NFL-National Football League roundup

Nov 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Benched Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was a man of few words Thursday when asked for his reaction to Colt McCoy being announced as the team's starter. "Coach's decision," Griffin said. "I'm here to help this team win." - - Huston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is dealing with considerable pain in his surgically repaired knee that could keep him out of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Clowney has yet to practice this week, and he said he will test the knee before game time to determine whether he'll be able to play. - - Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte sustained an eye injury during the first quarter of Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions. Earlier this season, Conte dealt with a concussion, and he sat out a game last month with a shoulder injury. Conte has three interceptions this season, boosting his career total to nine in four years. - - Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson reached 10,000 receiving yards faster than any player in NFL history, breaking the record during the first half of Thursday's game against the Bears. The 29-year-old Johnson made it to the milestone in his 115th NFL game. Former St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Torry Holt previously was the fastest to attain 10,000 yards, getting there in his 116th game. - - The San Francisco 49ers activated tight end Garrett Celek from injured reserve and elevated tight end Asante Cleveland to the active roster. To clear roster space, the 49ers put tight end Derek Carrier on injured reserve with a foot problem and waived linebacker Chase Thomas. - - Cornerback Jalil Brown re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts, who waived cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy. Brown played in 36 career games (two starts) with the Colts (2013-14) and Kansas City Chiefs (2011-12). He signed with the Colts Sept. 30, 2014, and appeared in two games this season. - - Suspended indefinitely by the Big Ten, Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence said via Twitter he is ready for the NFL. "Not what I wanted but now it's time to get ready for the next level, I've learnt so much in the last couple months that it's all worth it," Spence tweeted after being told the Big Ten declared him permanently ineligible Wednesday. - - Tension in nearby Ferguson, Mo., put the NFL and St. Louis Rams in contingency mode this week. According to the Indianapolis Star, concession and public safety workers are on notice should Sunday's Oakland Raiders-Rams game in St. Louis need to be relocated. A league source told The Star a "remote possibility," that Indianapolis could host the game Monday. (Editing by Frank Pingue)