Bears remove Trubisky from injury report, ensuring start vs. Rams
Chase Daniel led the Bears to a 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day and Daniel was the quarterback again last Sunday in a 30-27 loss to the New York Giants.
CHIEFS: The Kansas City Chiefs signed wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a one-year contract on Friday.
The 27-year-old Benjamin was waived by Buffalo earlier this week, ending a disappointing 13 months with the Bills. He had just 23 catches for 354 yards and one touchdown while getting knocked for having one of the highest drop rates in the NFL this season.
Benjamin, who began his career in Carolina, gives the Chiefs some depth for the stretch run. Sammy Watkins has been bothered by a foot injury and his status going forward remains uncertain.
JETS: New York Jets linebacker Darron Lee has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy.
The league announced the suspension Friday, a few hours after the Jets completed their last full practice before leaving for Buffalo to play the Bills on Sunday.
The suspension begins immediately, meaning Lee will sit out the team’s final four games of the season.
Lee ranked second on the Jets in total tackles with 99 and his three interceptions were tied for the league lead among linebackers.
ROBERTSON KILLED: Former two-time All-Pro linebacker Isiah Robertson was killed when the limousine he The Maui News, “Holiday Greeting” P.O. Box 550, Wailuku, HI 96793 email digital photos and information to: or drop off at The Maui News, 100 Mahalani Street, Wailuku • Ph. 242-6333
was driving skidded on a rainslicked curve on a dark, rural East Texas highway and was hit by two other vehicles.
The Texas Department of Public Safety reports the crash happened about 10 p.m. local time Thursday on Texas Route 198 almost 6 miles north of Mabank and 50 miles southeast of Dallas. A DPS statement says the limousine Robertson was driving entered the curve at an unsafe speed for the rainy conditions. It veered off the road and skidded sideways before coming to a stop partially on the road. A pickup truck following behind hit the limo, knocking the limo into the southbound lane where it was slammed by an oncoming car.
Robertson, a 69-year-old Garland resident, died at a nearby hospital. The truck driver was treated for minor injuries and discharged. The other driver was unhurt.
The Los Angeles Rams drafted Robertson from Southern University in the first round of the 1971 NFL draft. He remained with the Rams through 1978, then played in 1979-82 for the Buffalo Bills. He was named first-team All-Pro in 1973 and 1976.