Delhomme probably won’t play for Browns
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 CBSSports.com 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.