NFL-National Football League roundup

Reuters

Sept 9 (The Sports Xchange) - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh faces discipline from the NFL for diving at Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan's knees during Sunday's game, ESPN reported.

Suh was penalized 15 yards for an illegal block during an interception return by Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy, who scored an apparent touchdown that gave Detroit the lead. But the play was nullified because of Suh's illegal low block against Sullivan away from the play.

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Geno Smith will have an opportunity to follow up his solid regular-season debut, with New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan announcing the rookie will start at quarterback Thursday night at the New England Patriots.

Smith completed 24 of 38 passes for 256 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 18-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was also the Jets' leading rusher with 47 yards on six carries.

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X-rays taken on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo came back negative and he is expected to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Romo was helped off the field and sat out the team's final offensive play of the first half of Sunday night's 36-31 win over the New York Giants when he was sandwiched by Giants defensive linemen Mathias Kiwanuka and Justin Trattou.

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The New York Giants are trying out veteran running backs Brandon Jacobs, Willis McGahee and Joe McKnight after struggling against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night.

David Wilson was benched after rushing for just 19 yards and losing two fumbles. As a whole, the Giants were mediocre on the ground with 50 yards on 14 carries.

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert was ruled out of Sunday's Week 2 game at Oakland with a lacerated throwing hand.

Chad Henne, who started six games for the Jaguars last season and has 27 career starts, is expected to get the call against the Raiders (0-1).

Gabbert required 15 stitches after cutting his throwing hand on a defender's helmet.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will re-sign running back Johnathan Dwyer, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Steelers struggled Sunday in a 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans and lost running back LaRod Stephens-Howling for the season. Losing Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey for the year with a torn ACL and MCL also hurts their running game.

Dwyer was cut by the Steelers late in training camp.

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New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen will have wrist surgery and will be out a few weeks, Fox Sports reported.

Vereen sustained a small bone break in his left wrist early in the Patriots' 23-21 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and cornerback Ron Brooks are out indefinitely with injuries.

Goodwin sustained a broken hand in the first half of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots while Brooks has a broken foot and will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

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The Chicago Bears signed offensive tackle Jonathan Scott to a one-year contract, signed quarterback Jerrod Johnson to the practice squad, waived tight end Kyle Adams and terminated the practice squad contract of guard Derek Dennis.

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The Baltimore Ravens re-signed wide receiver Tandon Doss on Monday after they lost Jacoby Jones to an MCL sprain.

Jones is expected to be out four to six weeks. He was injured during last Thursday's loss to the Denver Broncos. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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