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Nov 29 (The Sports Xchange) - An NFL official told ESPN Friday that Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin should have been penalized for stepping on the field during a play in the third quarter of Thursday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens and may be disciplined.

After the Steelers scored in the third quarter to close to within 13-7, Jacoby Jones of the Ravens returned the ensuing kickoff 73 yards. Replays showed Tomlin lingering in the white strip along the sideline, scooting away at the last second as Jones approached but perhaps causing Jones to veer off his straight line.

Tomlin was not assessed a penalty on the play.

Tomlin said after the game he was not trying to interfere with Jones.

"I always watch the returns on the Jumbotron," he explained. "It provides better perspective for me. I lost my placement as he broke free and saw at the last second how close I was to the field of play."

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New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes missed practice Friday and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins due to his hamstring injury.

Holmes injured the hamstring on Sept. 29 against the Tennessee Titans and missed the next five games. He played in the team's last two games, but he has suffered some kind of setback.

Holmes has caught 13 passes for 326 yards and a touchdown, but has only managed to play in six games this season.

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Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Johnson sustained a sprained MCL on Nov. 18 against the New England Patriots.

The Panthers also said running back DeAngelo Williams is questionable for Sunday's game.

Williams suffered a deep thigh contusion against the Miami Dolphins last Sunday and has not practiced all week.

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Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno practiced on Friday and appears set to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Moreno sustained a right ankle bone bruise last Sunday against the New England Patriots and was on crutches after the game. He ran for a career-best 224 yards with 37 carries in the game.

Moreno missed practice Wednesday but returned Thursday.

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali will play Sunday against the Broncos but the team will be without linebacker Justin Houston.

Hali said Friday his injured ankle is much better but Houston is out with a dislocated right elbow.

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The NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay $15,750 for his hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell during Sunday's game.

Campbell sustained a concussion on the play in which Gay made contact with Campbell's face mask. He has not practiced this week and will not play for the Browns against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Gay did not get assessed a penalty for the hit.

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The NFL fined Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for making a throat-slashing gesture after making a tackle during Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Earlier this season, Suh was fined $100,000 for a low block on Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman John Sullivan and $31,500 for leading with his helmet while tackling Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden.

Suh has been fined nine times in his NFL career and suspended two games in 2011 for stomping on Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.

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The Dallas Cowboys fear that running back Lance Dunbar's injured left knee will require season-ending surgery, ESPN reported Friday.

Dunbar was injured in the fourth quarter of Thursday's win over the Oakland Raiders.

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Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman said Thursday that he expects defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Ratliff has not played in more than a year because of a groin injury.

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New England Patriots rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson was ruled out of Sunday's game at the Houston Texans because of a foot injury.

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

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

(Editing by Gene Cherry)

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