Monday, December 18, 2017
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Seattle's Jackson unhurt in wreck

RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks running back Fred Jackson was uninjured when his car crashed outside the team's facility, the Associated Press reported.

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon, about 48 hours before Seattle faces San Francisco, according to reports. Jackson was taken back to the team's facility and reported no injuries.

TMZ initially indicated Jackson was drag-racing fellow running back Marshawn Lynch, but those reports were quickly refuted by players and reporters at the site of the wreck.

"There is no evidence he was drag racing anyone," Renton police spokesman David Liebman said, according to the Seattle Times. "He was leaving the facility, and he was clearly driving too fast when he hit a street sign."

Photos of Jackson's black Chevrolet Corvette with New York license plates were seen on social media. A stop sign and street signs were knocked over in the wreck. The accident happened at the end of a long, straight road that starts outside the Seahawks' facility.

Fells out of hospital: Giants tight end Daniel Fells was released from a hospital after being treated for nearly three weeks for MRSA. The team said Fells left Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center, where he had been treated since Oct. 2. He was diagnosed with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kills thousands a year. It wasn't until almost two weeks later that he started feeling better and could sleep at night. Earlier in the season, Fells had an ankle injury. Coach Tom Coughlin said it became infected, but the team did not know how. The Giants had their facility disinfected after the case was found and players were lectured about the illness.

Bills: Receiver Marquise Goodwin was placed on the season-ending reserve-injured list, and the team signed offensive tackle Jordan Mills off of Detroit's practice squad.

Browns: They waived running back Shaun Draughn, who became expendable when Robert Turbin returned from an ankle injury.

Falcons: They signed linebacker Philip Wheeler and released safety Charles Godfrey. Wheeler, cut by San Francisco on Sept. 4, has played with Indianapolis, Oakland and Miami.

Steelers: Center Maurkice Pouncey has not had a second surgery on his broken left fibula, coach Mike Tomlin said. Pouncey, a former Florida standout, went on the injured reserve/designated to return list after being hurt in a preseason game against Green Bay. There were multiple reports last week that Pouncey had developed a complication from the initial surgery and needed another operation. … Tomlin said his team will prepare for next Sunday's game against the Chiefs at Kansas City as if Landry Jones will be the starting quarterback. Starter Ben Roethlisberger is out with a sprained left MCL, and replacement Michael Vick injured his hamstring Sunday against the Cardinals.

Titans: Center Brian Schwenke (dislocated left ankle) was placed on injured reserve and the team agreed to terms with former 49ers offensive lineman Joe Looney.

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