Car­di­nals DB Shaw sus­pended

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The NFL sus­pended Car­di­nals DB Josh Shaw for gam­bling partly be­cause of a three-team par­lay that in­cluded his own team, ESPN re­ported.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, Shaw bet on the sec­ond halves of three Week 10 games. One was on the Buc­ca­neers, who led the Car­di­nals 17-13 at half­time. The Bucs, 1-point fa­vorites for the sec­ond half, won 30-27 but failed to cover the sec­ond-half spread, and Shaw lost his best, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

On Fri­day, the NFL sus­pended Shaw through at least the 2020 sea­son for bet­ting on NFL games sev­eral times. The league said it had no ev­i­dence that Shaw, who has been on IR all sea­son, used in­side in­for­ma­tion or that any games were com­pro­mised.

Browns run­ning up­hill: Coach Fred­die Kitchens swears he’s not anx­ious about his fu­ture de­spite the Browns’ play­off hopes tak­ing a dev­as­tat­ing hit with a 20-13 loss to the Steel­ers.

The Browns (5-7) were ex­pected to start De­cem­ber in the play­off race, not as out­siders cal­cu­lat­ing wild-card sce­nar­ios. Kitchens may not sur­vive to get a sec­ond sea­son but in­sists his fo­cus is solely on im­prov­ing his team.

Asked point-blank whether he’s con­cerned about job se­cu­rity, he replied, “No, I am not.”

One is­sue he need not worry about is QB Baker May­field, who is not ex­pected to miss time af­ter bang­ing his right hand on an op­po­nent’s face mask as he fol­lowed through on a pass.

Lick­ing their wounds: Tom Brady was hit, hur­ried and ha­rassed by the Tex­ans in a 28-22 Sun­day night loss that kept the Pa­tri­ots from be­com­ing the first AFC team to clinch a play­off spot.

“Ex­e­cu­tion,” Brady said. “Just got to do a bet­ter job. It’s tough to get be­hind and come back. I give (the Tex­ans) credit. They played well. We didn’t make enough plays.”

Brady’s per­for­mance gave him 3,268 yards pass­ing, sur­pass­ing 3,000 for the 17th time in his ca­reer, sec­ond to Brett Favre’s 18. The Pa­tri­ots (10-2) re­main in first place in the AFC East, tied with the Ravens for the AFC’s best record.

Ex­tra points: The Car­di­nals re­leased vet­eran CB Tra­maine Brock Sr. and RB Zach Zen­ner. Brock was part of a se­condary that has given up the most pass­ing yards in the NFL this sea­son . ... The Dol­phins signed DB Eric Rowe to a three-year con­tract ex­ten­sion worth $18 mil­lion. Rowe has 59 tack­les and seven pass de­flec­tions . ... Jets S Ja­mal Adams has a sprained left an­kle that could side­line him for Sun­day’s game against the Dol­phins and per­haps longer . ... Bron­cos DE Derek Wolfe is ex­pected to miss the rest of the sea­son with a dis­lo­cated left el­bow . ... The Lions put rookie TE T.J. Hock­en­son on IR with an an­kle in­jury . ... Pan­thers TE Greg Olsen en­tered the con­cus­sion pro­to­col af­ter tak­ing a hel­met-to-hel­met hit from Red­skins LB Ryan An­der­son . ... Fal­cons rookie G Chris Lind­strom, the No. 14 over­all draft pick last spring, was back on the field for the first time since break­ing his left foot in the sea­son opener and might take some snaps Sun­day against the Pan­thers.

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