NFL-National Football League roundup


Nov 30 (The Sports Xchange) - The Miami Dolphins placed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin on the non-football illness list, meaning he is not eligible to return this season.

Martin has been away from the team since Oct. 28 after claiming harassment and bullying from several teammates, including offensive guard Richie Incognito.

The Dolphins signed safety D.J. Campbell from the practice squad to take Martin's spot on the 53-man roster.

Miami can pay as little as none or all of his remaining $607,466 base salary for this season. The 24-year-old is in the second of a four-year contract he signed his rookie season.

The Dolphins reportedly have agreed to keep Incognito on the roster while the NFL concludes its investigation.

Incognito's four-game suspension was to end Monday under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, but it was extended with pay and could last up to six weeks in a deal reached with the Dolphins.

He will not be paid for two weeks of the suspension. Reports indicated that it cost him $470,588.

Attorney Ted Wells, who is conducting the investigation for the NFL, said he would need a few more weeks to complete his work.

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San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree will play Sunday when then the 49ers take on the visiting St. Louis Rams.

Crabtree was activated from the physically unable to perform list Tuesday. He had surgery in May to repair a torn Achilles tendon suffered during a spring practice.

Crabtree was placed on the unable to perform list Aug. 27 and returned to practice Nov. 5.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is doubtful for Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints due to a sore hip.

Harvin missed the first 10 games of the season after having hip surgery in the summer. He made his Seahawks debut Nov. 17 against the Minnesota Vikings, catching one pass for 17 yards and returning a kickoff 58 yards against his former team.

Even though the Seahawks had an extra week off for their bye, Harvin apparently was unable to recover. Coach Pete Carroll said Saturday that Harvin most likely will miss Monday's game because of lingering soreness.

"If anything at all is not right we're not going with him," Carroll said. "We're going to make sure he's 100 percent before we go."

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The Denver Broncos ruled out defensive end Derek Wolfe from playing Sunday's game at the Kansas City Chiefs after he apparently suffered a seizure on Friday.

Wolfe became ill on the team bus headed to Denver International Airport and was sent to a hospital.

"Derek Wolfe is alert and recovering in a Denver hospital after experiencing seizure-like symptoms on Friday," the team said in a statement Saturday. "He underwent extensive testing and is now being treated accordingly by doctors, who will continue to monitor his condition."

Wolfe has had trouble putting on weight since getting food poisoning during preseason. He was also carted off the field with a neck injury during a preseason game but tests were negative.

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New England Patriots rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson has a foot sprain, reported Saturday.

Dobson was injured last Sunday against the Denver Broncos and did not practice this week.

In 10 games, Dobson has 35 catches for 492 yards with four touchdowns.

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Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco is out for the season with an Achilles tendon tear, according to CBS Sports.

Velasco was injured Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens. He was one of several Steelers injured in the 22-20 loss.

Running back Le'Veon Bell sustained a concussion but it is too early to determine his status for the Dec. 8 game against the Miami Dolphins.

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The Kansas City Chiefs put rookie defensive back Sanders Commings on injured reserve Saturday and promoted rookie linebacker Josh Martin from the practice squad.

Commings missed the first nine games with a broken collarbone, and coach Andy Reid said he recently had developed inflammation in the shoulder.

(Editing by Gene Cherry)

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