Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $30,000 by the NFL on Wednesday, but he says he didn’t kick Houston quarterback Matt Schaub on purpose. That’s why Suh insisted he doesn’t need to apologize to Schaub.
Suh spoke to reporters Wednesday for the first time since his left cleat connected with Schaub’s groin area in the Lions’ loss to Houston last Thursday.
Jets • The club signed former Rams receiver Mardy Gilyard, giving the team depth at the position with Clyde Gates and Chaz Schilens recovering from concussions. Gilyard spent less than a week with the Jets last season and was signed by Philadelphia in September, then released last week. He was a fourth-round pick of the Rams in 2010 and had all six of his NFL catches that season.
Steelers • Charlie Batch is expected to make his make his second straight start, on Sunday in Baltimore, because No. 1 quarterback Ben Roethlisberger still is healing from shoulder and rib injuries. Jonathan Dwyer has been named the starting running back based on his production and the fumbling problems of Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman.
Raiders • Running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, who both had a sprained ankle, returned to practice for the first time since missing three games. The hope is they will be able to play Sunday against Cleveland.
Packers • Receiver Greg Jennings, who has missed the last seven games and had surgery Nov. 1 to repair a lower abdominal tear that has bothered him since Sept. 9, is expected to play Sunday against Minnesota.
Vikings • Coach Leslie Frazier said tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith passed the necessary concussion tests this week, clearing the way for them to play Sunday at Green Bay.
Jaguars • They took two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin off waivers from Philadelphia and will pay the rest of his $1.69 million salary this year.
Browns • Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden practiced three days after sustaining a concussion and probably will start Sunday against Oakland.
Cardinals • Lyle Sendlein, the team’s ironman center, is out for the remainder of the season because of a knee injury.