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Jets RB Bell won't play against Dolphins

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NEW YORK (AP) Jets running back Le'Veon Bell has been ruled out for New York's game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday because of an illness.

Bell practiced fully on Wednesday, but then sat out Thursday and Friday. He was listed Friday as questionable for the game after being sent home to rest. The team announced Saturday that Bell would not play.

The Jets will be without a few other starters against Miami. Cornerback Brian Poole was already ruled out with a concussion, and safety Jamal Adams is listed as doubtful and unlikely to play with a sprained left ankle. Cornerback Arthur Maulet, who started the last four games, is also doubtful with a strained right calf.

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Panthers extend LB Thompson for 4 years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have signed Shaq Thompson to a four-year extension, keeping the linebacker under contract through the 2023 season.

Thompson began his career in Thomas Davis' shadows but has since emerged as a reliable starter.

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Lions fined $75K for injury violations

NEW YORK (AP) The Detroit Lions have been fined $75,000 for violating the NFL's injury report policy before quarterback Matthew Stafford missed a Nov. 10 game at Chicago.

The league confirmed the fine Saturday, saying the team failed to properly update Stafford's status. Coach Matt Patricia was also fined $25,000 and general manager Bob Quinn $10,000.

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Patriots bring back K Folk after 1 week

FOXBOROUGH, Mass/ (AP) The Patriots have re-signed kicker Nick Folk a week after releasing him following an emergency appendectomy.

Kai Forbath was signed to replace him but was released Monday after he missed an extra point in the Patriots' loss to Houston.

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Falcons P Bosher to IR with groin injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons punter Matt Bosher is done for the season after re-injuring his right groin.

Bosher was activated from injured reserve on Monday and expected to play for the first time since Week 4 when the Falcons (3-9) host the Carolina Panthers (5-7).

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Giants' Manning likely to start Monday

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Daniel Jones missed his third straight practice Friday because of a sprained right ankle, making it likely Eli Manning will return as the New York Giants starting quarterback on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jones was hurt Sunday in a loss to the Green Bay Packers. The sixth pick overall in the draft finished the game but his injury prevented him from working out this week.

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Falcons WR Jones, TE Hooper to return

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Receiver Julio Jones, tight end Austin Hooper and first-round pick Chris Lindstrom are returning to the Atlanta Falcons' offense for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Coach Dan Quinn made the announcement after Friday's practice.

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Colts' Hilton, Vinatieri out vs. Bucs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts will be without kicker Adam Vinatieri and Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton this weekend at Tampa Bay.

Vinatieri was limited in practice Wednesday and didn"t work out Thursday or Friday because of a left knee injury. The NFL's career scoring leader has missed 14 kicks this season - eight field goals and six extra points.

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Broncos LB Miller to be game-time call

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)

Von Miller said Friday he will test his injured left knee before the Denver Broncos' game at Houston to see if he'll be able to start a new streak.

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CB Jackson among 4 Titans ruled out

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has ruled out four Titans for Sunday's game in Oakland and will be without a pair of cornerbacks with starter Adoree' Jackson and backup LeShaun Sims both out with injuries.

Neither Jackson, who hurt a foot in last week's win at Indianapolis, nor Sims, who sat out last week with an injured right ankle, practiced all week. That leaves Tramaine Brock, claimed off waivers earlier in the week, likely to play against the Raiders (6-6). Tennessee was already thin in the secondary with Malcolm Butler on injured reserve.

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