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NFL Notes: Broncos, Browns, Cowboys, Ravens & Redskins


In addition to his foot injury, QB Peyton Manning also had an MRI on his ribs on Monday. He also is dealing with a heel injury.

Here’s what Manning said regarding his injuries, which will cause him to miss the Broncos’ Week 11 game against the Bears, as well as his benching during Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs:

I want to try to get healthy this week,” Manning said, via Mike Klis. “I’m disappointed that I’m injured, I’m disappointed in the game yesterday certainly. But going to try and take advantage of this week and try get to feeling better and feeling healthy and see where things stand next week.

QB Brock Osweiler will get his first career start in Chicago next Sunday for the Broncos.


In clarifying remarks made about the Browns coaching staff, WR Travis Benjamin said he wants to extend his stay in Cleveland. A free agent after the season, Benjamin noted he is enjoying the best season of his career as a No. 1 receiver.

If the Browns offer me a contract right now that’s legitimate, I’ll sign right now. I would never leave the Browns,” Benjamin said, per Nate Ulrich.

  • Browns HC Mike Pettine said he’ll meet with owner Jimmy Haslam during the bye to discuss a number of issues with the team’s quarterback situation being one of them. (Nate Ulrich)
  • Pettine wasn’t willing to announce a starting quarterback, but he did say that QB Johnny Manzielplayed his ass off.



  • Cowboys HC Jason Garrett was asked if DE Greg Hardy missed meetings last week, to which he replied, “I don’t want to get in any specifics. We keep that stuff in house.” (Jon Machota)
  • According to Garrett, they have not reached the point where they are ready to move on from Hardy. (Clarence Hill)
  • Cowboys LB Sean Lee has passed through the NFL’s concussion protocol. (Charean Williams)


The NFL issued a statement on Monday admitting the officiating crew in the Ravens loss to the Jaguars made a mistake on the final play of the game.

Before K Jason Myers converted a game-winning 53-yard field goal for the Jaguars, Jacksonville did not have all 11 players set. A defensive penalty on the Ravens kept the game alive, and the field goal gave the Jaguars a 22-20 win on the road.

Here’s the league’s statement, courtesy of Jeff Zrebiec:

The correct call in this case would have been to penalize the offense for a false start because all 11 players were not set, and whistle to stop the play. The ensuing 10-second runoff should have ended the game.


Redskins HC Jay Gruden said he’d like to keep QB Kirk Cousins around moving forward, but admitted that the decision isn’t up to him.

Kirk is a guy you’d like to keep around, no doubt,” Gruden said, per John Keim. “That’s up to Scot (McCloughan), Kirk’s agent and Kirk.

  • As for contract talks between the two parties, Gruden said: “We’ll keep that in-house for now.” (Master Tesfatsion)

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