OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.
Bisciotti held a news conference Monday to respond to an ESPN report last week that he, president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome pushed Commissioner Roger Goodell for leniency for their star running back.
"Their accusations didn't jibe with what we know is fact," said Bisciotti, who said he expected Rice to be suspended 4-6 games.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The injuries continue to mount in the Carolina Panthers' backfield.
Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that bruising Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert will miss Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens with a hairline fracture in his left leg and running back Jonathan Stewart will be reevaluated on Friday with a severely sprained right knee.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is active and will play against the Chicago Bears after being listed as questionable with tightness in his right hamstring.
Bears wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey are also playing Monday night, as expected. Both were listed as questionable - as they were last weekend when they played at San Francisco - and will start. Marshall (ankle) and Jeffery (hamstring) were limited in practice Saturday.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) DeAngelo Hall made his way around on crutches with a walking boot on his leg, his season over with a ruptured left Achilles.
The Washington Redskins lost their three-time Pro Bowl cornerback for the rest of the 2014 when an MRI confirmed what was suspected after Hall was hurt in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.