NFL Notes: Patriots moving on from disputed call

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NFL Notes: Patriots moving on from disputed call
November 19, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Tom Brady argues the call at the end of the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Panthers on Monday night. (USA Today Images)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick isn't wasting time dwelling on the disputed call that ended the Patriots' loss to the Carolina Panthers.

New England's coach is too busy preparing for the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.

Belichick said Tuesday he had no further comment about the officiating in Monday night's 24-20 defeat at Carolina. On the final play, officials waved off a penalty that was called when Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly wrapped up tight end Rob Gronkowski in the end zone.

Belichick said after the game he received no explanation for the decision. Referee Clete Blakeman told pool reporters that officials conferred and decided Tom Brady's pass was underthrown and wasn't catchable (see full story).

Saints: Greer put on IR
METAIRIE, La. -- Saints coach Sean Payton says Jabari Greer's will miss the rest of the season because the cornerback's left knee injury during last Sunday's victory over San Francisco included a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Payton had hinted Monday that the injury was serious, but waited until Tuesday to disclose the ACL tear and report that Greer is being placed on injured reserve.

New Orleans also has signed defensive back Trevin Wade, who was drafted by Cleveland and played much of last season, but had been a free agent throughout this season.

Wade was signed to add depth. Payton says second-year cornerback Corey White is expected to take over Greer's starting role, as he did during last Sunday's game, in which he had an interception. Payton says White "has really been ascending player," (see full story).

Dolphins: Investigation has team on edge
DAVIE, Fla. -- A visit by an NFL special investigator is enough to make even a 6-foot-8, 360-pound tackle quake.

Bryant McKinnie, a 12th-year pro, was among the Miami Dolphins still waiting Tuesday to be interviewed by New York attorney Ted Wells and his staff in the bullying scandal surrounding the team.

"You know they're here, and they don't often come to people's facilities," McKinnie said. "You get a little nervous, I guess."

McKinnie said he talked to one offensive lineman who had already been interrogated.

"I said, `Do you do feel like you're on `The First 48'?" McKinnie said with a laugh, referring to the TV series about homicide investigators.

The answer: Yes.

Wells was at the Dolphins complex for a second consecutive day to interview players, coaches and staff about tackle Jonathan Martin's allegations of daily harassment by teammates, including guard Richie Incognito (see full story).