11/14 News And Notes

Bush Out For Week 11

Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14. He has been ruled out of the team’s Week 11 game.

Abraham Probable For Week 11

D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (neck) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 14. He is listed as probable for the team’s Week 11 game and is expected to play.

Whitner Questionable For Week 11

Buffalo Bills SS Donte Whitner (shoulder) was slightly limited during practice Friday, Nov. 14. He is listed as questionable for the team’s Week 11 game.

Schobel Out For Week 11

Buffalo Bills DL Aaron Schobel (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14. He has been ruled out of the team’s Week 11 game.

C. Palmer Out Week 11

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) will not play in the team’s Week 11 game.

Team Struggling In Close Games

Steve Patton, of the Reading Eagle, reports the Philadelphia Eagles are 1-9 in their last 10 games that have been decided by seven points or less, including their four losses this season.

Moss Plays Well Against Dallas

David Moore, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss has three straight 100-yard games against the Dallas Cowboys and has topped the 100-yard mark in four of his last six games against Dallas.

J. Jones Does Not Think A. Jones Would Be A Distraction

Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he believes CB Adam Jones would not be a distraction if he returned to the team. “Not if he’s adhering to the kind of things that he has to address. He was a hard worker, hard practicer and certainly contributed positively to our team. So I don’t consider him a distraction,” Jerry Jones said.

J. Lynch To Retire

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports free-agent FS John Lynch (Patriots) said Friday, Nov. 14, that he will retire. Lynch will hold a press conference Monday, Nov. 17, to make his decision official.

Tomlinson Looking For A Rushing Touchdown

Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson has gone a career-high five games without a rushing touchdown.

Vick Expects To Return To NFL

The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons imprisoned QB Michael Vick expects to return to the NFL, according to his bankruptcy attorneys who laid out a plan to pay creditors based in part on his anticipated earnings. “The Debtor has every reason to believe that upon his release, he will be reinstated into the NFL, resume his career and be able to earn a substantial living,” Vick’s attorneys wrote in a disclosure statement filed before a hearing Thursday, Nov. 13, in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Norfolk.

Mayo Has Big Game Week 11

Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo was credited with 20 tackles (16 solo) in the team’s Week 11 game.

Betts Likely To Start Week 11

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (knee) appears set to start Week 11. “Betts looked good,” head coach Jim Zorn said. “He’s got a brace on but made some cuts. That was encouraging.” RB Shaun Alexander would start if both Betts and RB Clinton Portis (knee) are unable to play.

McFadden Cleared To Play Week 11

ESPN.com reports Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (toe) has been cleared to play for Week 11. “I’m ready to go,” McFadden said. “I’ve been feeling real nice the last two days of practice, just being able to go out there and run and not have pain. At first just walking on it was hard on me, but then as that went away it was trying to cut the burst and the cuts.”

Walker Says He Is Done For Season

ESPN.com reports Oakland Raiders WR Javon Walker (ankle) said Thursday, Nov. 13, that he will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury. “I’m done for the season,” Walker said. “They’ve got to put some screws in.”

J. Jones Said He Would Welcome A. Jones back

The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones said he would welcome suspended CB Adam Jones back to the team if he “does the kinds of things that the league has asked him to do and that he’s doing. If he’s done that and satisfied that criteria, then yes, we would.” Jerry Jones said he had been in contact with Adam Jones “on numerous occasions.”

J. Jones Gives Phillips Vote Of Confidence

The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he has not thought once about relieving head coach Wade Phillips of his duties. Jones sees no reason why Phillips would not coach the team past this season. “There’s just absolutely no, I can tell you without hesitation, thought in my mind about him not coaching the Dallas Cowboys in the future, past this year,” Jones said. “No thought. I haven’t given that one ounce of consideration. … His contract is his contract.”

J. Jones Optimistic Team Will Make Playoffs

The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he “absolutely” believes his team will make the playoffs. “That’s not optimism,” Jones said. “I certainly do feel we’re going to be a team that plays well enough to be thinking about the playoffs.”

T. Jones Extends Scoring Streak Week 11

ESPN.com reports New York Jets RB Thomas Jones had his fourth consecutive game with a rushing touchdown in Week 11.