Del­homme prob­a­bly won’t play for Browns

Los Angeles Times - - Baseball - wire re­ports

Cleve­land Browns start­ing quar­ter­back Jake Del­homme sat out a sec­ond week of prac­tice, and he prob­a­bly will sit out a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive game.

Del­homme, who sprained his right an­kle in the sea­son opener at Tampa Bay, did not prac­tice again Fri­day, mak­ing it im­prob­a­ble he will play in Sun­day’s game at Bal­ti­more. Del­homme was in­ac­tive last Sun­day, when the Browns hosted Kansas City.

Browns Coach Eric Mangini has not yet ruled Del­homme out, but it ap­pears backup Seneca Wal­lace will face the Ravens and make his sec­ond start in a row.

“I don’t know,” Mangini said Fri­day when asked if Del­homme will be in­ac­tive. “He’s very ag­gres­sive with his re­hab. It’s like ev­ery­thing else he does, he does it very ag­gres­sively and each day it gets a lit­tle bet­ter. I have to­tal con­fi­dence to op­er­ate the plan if he is avail­able. We’ll just have to see.”

Del­homme was not avail­able in the locker room dur­ing the 45-minute pe­riod open to re­porters. He was not seen at the team’s fa­cil­ity all week.

Wal­lace com­pleted 16 of 31 passes for 229 yards with one touch­down and one in­ter­cep­tion in last week’s 16-14 loss to the Chiefs.

Car­di­nals say Wells had knee surgery

Ari­zona Car­di­nals run­ning back Beanie Wells had arthro­scopic surgery on his right knee af­ter he was in­jured in the team’s fi­nal ex­hi­bi­tion game, a fact the team had kept se­cret.

Coach Ken Whisen­hunt con­firmed that Wells had surgery but said it was not a se­ri­ous pro­ce­dure and there was no rea­son to be­lieve the run­ning back would sit out a sig­nif­i­cant amount of time. Wells told re­porters that the surgery was for a torn menis­cus. The is­sue was raised af­ter a re­porter from CBSS­ no­ticed in­ci­sion marks on Wells’ knee.

Wells sat out the first two games be­cause of what the team re­peat­edly had said was a bruised knee. Al­though he is listed as ques­tion­able for the home opener Sun­day against the Oak­land Raiders, Whisen­hunt said there is “a very good chance” Wells will play.


New Or­leans Saints cor­ner­back Randall Gay will miss Sun­day’s game against the At­lanta Fal­cons. Coach Sean Pay­ton said Gay, who left the Saints’ vic­tory at San Fran­cisco on Mon­day night af­ter tak­ing a blow to the head, had an in­de­pen­dent med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion Thurs­day and an­other Fri­day. . . . Mi­ami Dol­phins in­side linebacker Chan­ning Crow­der is listed as ques­tion­able for Sun­day’s game against the New York Jets be­cause of a groin in­jury that forced him to miss the first two games. . . . Washington Red­skins left tackle Trent Wil­liams took part in a por­tion of Fri­day’s prac­tice and is listed as ques­tion­able for Sun­day’s game against the St. Louis Rams. The No. 4 over­all draft pick couldn’t prac­tice Wed­nes­day or Thurs­day af­ter hurt­ing his left knee and a toe in last week’s loss to Hous­ton. . . . The Ten­nessee Ti­tans will be with­out de­fen­sive end Ja­cob Ford in Sun­day’s game at the New York Giants. Ford was de­clared out Fri­day af­ter not prac­tic­ing all week be­cause of a sprained knee and sprained an­kle in the Ti­tans’ 19-11 loss to Pitts­burgh last week. . . . Giants Pro Bowl cen­ter Shaun O’Hara missed his third prac­tice in a row be­cause of an­kle prob­lems and is listed as doubt­ful for Sun­day’s game against the Ten­nessee Ti­tans. . . . The Detroit Lions ruled out re­ceiver Nate Burleson( an­kle) and linebacker Zack Fol­lett (con­cus­sion) for Sun­day’s game at the Min­nesota Vik­ings. . . . Steel­ers right guard Trai Es­sex did not prac­tice for a third con­sec­u­tive day and will be re­placed by un­drafted free agent Doug Le­gursky dur­ing Sun­day’s game at Tampa Bay.

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