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Jets bench DT Wilkerson for Saints game

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) There will be no Mo in New Orleans.

The New York Jets have benched defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson for the game against the Saints on Sunday, the latest in what has become a string of discipline issues involving the franchise's highest-paid player.

Coach Todd Bowles announced Friday that Wilkerson will not travel with the team- just two weeks after the 2011 first-round draft pick was benched for most of the first quarter against Kansas City.


Siemian's season over, Lynch to start?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Trevor Siemian's season is over after the Broncos' starting quarterback injured his left shoulder in Denver's 25-13 win at Indianapolis, coach Vance Joseph said Friday.

Joseph also hinted that Paxton Lynch and not Brock Osweiler would start next week at Washington.


Bills QB Taylor to return to face Miami

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills coach Sean McDermott says the team has placed left tackle Cordy Glenn on injured reserve, ending his season.

Glenn has missed the past five games with a foot and ankle injury that has bothered him since training camp. McDermott said Friday that Glenn is scheduled to have surgery soon.


Vikes' Rudolph, Reiff likely out Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings likely may be without a pair of important offensive players on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Left tackle Riley Reiff (ankle) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle) were listed as doubtful on the team's official injury report Friday.


LT, Dunn among Pro Bowl legends captains

NEW YORK (AP) Ladainian Tomlinson, Warrick Dunn, Jason Taylor and Derrick Brooks have been selected Pro Bowl legends captains.

The NFL announced Friday the Hall of Famers will serve as captains for the game between the AFC and NFC.


Chiefs place C Morse on injured reserve

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs placed center Mitch Morse on injured reserve with a left foot injury Friday and elevated cornerback Keith Reaser from the practice squad heading into an AFC West game against the Chargers.

Morse started all 31 games over his first two seasons before getting hurt Oct. 2 against Philadelphia. He missed five games before getting back on the field against Denver, and started four more games before he was carted off during the Chiefs' 38-31 loss to the Jets on Dec. 3.


Browns GM Dorsey tears into predecessor

CLEVELAND (AP) New Browns general manager John Dorsey played linebacker in the NFL. Turns out, he still hits hard.

Dorsey, hired last week by owner Jimmy Haslam to fix his floundering franchise, harshly criticized the team's previous football leader Sashi Brown on Thursday, saying he failed to give coach Hue Jackson good players.


Colts TE Williams suffers concussion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have been getting beaten up all season.

On Thursday, they got banged up, too.


Unions unveil player rights' declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) Leaders from the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball players associations helped unveil a universal declaration of player rights that is designed to establish a new approach to governing sports and protecting athletes.

Among the 17 articles laid out in the declaration are rights to unionize and collectively bargain, express opinions freely and receive equal pay for equal work. The declaration was made Thursday by the World Players Association, which is affiliated with 100 organizations that represent 85,000 professional athletes.


Jags' Fournette ready to play vs. Texans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette expects to play Sunday against Houston despite missing two days of practice.

Fournette injured his right quadriceps muscle in the third quarter against Seattle last week when safety Earl Thomas hit him near the sideline. Fournette did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, but says he's just being cautious.

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