Dallas’ Frederick put on illness list
Four-time Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick was placed on the nonfootball illness list by the Dallas Cowboys because of a nerve condition that has kept him from playing this season.
The team also put receiver Terrance Williams on injured reserve because of a foot injury.
Those moves cleared two spots on the active roster before Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium against the Texans. One will be filled by defensive lineman David Irving in his return from a fourgame suspension for violating the NFL’'s substance abuse policy, but the team said he didn’t make the trip and wouldn’t play against the Texans.
Frederick was diagnosed during the preseason with Guillain-Barre syndrome. The Cowboys initially kept him on the active roster, but now he will miss at least eight more weeks. He could return the final month of the regular season.
Williams will also miss at least eight weeks. In other NFL news: Bears defensive end
Akiem Hicks has been fined $33,425 by the NFL for bumping an official in Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers.
Hicks was not suspended although he was ejected. Falcons safety Brian
Poole was fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness for a helmet-tohelmet hit against Cincinnati running back Mark Walton. Also fined were Chargers defensive ends Melvin Ingram and Darius Philon $20,054 each for roughing the passer against San Francisco; Packers linebacker Blake Martinez 13,369 for removing his helmet against Buffalo; Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack (unnecessary roughness) and safety Tashaun Gipson (taunting) $10,026 apiece against the Jets; and Packers cornerback Josh Jackson, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.