Estimated 7,000 fans trade in Ray Rice jerseys (Yahoo Sports)
More than 7,000 fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players during a two-day event at Baltimore's home team officials said Saturday. The Ravens handed out 5,595 new jerseys before running out before midday Saturday, then issued more than 2,400 vouchers for fans to pick up their jerseys once new shipments arrive in October. Team spokesman Kevin Byrne said the Ravens spent ''six figures'' on the trade-in. ''The NFL licensed jerseys are not recyclable because of certain materials in parts of the jersey, so what we're going to do is offer them to companies who deal in scrap,'' Byrne said.
Bears' Marshall, Jeffery questionable (Yahoo Sports)
Chicago Bears star receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery were listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the New York Jets while four starters were ruled out. Marshall (ankle) and Jeffery (hamstring) were limited participants in Saturday's workout. Starting center Roberto Garza and left guard Matt Slauson remain sidelined by ankle injuries after missing last week's game, but the Bears will also have to do some juggling on defense after defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) and Shea McClellin (hand) were ruled out.
Jets' Decker questionable, Milliner doubtful (Yahoo Sports)
Wide receiver Eric Decker is listed as questionable and cornerback Dee Milliner doubtful for the New York Jets' game Monday night against the Chicago Bears. The Jets' leading receiver with nine catches for 137 yards and a touchdown will likely be a game-time decision for the game at MetLife Stadium. Milliner, the Jets' top cornerback, appears unlikely to play after sitting out a second straight day. Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls are likely to start at cornerback for the third time this season.
Welker's return brings more concussion questions (Yahoo Sports)
Wes Welker's receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there's another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months. Cleared to play following his third diagnosed concussion since November, the Broncos receiver will get back in a game Sunday, when Denver travels to Seattle for a Super Bowl rematch. Welker's suspension for testing positive for amphetamines in the offseason ended when the NFL and the union agreed to a revamped drug policy.
Raiders say Matt Schaub out for Sunday's game (Yahoo Sports)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders listed backup quarterback Matt Schaub as out Sunday at New England.
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated' (Yahoo Sports)
More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered resigning. Goodell was short on specifics Friday as he discussed how he would address the rash of domestic violence incidents in the league. He said the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.
Browns' Gordon has suspension reduced to 10 games (Yahoo Sports)
Josh Gordon's tangled ordeal, full of legal twists and turns, has finally been straightened out. He can run a route back to the Browns this season. Cleveland's star wide receiver was reinstated into the NFL and had his one-year suspension reduced to 10 games Friday after the league announced changes to its drug policy. Gordon will be eligible to play in Cleveland's final six games after the league and NFL Players Association agreed on revisions to the substance abuse program two days after announcing changes on performance enhancing drugs.
Vikings sign receiver to replace Jerome Simpson (Yahoo Sports)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed receiver Charles Johnson off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad to replace Jerome Simpson.
Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son (Yahoo Sports)
Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to block Peterson from using corporal punishment or physical discipline on the boy. It also would block unauthorized or unsupervised contact, and require Peterson to complete a parenting assessment. Peterson faces a child abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank the boy in May. He has said he meant only to discipline the boy and not hurt him.
Season over for key Cardinals defender Abraham (Yahoo Sports)
A severe concussion has ended John Abraham's season, and perhaps his career. Arizona placed the 15-year NFL veteran on injured reserve on Friday. ''You feel bad for somebody who it's probably the end of their line,'' coach Bruce Arians said. The 36-year-old outside linebacker sustained a concussion in the season opener against San Diego.