Sept 18 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has been fined $100,000 but was cleared to play this Sunday against New England after his one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday's loss to the Saints was overturned.
Goldson was flagged for the hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles, his third penalty in two regular-season games for unnecessary roughness or helmet-to-helmet contact. Goldson leads the NFL in personal fouls since 2010.
Hoyer has one career start in four seasons and spent his first three seasons as Tom Brady's primary backup in New England.
The All-Pro suffered a Lisfranc sprain in the arch of his left foot in the final minutes of the Broncos' 41-23 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.
The Broncos were hoping the anchor of their offensive line could return to protect quarterback Peyton Manning before the end of the season, but medical tests on Tuesday ruled that out and he will undergo surgery. The normal recovery time from the Lisfranc injury is three to four months.
Johnson left the game after hauling in a pass inside the 5-yard line and is being treated for a concussion from the hit by Pollard, a former teammate with a reputation for hard hitting.
Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen is facing season-ending hip surgery, coach Chuck Pagano said.
Meriweather will not face a suspension despite being a repeat offender of the NFL rule that prohibits leading with the helmet on a tackle.
Geathers suffered an elbow injury during Monday night's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. A former starter, Geathers was the team's No. 3 defensive end this year and had no tackles in two games. (Editing by Frank Pingue)
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