NFL Notes

RG3 on path for Browns

The Associated PressDecember 22, 2012 

  • WEEK 16 American Conference
    y-New England1040.714506315
    N.Y. Jets680.429255320
    San Diego590.357299312
    Kansas City2120.143195367
    National Conference
    N.Y. Giants860.571373304
    New Orleans680.429389379
    Tampa Bay680.429354349
    y-Green Bay1040.714344292
    x-San Francisco1031.750357218
    St. Louis671.464258315
    x-clinched playoffs; y-clinched division Today’s Game Atlanta at Detroit, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Game Tennessee at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 1 p.m. Oakland at Carolina, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. New England at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.

— Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

Or, as coach Mike Shanahan put it: “There is a very, very good chance he is going to play.”

Griffin went through a full practice Friday for the third straight day after missing last week's win over Cleveland with a sprained right knee.

Less certain for Sunday's game are defensive end Stephen Bowen and right tackle Tyler Polumbus. Bowen has a torn upper biceps, and Polumbus is recovering from a concussion. Both are listed as questionable.

Falcons safety fined $30,000

Strong safety Chris Hope of the Atlanta Falcons has been fined $30,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz.

Hope was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the third-quarter play during Atlanta's 34-0 win on Sunday.

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and Giants cornerback Corey Webster were fined $7,875 apiece for a skirmish during the game. White grabbed Webster's facemask; Webster struck White in the face.

Giants RB Bradshaw looks to be ready vs. Ravens

Ahmad Bradshaw took part in practice on a limited basis, and Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he was encouraged about having the running back for Sunday's game against Baltimore. Bradshaw, the team's leading rusher, sat out last week's 34-0 loss at Atlanta after spraining his left knee a week earlier in a win over New Orleans.

Urlacher to miss third straight game

Linebacker Brian Urlacher will miss his third straight game because of a hamstring injury when Chicago visits Arizona on Sunday. The eight-time Pro Bowl pick was officially ruled out. He has not played since Dec. 2. ...

Minnesota cornerback Chris Cook will play at Houston, following a six-game absence because of a broken right arm. ... Former Pro Bowl kicker Nate Kaeding has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who placed kicker Dan Carpenter on injured reserve because of a right groin injury.

Bills agree to new lease

The Buffalo Bills aren't going anywhere any time soon, and the team's CEO, Russ Brandon, guaranteed it.

“Guaranteed,” Brandon said at a hastily called news conference, announcing the Bills had agreed to sign a new 10-year lease with the state and county to continue playing at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

It's a $271 million deal, of which $130 million will be committed to upgrading a stadium that opened in 1973. And the agreement includes a commitment to put aside funds and establish an advisory group to explore the potential of building a new stadium for the franchise.

The franchise would have to pay $400 million if it decides to leave before 2020. The team then has the option of buying out the remaining three years for $28 million.

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