NFL Notes: Ware, Murray unlikely to face Eagles

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NFL Notes: Ware, Murray unlikely to face Eagles

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October 14, 2013, 3:15 pm
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DeMarcus Ware (left) strained his quadricep in the Cowboys' 31-16 win over the Redskins and DeMarco Murray sprained his left knee. (USA Today Images)

IRVING, Texas -- DeMarcus Ware could miss a game for the first time in his eight-year NFL career. DeMarco Murray isn't saying whether he is about to have a third straight season interrupted by injury.

The star pass rusher and starting running back for the Dallas Cowboys both were injured in Sunday's 31-16 win over Washington. Ware strained his right quadriceps muscle in the first quarter. Murray exited in the second quarter with an MCL sprain in his left knee.

According to, neither are expected to play next Sunday against the Eagles.

The update from coach Jason Garrett was the same it is every week with every player -- Ware and Murray will be evaluated daily, and there is no timetable. Ware has played through injuries before -- mostly involving his neck -- which is why he has appeared in all 134 games with 133 starts as he approaches the halfway point of his ninth season. He called himself doubtful and said he wouldn't have played if the game were Monday.

"It is different because I go out there this time, I wouldn't be 100 percent," said Ware, the franchise sack leader with 115. "If I tried to go out there right now ... there wouldn't be a point of it. I wouldn't be able to get off the ball like I should."

Murray declined to talk to reporters in the locker room Monday, just as he did after the game.

Bills: Matt Flynn signs as backup
ORCHARD PARK N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn in their latest bid to shore up an injury-depleted position.

Flynn arrived in Buffalo a day earlier and spent the Monday morning working out in the team's fieldhouse in front of general manager Doug Whaley, coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

Though Flynn's workout had been scheduled before Buffalo's 27-24 overtime loss to Cincinnati on Sunday, the Bills (2-4) could be in need of another starter after Thad Lewis sprained his right ankle against the Bengals. Lewis said tests were negative, but it's uncertain whether he will be ready to play at Miami (3-2) on Sunday.

Lewis was off the practice squad last week to fill in for EJ Manuel, who is out indefinitely with a sprained right knee.

Jets: Goodson tears ACL, MCL
NEW YORK -- Jets running back Mike Goodson has posted on his Twitter page that he tore two ligaments in his left knee in New York's 19-6 loss to Pittsburgh.

Goodson tweets Monday that the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in the knee were torn when he was trying to make a tackle on Lawrence Timmons' game-sealing interception of Geno Smith in the fourth quarter. Goodson's knee was hit into by teammate Brian Winters on the play.

He needed to be helped off the field, and an MRI exam Monday morning confirmed the damage. Coach Rex Ryan was scheduled to speak to the media later Monday.

Goodson, signed as a free agent in March, was playing his second game since returning from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Browns: Chudzinski sticking with Weeden
CLEVELAND -- The Browns won't toss quarterback Brandon Weeden aside.

Weeden, who threw an inexcusable, underhanded interception in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Detroit Lions, will keep his job for at least one more week, coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday.

With the Browns down just seven points, Weeden, trying to avoid a sack, flipped the ball toward fullback Chris Ogbonnaya near the sideline but it was picked off by linebacker DeAndre Levy, all but sealing Detroit's win.

However, despite the gaffe, Chudzinski said he has no intentions to bench Weeden and plans to start him next Sunday in Green Bay. (see full story)



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