Friday, December 15, 2017
Sports

RG3 better after getting concussed

ASHBURN, Va. — Robert Griffin III felt good enough to attend a meeting Monday morning and seemed, by all accounts, to be fine a day after suffering his first NFL concussion.

Griffin still has to complete the league's mandated return-to-play protocol before he can practice, but his Redskins teammates and coach Mike Shanahan were optimistic the Heisman Trophy winner will play this week against the Vikings.

"We should fine out in the next few days exactly what happens," Shanahan said. "Right now it looks good. I'm not really sure if it stays that way."

Griffin was knocked out of Sunday's loss to Atlanta after taking a hit along the sideline.

POLAMALU OUT AGAIN: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin ruled safety Troy Polamalu out of Thursday's game against the Titans after the All-Pro aggravated his strained right calf in the first quarter of Sunday's 16-14 win over Philadelphia. Also, linebacker LaMarr Woodley (strained right hamstring) was listed as doubtful.

BEARS: ESPN reported that rookie receiver Alshon Jeffrey has a broken hand and likely will miss a couple of games but won't need surgery.

BENGALS: Running back Bernard Scott (left knee) is out the rest of the season. He was hurt against Miami when the leg bent awkwardly.

BROWNS: Speaking for the first time since he was suspended four games, Joe Haden acknowledged he tested positive for the stimulant Adderall. The former Florida star apologized to teammates, coaches and fans.

CARDINALS: Running back Ryan Williams is out for the season with a left shoulder injury requiring surgery.

CHARGERS: Analyst Cris Collinsworth saw something wrong with left tackle Jared Gaither and predicted Saints defensive end Martez Wilson would sack Philip Rivers to end Sunday night's game — and that was what happened. Coach Norv Turner wasn't alerted to Gaither's injury, either by the player or an assistant. "It was actually in the third-to-last play he strained his groin a little bit. I would rather have him come out in that situation," Turner said Monday. Rivers fumbled and the Saints recovered, ending San Diego's last chance to tie the score in a loss.

GIANTS: Rookie safety and former Florida standout Will Hill was suspended for using Adderall, the same prescription drug used by teammate Tyler Sash and the Browns' Haden, Hill's former Gators teammate.

PACKERS: Coach Mike McCarthy said running back Cedric Benson (foot) will miss at least one game.

PATRIOTS: Kevin Faulk is retiring after 13 seasons, with a formal announcement scheduled today.

TITANS: Coach Mike Munchak said quarterback Jake Locker (left shoulder) will miss another game and running back Javon Ringer (left knee sprain) will miss at least four weeks.

VIKINGS: The team was trying to determine why receiver Jerome Simpson woke up with numbness and weakness in his lower left leg that hindered him against Tennessee. … Safety Harrison Smith won't be punished further for his shove of an official that drew a 15-yard penalty and automatic ejection Sunday against Tennessee.

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