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Dal­las Cow­boys de­fen­sive line­man Josh Brent said he’s “just try­ing to deal” with the death of his team­mate and “very best friend” Jerry Brown.

Brent is charged with in­tox­i­ca­tion manslaugh­ter in the ac­ci­dent that killed Brown.

Brent was re­leased from jail in the Dal­las sub­urb of Irv­ing, Texas, af­ter post­ing $500,000 bond Sun­day, a day af­ter po­lice say he was drunk and speed­ing when the ve­hi­cle he was driv­ing clipped a curb and flipped.

Brent’s re­lease came about an hour af­ter the Cow­boys se­cured an emo­tional 20-19 vic- tory in Cincin­nati with a field goal on the fi­nal play. Brent was sup­posed to start the game.

Brown, 25 and an ex­pec­tant fa­ther, had promised his fam­ily that he would play pro­fes­sional foot­ball full­time, his grand­mother said.

“He lived for foot­ball,” Theresa Clark, 63, of St. Louis, said. “He loved it with all his heart.”

Vik­ings’ Kluwe protest­ing lack of pun­ters in Hall of Fame: Min­nesota punter Chris Kluwe con­tin­ued his cam­paign to get punter Ray Guy into the Hall of Fame by writ­ing “Vote Ray Guy” on his jersey patch com­mem­o­rat­ing the Hall of Fame.

Play­ers are wear­ing the patch to cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of the Pro Foot­ball Hall of Fame. Kluwe wrote the mes­sage in protest of the fact that there are no pun­ters in the hall. Kluwe says he knows he will prob­a­bly get fined for putting the per­sonal mes­sage on his jersey. But he feels it’s worth it.

Kluwe says “Why am I go­ing to sup­port a Hall of Fame that doesn’t have a punter in it?”

He calls it “a sham of a sys­tem if you’re not go­ing to ac­knowl­edge ev­ery facet of the game.”

Bears: Quar­ter­back Jay Cut­ler suf­fered a neck in­jury on a fourth-quar­ter hit in the loss at Min­nesota. “It started stiff­en­ing up more and more,” Cut­ler said. “I just have to take it day by day.” ... Line­backer Brian Ur­lacher did not play be­cause of a strained right ham­string that threat­ens to end his sea­son.

Bills: Run­ning back Fred Jack­son hurt his right leg in the loss to St. Louis and his sta­tus for the rest of the sea- son is un­cer­tain. Jack­son missed two games ear­lier this sea­son with a sprained right knee.

Colts: Cen­ter Sam­son Satele (an­kle) and right tackle Win­ston Jus­tice (bi­ceps) didn’t play in the sec­ond half.

Jets: Rookie re­ceiver Stephen Hill in­jured his right knee in the sec­ond quar­ter and did not re­turn. Coach Rex Ryan said tests would de­ter­mine the ex­tent of the in­jury. “Hopefully it’s not too se­vere,” Ryan said. The Jets al­ready have re­ceiver San­to­nio Holmes on in­jured re­serve.

Rams: Safety Craig Dahl left the win in Buf­falo with a con­cus­sion. Start­ing left tackle Rodger Saf­fold couldn’t fin­ish the game be­cause of a back in­jury.

Ti­tans: Tight end Jared Cook suf­fered a right shoul­der in­jury.

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