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New York Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

He will require surgery that should take about six months of recovery time.

Revis was injured in the third quarter of the Jets' 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday while changing directions in pursuit of running back Daniel Thomas. Revis walked off the field under his own power, but seemed to be in considerable pain. He was then carted to the locker room.

Jets coach Rex Ryan announced the injury during his weekly press conference Monday.

"Obviously that's a significant injury," Ryan said. "It's something that we're going to have to overcome as a football team. We understand that. For him, I feel bad about it. He's such a great player and a great teammate. We're going to lose that presence. With that, I don't know what else to say about it. That's the horrible thing that came out of the game. The good thing is obviously we found a way to win."

Ryan said he would talk to Revis before deciding on placing him on injured reserve. The team has seven players on the roster who've had ACL surgery, including cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

Revis was replaced by Kyle Wilson, who was a first round draft pick in 2010. Wilson has struggled and was picked on by the Dolphins on Sunday.

Revis had missed the previous week recovering from a concussion he sustained in the season opener against the Buffalo Bills.

--- The NFL might fine but probably not suspend New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick for grabbing an official after Sunday night's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, according to the NFL Network.

The network was told by a source Monday that Belichick possibly faces a fine for illegal touching.

Belichick chased down an official after being denied a chance to challenge a missed field goal as the Patriots fell 31-30 to the Ravens. The play was not eligible for a challenge since the ball was kicked over the uprights.

On Monday, Belichick explained his actions, saying he meant no disrespect to the officials but was trying to find out whether the Ravens' game-winning field goal was under review. (Several Patriots players claimed Justin Tucker's field goal was wide.)

---ESPN reported Monday that New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace is not expected to be disciplined by the NFL for comments he made suggesting that the team intentionally tried to injure Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush.

Bush injured his left knee when it struck a helmet while being tackled by a group of Jets with 23 seconds left in the second quarter of the Dolphins' 23-20 overtime loss to the Jets on Sunday.

He did not return to the game.

"I guess he was doing his thing for a quarter or two," Pace told the New York Daily News. "We had to put him on out. We didn't see him again."

---Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush may be back this week after an MRI taken Monday showed that his injured left knee sustained no structural damage, according to ESPN.

Bush's injury occurred with 23 seconds left in the second quarter of the Dolphins' 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Jets on Sunday when his knee made contact with a helmet.

---Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan explained his treatment of a replacement referee after Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals through a statement released by the team on Monday.

The league is looking into the incident in which Shanahan ran down the official and berated him in the tunnel following the game.

ESPN Radio 980 reported that Shanahan said, "You have no (expletive) balls, you are a (expletive, expletive.)"

Shanahan said in the statement that he was just frustrated and that he was wrong for how he handled the situation.

"When I overheard the official tell the head coach that the game was over after the false start penalty, I tried to explain that the game was not over," he said. "That is what resulted in the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. I tried to get an explanation of how I could get that penalty when half of the other team was on the field, as well.

"I was frustrated, and in the process of trying to get some answers from the officials, I conducted myself in the wrong way."

---An MRI taken of Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams revealed a bone bruise in his right knee, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Williams played through the pain for parts of the second and third quarter but was forced back to the bench. The team initially feared the injury was more serious.

The Post reported that Williams was wearing a brace on the knee at team headquarters Monday and told reporters "I'm good" when asked about his knee. It is not clear if he will miss any additional time.

---Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings, who is questionable for Monday night's game at the Seattle Seahawks, told ESPN that he will play.

Jennings said his injured groin is still sore but feels good enough to play.

Jennings was injured in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 9.

---Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith told WBBM radio Monday that the team is "hopeful" that injured running back Matt Forte can play Oct. 1 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN Chicago.

Forte has missed one game since injuring his right ankle Sept. 13 against the Green Bay Packers.

He missed Sunday's 23-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams that improved Chicago to 2-1 for the season.

---Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is expected to be out one or two weeks with a sprained A/C joint in his shoulder, CBS Sports reported Monday.

Spiller was carted off the field in Cleveland in the first quarter on Sunday. He caught a short pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and was injured at the end of a 25-yard play.

---New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin told the New York Daily news Monday that running back Ahmad Bradshaw "still has some issues" with his injured neck.

Bradshaw hurt his neck in the second quarter of the Giants' 41-34 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 16. The team has not provided any additional details about the specific injury.

He was being re-evaluated at a hospital Monday morning. It is not clear how long Bradshaw will be out.

---Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz told the Detroit Free Press Monday he had no comment on an MRI taken on quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Stafford left Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter with a leg injury.

Shaun Hill would likely start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings if Stafford cannot play but Schwartz said he would not make that decision until Friday.

---Denver Broncos coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio were fined a combined $55,000 by the NFL for publicly criticizing replacement referees last week.

Fox received a $30,000 fine and Del Rio was docked $25,000 for their behavior during last Monday night's 27-21 defeat against the Atlanta Falcons, according to ESPN.

Fox and De Rio were visibly upset with the officiating in the first quarter, which took an hour to play.

---Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie will miss the rest of the season after it was revealed Monday that he has a tear in his right patella tendon, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Collie worked his way back on the field after recovering from a concussion during the preseason. He injured his knee after making his first catch of the season Sunday in a 22-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

---Though no significant progress was made, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was involved in Sunday's contract talks between the league and the NFL Referees Association, ESPN reported Monday.

The negotiations in New York occurred with a federal mediator present, according to Sports Illustrated. Goodell had also reportedly participated in two negotiation sessions last week as well.

--The NFL filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on Monday to try to enforce a stay on the discovery phase in Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit against commissioner Roger Goodell, the New Orelans Times-Picayune reported.

In essence, the league wants the court to prevent Vilma's legal counsel from requesting evidence related to the NFL's investigation in the Saints' alleged bounty program.

The league is claiming that because a motion to dismiss the defamation suit has been filed, it's premature for Vilma's legal counsel to issue subpoenas to potential witnesses, request documents and depose Goodell before a judge has said the case will proceed.

---Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from Eden Medical Center on Monday after being held overnight for observation, the team announced.

Heyward-Bey was diagnosed with a concussion and neck strain and is expected to make a full recovery.

He left Sunday's game on a stretcher after being hit by two Steelers defenders in the end zone with 14:31 remaining in the fourth quarter.

---Cowboys safety Barry Church will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

With veteran sidekick Gerald Sensabaugh (calf) and Matt Johnson (hamstring) also out against the Bucs, Mana Silva was thrust into significant playing time.

--Business software company SAP has signed to become the third founding partner for the 49ers' $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara due to open in 2014, the team announced Monday.

The deal includes the team's practice facility, which will be adjacent to the new stadium, being named the SAP training Center. The company will be the exclusive year-round provider for business software, statistics and performance, including working with 49ers.com and social media platforms.
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