Three days after spraining his knee, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was just a little gimpy on the practice field and very cagey behind the microphone.
Griffin said he likes his chances of playing Sunday, but he and coach Mike Shanahan want to keep the Cleveland Browns guessing as long as possible.
VILMA PRESSES HIS DEFAMATION CASE
Jonathan Vilma asked a federal judge in New Orleans to allow him to move forward with his defamation case against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
In a motion filed Wednesday, Vilma dropped his case against the NFL’s disciplinary process, now that his suspension has been lifted. However, he continues to pursue damages from Goodell for harm he alleges was done to his reputation by the NFL’s bounty probe of the New Orleans Saints.
A congressman speaking at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing about the science behind HGH testing, accused the NFL Players Association of “trying to back out” of an agreement to start testing for human growth hormone in pro football. … A judge sentenced former Cowboys linebacker Eugene Lockhart Jr. to 41/2 years in federal prison for taking part in a multimillion-dollar scheme to swindle home lenders and potential home buyers with fraudulent mortgages. … The Cardinals placed quarterback Kevin Kolb on injured reserve, effectively ending his season, and named rookie Ryan Lindley as the starter for Sunday’s game against Detroit. … The Patriots have re-signed former Seahawks wide receiver Deion Branch for their battered corps of wide receivers. … Construction at Lambeau Field sparked a fire that caused about $5,000 in damage to the Green Bay Packers’ home.