New­ton misses Pan­thers prac­tice

Baltimore Sun - - RAVENS & NFL -

Pan­thers quar­ter­back Cam New­ton missed prac­tice Wed­nes­day with a con­cus­sion, rais­ing con­cerns about his avail­abil­ity for Mon­day night’s di­vi­sion game against the Buc­ca­neers.

The league’s reigning MVP re­mains in the con­cus­sion pro­to­col three days af­ter tak­ing a hel­met-to­hel­met hit from line­backer Deion Jones in the fourth quar­ter of a 48-33 loss to the Fal­cons.

Pan­thers coach Ron Rivera did not address re­porters and the team was not re­quired to re­lease an in­jury re­port, so there was no of­fi­cial up­date on New­ton’s sta­tus. New­ton did not make an ap­pear­ance in the locker room or speak to re­porters. Cards’ Palmer out: The Car­di­nals won’t have Car­son Palmer when they face the 49ers on Thurs­day night.

Coach Bruce Ari­ans said the quar­ter­back, who was hurt Sun­day against the Rams, re­mains in the con­cus­sion pro­to­col and has not been cleared to play. Ari­ans said Palmer would not make the trip.

Backup Drew Stan­ton will make the 13th start of his 10-year NFL ca­reer. ‘Care­ful’ with Beck­ham: Jets wide re­ceiver Bran­don Mar­shall said the Giants need to keep their crit­i­cisms of star Odell Beck­ham Jr. “in-house” and rally be­hind him away from the public eye.

Beck­ham has had a few out­bursts on the field and side­line and said he’s no longer hav­ing fun play­ing football.

First-year Giants coach Ben McA­doo and quar­ter­back Eli Man­ning have crit­i­cized his be­hav­ior, but Mar­shall said the Giants need to be “re­ally care­ful” or else “they could lose” Beck­ham. Bears’ White on IR: Bears wide re­ceiver Kevin White will be placed on in­jured re­serve with a frac­tured left fibula, one year af­ter miss­ing his en­tire rookie sea­son with a stress frac­ture in the same leg.

White was i njured Sun­day in a 17-14 vic­tory over the Lions.

In ad­di­tion to the bro­ken bone, White suf­fered a high an­kle sprain as he was tack­led dur­ing the third quar­ter. Ex­tra points: Ea­gles LB Nigel Brad­ham was back at prac­tice af­ter be­ing ar­rested Sun­day at Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Air­port on a mis­de­meanor con­cealed­weapons charge. ... Bron­cos QB Trevor Siemian was a side­line spec­ta­tor dur­ing the 20-minute win­dow in which re­porters were al­lowed to watch the Bron­cos prac­tice. Coach Gary Ku­biak said he wants to see how Siemian’s sprained left shoul­der im­proves be­fore giv­ing him the nod for Sun­day’s game against the Fal­cons. ... The Red­skins signed three-time Pro Bowl S Donte Whit­ner.

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