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Seahawks' Chancellor likely out for year

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(TSX / STATS) -- Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a neck injury, according to multiple reports Saturday.

The news comes after the team lost star cornerback Richard Sherman to a torn Achilles in last week's "Thursday Night Game" win against the Arizona Cardinals. Sherman was placed on injured reserve and had surgery to repair his Achilles on Wednesday.

Chancellor, an eight-year veteran, left the Seahawks' 22-16 win on Nov. 9 with a neck injury on the Cardinals' final possession.


Dolphins waive LB Maualuga after arrest

(TSX / STATS) -- The Miami Dolphins waived Rey Maualuga on Saturday, hours after the linebacker was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge.

Court records in Miami-Dade County reveal that Maualuga was arrested after an early morning incident at a downtown Miami nightclub, allegedly involving a dispute over a bar bill.


Ravens RB Woodhead eligible for Sunday

(TSX / STATS) -- The Baltimore Ravens activated running back Danny Woodhead from injured reserve/designated for return on Saturday.

Woodhead has recovered from a hamstring injury he sustained on the opening drive of the Ravens' Week 1 win against the Bengals at Cincinnati. On that possession, he had three catches for 33 yards and one carry for 4 yards before leaving with the injury.


Broncos waive injured TE Derby

(TSX / STATS) -- The Denver Broncos signed tight end Austin Traylor to their active roster and waived/injured (shoulder) tight end A.J. Derby on Saturday.

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Traylor is a first-year player from the University of Wisconsin who has been on Denver's practice squad since Week 16 in 2016. He entered the NFL as a college free agent with Dallas on May 17, 2016, and spent his rookie season competing on practice squads with the Cowboys, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens before coming to Denver.


Bengals waive former starting DT Sims

(TSX / STATS) -- The Cincinnati Bengals promoted linebacker Hardy Nickerson from their practice squad Saturday and waived veteran defensive tackle Pat Sims in a corresponding move.

Cincinnati cut Nickerson, a rookie out of the University of Illinois, on Tuesday and re-signed him to the practice squad Wednesday after he cleared waivers.


NFL probes Winston groping allegation

(TSX / STATS) -- The NFL is investigating an allegation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016.

The league's investigation was first reported Friday by BuzzFeed News, which viewed a letter it said was sent from NFL special counsel for investigations Lisa Friel to the Uber driver.


Owners to meet Dec. 13 over Goodell deal

(TSX / STATS) -- The Roger Goodell contract extension negotiations will be discussed Dec. 13 during an owners-only session at the league's meetings in Irving, Texas.

The decision to conduct a discussion at the meetings comes on the heels of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' recent request for a special meeting on Nov. 28. That request was denied but Jones and the other owners will get to chat about the demands of Goodell as reports suggest the NFL commissioner is looking for an annual package of nearly $50 million in his next contract.


Cards give Fitzgerald 1-year extension

(TSX / STATS) -- The Arizona Cardinals signed Larry Fitzgerald to a one-year contract extension on Friday that keeps the 10-time Pro Bowl wide receiver under contract through the 2018 season.

The deal will pay Fitzgerald $11 million in base salary.


Cardinals QB Gabbert to start vs. Texans

(TSX / STATS) -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Friday that quarterback Blaine Gabbert will start over injured Drew Stanton for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

Arians told reporters that Stanton, who has a sprained knee, will be Gabbert's backup if he can physically play.


Big Ben has 4 TDs, Steelers drill Titans

(TSX / STATS) -- PITTSBURGH -- Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau schemes to make opposing offenses "one-dimensional."

It was his mantra through 16 seasons as a Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coach.

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