11/20 News And Notes

Schweigert Signed By Lions

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions have signed free-agent FS Stuart Schweigert (Giants) to a two-year contract. He is expected to contribute on special teams before eventually playing free safety.

Ocho Cinco Deactivated For Game

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco will be deactivated for tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for violating a team rule, the Bengals have announced today. The Bengals did not provide details and indicated they would have no further comment until after the game. The league-owned NFL Network, which is carrying tonight’s Bengals-Steelers game from Pittsburgh, reports that Johnson got into a dispute with a member of the Bengals organization Wednesday night and left a team function.

Quinn Has Fractured Finger

The Cleveland Browns have announced that quarterback Brady Quinn has a small fracture of the index finger on his throwing hand but still is expected to play this weekend. Quinn was cleared to play by a hand specialist, Browns Coach Romeo Crennel said at a news conference. The fracture in Quinn’s right index finger was discovered when he underwent an X-ray Wednesday after complaining of soreness, according to the team. The second-year pro has started the Browns’ last two games, including Monday night’s triumph over the Buffalo Bills, after Crennel benched Derek Anderson in favor of the former first-round draft choice.