NFL roundup: Jets' Holmes leaves game with foot injury

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New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes was carted off the field with an apparent left foot injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

He is scheduled to have an MRI Monday to determine the extent of the injury.

Holmes went down awkwardly after catching a four-yard pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez. Holmes flipped the ball in the air without being touched and grabbed his knee. San Francisco cornerback Carlos Rogers took the ball back 51 yards for a fumble return for a touchdown to put the 49ers up 24-0 following the extra point.

The injury to Holmes was reminscent of the non-contact torn ACL suffered by Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis in Week 3.

---Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker left Sunday's game against the Houston Texans in the first quarter with an injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder and is questionable to return.

Matt Hasselbeck entered the game in Locker's place.

Locker suffered a separated left shoulder in the season-opener, and The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt speculated that it might have popped out again.

--- Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather and receiver Aldrick Robinson were both knocked out of Sunday night's game before it started as they were involved in an odd collision in pregame warm-ups.

Meriweather was preparing to play his first game of the season after battling a knee injury. But during pregame drills, he was running a route toward the end zone, and when he attempted to catch a ball, he slammed into Robinson, who was looking at the ground in the end zone. Robinson was not wearing a helmet, and he was hit in the head by Meriweather's right knee, according to the Washington Times.

Robinson remained on the ground for about 10 minutes before walking off with assistance from trainers. Both were made inactive for Sunday's game.

---Former St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who was suspended indefinitely for his part in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, was allowed by the league to attend an NFL game between St. Louis and Seattle on Sunday.

Williams was suspended for a year for his part in the NFL's case against the Saints for running a bounty program.

Williams, whose son Blake Williams is a linebacker for the Rams, was hired during this offseason by St. Louis to run its defense.

--- No team has ever started 0-4 and advanced to the postseason, but that doesn't mean the winless Cleveland Browns aren't focused on their game against the New York Giants next Sunday in the Meadowlands.

"Hey, let's go," Browns coach Pat Shurmur said. "No gloom and doom here. We're fighting to do what we can to go to New York and beat the Giants.

"This is the group of guys I want to get this thing fixed with and I told them that in the locker room Thursday night. These are my guys and I'm glad they are."

Playing last Thursday meant the Browns got three extra days to heal before playing the Giants. But it also meant three extra days to analyze why they are still winless and why playing hard against the Ravens wasn't good enough.

---Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is putting off contract extension talks until after the end of the season.

"We talked. We thought he had an interest, and he knows we have an interest," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told The Dallas Morning News. "But he wants to just concentrate on the season. ... We're not doing anything on the contract right now. We just haven't done anything on it. He's just concentrating on right now, this year, what he's doing on the field.

"We're fine with that, too. He's not going anywhere."

Romo is signed through 2013, but Jones has expressed an interest in locking up the 32-year-old quarterback long-term.

---Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson said he will play Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Jackson suffered a knee injury during the season opener and has missed the past two games. He will wear a brace on the injured knee.

C.J. Spiller, who replaced Jackson and then sustained a shoulder injury last week, also will play.

---Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt reportedly will not play Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Britt, who has been ailing all week with ankle injury, has been ruled out, according to ESPN.com. He was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

He has seven catches for 60 yards in two games. He is expected to be replaced by rookie Kendall Wright.

---Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is expected to play Sunday for the first time since the opening game of the season.

Garcon, who suffered a foot injury in the opener, is listed as questionable. Yet the Washington Times reported that Garcon said he will try to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

---The San Diego Chargers will have three healthy cornerbacks when they play at Kansas City on Sunday

The Chargers will play with Quentin Jammer, who also has a broken hand, Antoine Cason and Marcus Gilchrist.

Shareece Wright is out with a high ankle sprain suffered in the opening game and the team was unable to shuffle the roster to again make room for Greg Gatson. That's because kicker Nate Kaeding is out with a right groin injury and had to be replaced by recently signed Nick Novak.
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