NFL roundup: Vick will miss another game

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said Tuesday he needs another week to rehab his hamstring injury, stating that he is not ready to run full speed.

"I feel it getting better," Vick said. "It's just when I try to burst, that knot is still there. I think another week of rehab can put me in position where I can start gaining some confidence in it and doing things I normally do. ... It can be re-aggravated quickly. Because mine is up so high, and the way I run, I've got to take precautions. I can't overdo it. If I do, it can be another two to three weeks."

Nick Foles is preparing to start on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys after leading the Eagles to a 31-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.

Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur hinted that Foles may remain the starter even after Vick is cleared to return.

--Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb, who broke his right fibula Sunday, was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return. He will be eligible to practice after six weeks and can return to game action against the Cowboys on Dec. 15.

The Packers also signed tight end Jake Stoneburner and wide receiver Myles White off their practice squad and placed offensive lineman Greg Van Roten on injured reserve. Linebacker Victor Aiyewa was added to the practice squad.

Green Bay wide receiver James Jones also was injured Sunday, but his left knee injury isn't serious, coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. Jones is likely to be listed as questionable this week.

--Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub said he didn't hear the fans cheering after his injury Sunday. He was more worried after hearing the sound his ankle made.

"It popped and must've come out and come back in place," Schaub said Monday on KILT-AM. "It could have been drastically worse."

Schaub hopes to play this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The embattled quarterback joined others in condemning Houston fans who cheered when Schaub was hurt and T.J. Yates trotted onto the field to take over.

"I hate to think that anyone out there ... whatever the situation is, that people would be that way and act that way," Schaub said. "There's no place for that in this game. There just really isn't."

--The New York Jets signed Josh Cribbs to replace kickoff returner Clyde Gates, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Cribbs, 30, is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro. He is tied with Leon Washington for the most kickoff-return touchdowns in NFL history (eight) and has 11 return TDs in his career.

Cribbs hasn't played a regular-season game since last year. He was cut by the Oakland Raiders in the preseason.

To fill Gates' role at receiver, the Jets signed Greg Salas from the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. Santonio Holmes (hamstring) is likely to miss his third consecutive game.

--Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said that injured defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, who is recovering from hamstring and groin injuries, might be placed on injured reserve.

Ratliff is currently is on the physically unable to perform list. He is eligible to practice this week, but it's doubtful if he will join the team.

Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware is unlikely to play Sunday due to a quadriceps strain. It would end a nine-year, 134-game run in which he has not missed a game. However, Ware disputed reports that he could miss four weeks.

"I don't think so," he said. "I just know my body recovers really fast and I'm not going to be out that long."

--The Pittsburgh Steelers placed offensive tackle Levi Brown and tight end David Johnson on injured reserve.

To fill the roster spots, the Steelers signed free agent tight end Richard Gordon and promoted cornerback Isaiah Green from the practice squad.

--The Redskins placed linebacker Bryan Kehl and long snapper Nick Sundberg on injured reserve and waived safety Jordan Pugh.

Linebacker Josh Hull, long snapper Kyle Nelson and safety Trenton Robinson were signed to the active roster as the team attempts to improve its special teams units.

--The Denver Broncos signed practice squad wide receiver Tavarres King to their active roster and waived linebacker Adrian Robinson.

--Offensive lineman Mark Asper was promoted from the Buffalo Bills' practice squad, and the team released offensive lineman Colin Brown.

Offensive lineman Bryant Browning was signed to the practice squad to take Asper's place, with linebacker Jacquies Smith also signed. Defensive end Jamie Blatnick was released from the practice squad.

--Running backs Danny Ware and Peyton Hillis were scheduled to work out for the New York Giants.

Ware, according to the Newark Star-Ledger, was favored to re-sign with the team with starter David Wilson likely to miss at least three weeks with a neck injury.

--San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin said the NFL is not doing enough about player safety, citing Thursday night games as an example of the league being more interested in revenue.

"I think the league is covering their butt to be honest with you," Boldin said. He was taking part in an online chat with the Bay Area News Group and fans when he was asked if he had seen the PBS documentary "League of Denial," which details the NFL's history with concussion studies.
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