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Richie Incognito's ban reportedly to be extended

Miami Dolphins and Incognito agree to continue suspension with pay during Ted Wells' investigation, according to those close to the team and player.

November 29, 2013|Wire reports
  • Miami guard Richie Incognito has been suspended by the Dolphins during an NFL investigation of alleged bullying.
Miami guard Richie Incognito has been suspended by the Dolphins during… (Wilfredo Lee / Associated…)

Richie Incognito isn't any closer to getting back on the field for the Miami Dolphins, but his days without a paycheck will soon be over. NFL Media reported that Incognito and the Dolphins have reached an agreement to extend Incognito's suspension with pay while Ted Wells completes his independent investigation, according to people with ties to the Dolphins, the league and Incognito.

As part of Incognito's agreement, he will be paid retroactively for the last two games and will receive game checks for the next two weeks. Incognito's only unpaid portion of the suspension will be for the first two weeks he was banned for a total of approximately $500,000.

The rules of the collective bargaining agreement prevent the Dolphins from suspending Incognito beyond four games. The final game of his initial ban will come Sunday against the New York Jets.

NFL to review Mike Tomlin incident

The league will review Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin's decision to step onto the field during Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' kickoff return Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reported. Before getting out of the way at the last moment, Tomlin nearly collided with Jones during the third quarter on a 73-yard kickoff return. The incident triggered a controversy during the Ravens' 22-20 victory.

League fines

The league fined Steelers cornerback William Gay $15,750 for his hit last Sunday that gave Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell a concussion. Also fined $15,750 were Houston Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith for hitting Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne in the head and neck region, and Dolphins pass rusher Cameron Wake for his hit on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Injury update

Adrian Peterson, who has been limited for three weeks because of a groin injury, returned to full practice for Minnesota Vikings practice Friday and is probable to play Sunday.

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Wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who has been out all season because of a torn Achilles' tendon, said he is ready to return to the San Francisco 49ers. When asked whether Crabtree will play Sunday, 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh replied it "looks that way."

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Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar is expected to sit out the rest of the season because of a knee injury sustained in the team's win Thursday. The Cowboys reported Dunbar will have surgery for an injury to the joint in his left knee.

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New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and cornerback Trumaine McBride have been ruled out for the game Sunday. Coach Tom Coughlin announced after practice Friday that backup running back Brandon Jacobs and cornerback Corey Webster also will sit out.

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Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson will sit out his second straight game because of a sprained knee, and DeAngelo Williams and two other Carolina running backs are questionable for Sunday. Of the three running backs, Williams remains the biggest concern because of a thigh bruise. He has not practiced all week.

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The Denver Broncos might have lost a fourth defensive starter for Sunday after lineman Derek Wolfe fell ill within the hour after practice Friday. He is listed as questionable.

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali pronounced himself close to 100% for Sunday, but fellow pass rusher Justin Houston is considered week to week because of an elbow injury.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis, who suffered a groin injury last week, is listed as questionable for Sunday.

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Antonio Cromartie says his injured hip is "feeling a lot better," and he hopes to play for the New York Jets on Sunday.

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