring Cutler's ribs and resuscitating talk that he's a dirty player.

A league spokesman said the play was legal. Cutler said on his weekly radio show on Chicago's WMVP-AM that the play was "clean" and Suh is "a good player."

"It was a tough hit and he caught me just right," Cutler said on his show, according to the Chicago Tribune. "It was an awkward fall more than anything."

Suh said the hit was "simply a football play" Monday.

Cutler walked off under his own power, missed one play, returned, then went to the locker room for another series to have his ribs examined.

Also, the Detroit Free Press reported that Lions receiver Nate Burleson will miss up to eight months with a broken leg.

BILLS: Nicholas Stracick, the CEO and president of the Greater Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Complex, unveiled a proposal to build a $1.4 billion waterfront sports and entertainment facility that would include a 70,000-plus-seat, retractable-roofed stadium for the team. He made a presentation to a city council committee, but the land is currently controlled by the region's transportation authority.

BROWNS: Mike Holmgren, in his farewell news conference, said of his tenure as team president: "We did not win enough games. I'm hoping the table is set for the future." Holmgren, who won a Super Bowl as Packers coach, won't complete his five-year deal under new owner Jimmy Haslam.

JAGUARS: With Maurice Jones-Drew out, the team signed running back Keith Toston and waived rookie defensive end Ryan Davis.

REDSKINS: The team released Ryan Grant and brought back fellow running back Keiland Williams.

OBITUARY: Arminta Jones, the mother of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, died Tuesday in Dallas, days after her 90th birthday. She lived in Rogersville, Mo., the team said.

QB Cutler okay with hit by Suh 10/23/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:16pm]
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