N.Y.’s Darnold eager to play
Sam Darnold stepped to the podium as the New York Jets' starting quarterback again, his once-swollen spleen no longer keeping him from playing in a game.
Nearly a month of medical tests, tough questions, major concerns and big-time frustration is over.
And so is Darnold's time on the sideline.
“The spleen is good, finally,” a smiling Darnold said Thursday. ”I finally get to wear a white jersey out there and be part of the team. It's been good to be back officially and get some practices under my belt.”
Darnold will start Sunday at home against Dallas, his first game since the season opener. A bout with mononucleosis sidelined him for three games after being diagnosed on Sept. 11. He was cleared by doctors Monday to play in a game, and Darnold has no concerns about getting back out on the field — with Cowboys defenders looking to make for a rough return.
Kamara could sit: Saints RB Alvin Kamara is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars because of an ankle injury that limited his practice time on Thursday and kept him sidelined on Friday.
Kamara, 24, has 583 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage for the Saints. He's rushed 75 times for 342 yards and one TD.
Ramsey questionable: The Jaguars have listed CB Jalen Ramsey as questionable to play Sunday against the Saints.
Coach Doug Marrone made the designation on Friday, one day after owner Shad Khan said he expects the disgruntled defender to return after a twoweek absence because of an apparent back injury.
Ramsey, 24, has requested to be traded.
Keenum starts again: Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan tapped Case Keenum to start at QB on Sunday against the Dolphins in a matchup of winless clubs.
Keenum, 31, was given the nod over Colt McCoy, who started last Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Patriots.
In four games this season, Keenum has thrown for 970 yards with seven TDs and 4 INTs.
Rookie Dwayne Haskins will back up Keenum.
Extra points: Ravens S Earl Thomas told ESPN he was fined $21,000 for a hit that left Steelers QB Mason Rudolph unconscious. Thomas plans to appeal. … Broncos FB Andy Janovich signed a three-year extension worth $5.7 million.