Cowboys receiver Bryant seeks second opinion on broken finger
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant went to see another doctor to help determine if he can play the rest of this season with a broken finger on his left hand.
Bryant broke his left index finger in Sunday’s win at Cincinnati, though he returned to the game after the injury and caught a touchdown pass. He has touchdown catches in each of the last five games.
■ Defensive lineman Josh Brent has been placed on the reserve/ non-football illness list by the Cowboys, a move that ends his season, but allows him to remain with the team.
■ Former Dallas linebacker Eugene Lockhart Jr. was sentenced in Dallas to 4½ years in federal prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme to swindle millions of dollars from home lenders.
Cardinals: Quarterback Kevin Kolb, who led Arizona to a 4-0 start before suffering a rib injury in Week 6 and has not played since, was placed on season-ending injured reserve. The team named rookie Ryan Lindley the starting QB Sunday against Detroit.
Chiefs: Several hundred mourners gathered for linebacker Jovan Belcher’s funeral near his hometown on Long Island. Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend on Dec. 1 then shot and killed himself.
Giants: Coach Tom Coughlin said he has not ruled out running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) from Sunday’s game at Atlanta.
Jaguars: Wide receiver Cecil Shorts III is back at practice and symptomfree following his first concussion. Shorts, who has 43 receptions for 824 yards and seven touchdowns this season, missed last week’s game against the Jets because of symptoms.
Lions: Defensive tackle Corey Williams (right knee) was put on seasonending injured reserve and defensive tackle Andre Fluellen was signed to take his roster spot.
Packers: Defensive back Charles Woodson (broken collarbone) won’t play in Sunday’s game at Chicago. Also, linebacker Clay Matthews, who has missed the last four weeks with a hamstring injury, practiced and coach Mike McCarthy said he’s “hopeful” Matthews will play.
Patriots: Wide receiver Deion Branch was resigned for the second time this season after Donte’ Stallworth (ankle) joined fellow receiver Julian Edelman (foot) on injured reserve.
Raiders: Linebacker Rolando McClain returned to practice after serving a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. Coach Dennis Allen said McClain would remain on the roster in a backup role.
Redskins: Quarterback Robert Griffin III (right knee) was a little gimpy at practice but likes his chances of playing Sunday against Cleveland.
Saints: Former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams testified that he tried to shut down the team’s bounty system when the NFL began investigating but was overruled by interim Saints head coach Joe Vitt, according to transcripts from appeals hearings.
Vikings: Running back Adrian Peterson needs to average 134 yards over the final three games to become the seventh player in NFL history to reach 2,000 yards rushing in a season. How staff members (listed alphabetically) are picking this week’s top high school football games. Danny Davis is the defending pick-itline champion. Highlighted column indicates season leader so far. Westlake vs. Cedar Hill Georgetown vs. Rouse Cedar Park vs. Manor
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that coaches and players should both share the responsibility for the Saints bounty scandal. ‘My personal view is I hold everyone responsible,’ he said.