New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara sustained a high ankle sprain in the first quarter of Friday's exhibition game against the visiting Chicago Bears.
Amukamara could miss several weeks, according to ESPN.com.
The injury occurred while Amukamara was defending Bears wide receiver Devin Hester on an end-around play with less than five minutes left in the first quarter. Amukamara was carted off the field after the next play when he tackled Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
"It is not a fracture," coach Tom Coughlin said after X-rays on Amukamara's ankle came back negative. "They were saying high ankle. Dr. (Russ) Warren thought it was mild. I don't like that term 'high ankle.' If it a mild sprain, perhaps, it is not going to take as much time getting back."
Last year, starting cornerback Terrell Thomas tore his right ACL against the Bears in an exhibition game. Amukamara, then a rookie first-round draft pick, replaced Thomas. He is still rehabbing his knee.
Three of the Giants' top six cornerbacks are out with injuries: Thomas, Amukamara and third-round pick Jayron Hosley (turf toe).
Amukamara missed nine games last year with a broken left foot.
Bruce Johnson, Michael Coe and Justin Tryon are likely the leading candidates to start while Amukamara is out.
Also, linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka strained his groin during the first half.
The Giants begin the regular season Sept. 5 against the Dallas Cowboys.
---New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow will not play in the team's exhibition finale at the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.
ESPN.com reported Saturday that Jets coach Rex Ryan does not play starters in the final games of the preseason, meaning Mark Sanchez will not play, either. That leaves Greg McElroy and Matt Simms at quarterback against the Eagles.
The Jets will only have three days' rest between their third and fourth exhibition games as they will take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Tebow is scheduled to play in the fourth quarter. Sanchez will play the first three quarters.
Tebow has completed only 9 of 22 passes for 96 yards, with one interception in 3 1/2 quarters of exhibition play. He has been sacked four times. He also has rushed six times for 39 yards, second-most on the team. In all, he has played 10 possessions totaling 51 plays. Both scoring drives he led resulted in field goals.
When asked about his smaller role, Tebow said, "No, it's not difficult. You just know your role and you try to do it the best you can. When you get opportunities, you make the most of them."
Tebow will be used in a Wildcat-like package even though the Jets have not run any Wildcat plays in exhibition games and do not plan to on Sunday.
The Jets open the regular season Sept. 9 against the Buffalo Bills.
---The Cleveland Browns have already introduced Jimmy Haslam as their new owner, but the NFL has not yet approved the sale.
Haslam said during the broadcast of Friday's Browns home exhibition game against the Philadelphia Eagles that the league's owners will vote on the matter in mid-October, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk.
The vote is apparently a formality since the owners previously approved Haslam's minority ownership of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Haslam purchased the Browns from Randy Lerner earlier this summer.
The sale could have a significant impact on the future of Browns president Mike Holmgren. It is not known if Haslam will retain Holmgren or let him go. If Holmgren is fired and has a "golden parachute" provision in his contract -- much like Bill Parcells had with the Miami Dolphins -- he could leave with full pay for the balance of his deal with the team.
---San Diego Chargers rookie outside linebacker Melvin Ingram sustained a thigh injury in the third quarter of Friday's 12-10 exhibition win at the Minnesota Vikings.
Chargers coach Norv Turner said in the San Diego Union-Tribune that Ingram's injury is a "deep thigh bruise" and is not considered serious.
Ingram, a first round draft choice, had to be helped off the field after staying down for three minutes. He did not return to the game.
"That (hit) hurt," Ingram said before taking X-rays.
The Chargers were already without running back Ryan Mathews, who sustained a broken clavicle in the first exhibition game. They also lost wide receiver Vincent Brown with a broken ankle in the second game. Mathews is out four to six weeks while Brown is out at least eight weeks. Both had surgery.
---Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn did not play Friday's 44-14 exhibition victory at the Kansas City Chiefs because of an elbow injury, according to the Seattle Times.
However, it is not known what the severity of the injury is or how it happened.
"It surprised him and it surprised us," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He couldn't throw well enough to play."
The Seahawks plan to use Russell Wilson with the starters in practice next week and Flynn with the second unit. Flynn did not practice on Wednesday because of a tired arm. He was scheduled to play Friday behind Wilson but was pulled during pregame warmups.
"He did improve a little bit from when it first flared up," Carroll said. "We thought he would be able to throw again and play. He thought so, too, but when he got out there, he just couldn't."
Carroll added that Flynn's injury is tendinitis-related but the team does not know any more than that.
"He didn't hurt it at any one time," Carroll said. "He didn't get hit or anything like that. It just kind of developed. We just have to wait it out and see what happens."
The Seahawks signed Flynn in March after playing with the Green Bay Packers for four years.
---Former Oakland Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson faces assault and battery charges stemming from an Aug. 4 incident in which he allegedly smashed a beer bottle on a man's face and then locked himself in a limo, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported Saturday.
Hanson, 44, had been an assistant for Cal Poly's football team but resigned on Aug. 17.
He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury, both felonies.
Hanson is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 5 in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.
In 2009 when he was with the Raiders, Hanson was involved in an altercation with then head coach Tom Cable in which Cable reportedly broke Hanson's jaw.
---The Minnesota Vikings cut 15 players from their roster to dwindle their roster to 75, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Saturday.
The waived players, mostly undrafted rookies, are guard Bridger Buche, running back Derrick Coleman, guard Grant Cook, linebacker Soloman Elimimian, defensive back Corey Gatewood, tackle Levi Horn, defensive end Anthony Jacobs, receiver Kamar Jorden, receiver A.J. Love, linebacker Tyler Nielsen, defensive end Ernest Owusu, defensive tackle Tydreke Powell, cornerback Chris Stroud, receiver Kerry Taylor, and receiver Bryan Walters.
Teams have until Monday to trim their rosters to 75 players.