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Oct 23 (The Sports Xchange) - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Missing did not practice with the team on Wednesday because of an ankle injury but is expected to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Manning was on the field but did not wear pads or participate in drills. The Denver Post reported that Manning was receiving treatment on the ankle.

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Michael Vick will start Sunday against the New York Giants, unless his injured left hamstring prevents the quarterback from reclaiming the No. 1 job with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Vick has missed the last two games because a hamstring injury. He was a full practice participant for the second straight day Wednesday and took most of the first-team reps, which would seem to indicate that he will start this weekend.

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NFL hearing officer Ted Cottrell reduced the suspension of Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather from two games to one.

Meriweather has been at the center of a number of repeated hits to the head this season, including hard stops of Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett, which prompted the NFL to suspend him for two games, reported.

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The Washington Redskins re-signed free agent safety Jordan Pugh just a week after he was released. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pugh played in 16 regular-season games and one playoff game in 2012 and 2013 before his release on Oct. 15 as part of the Redskins' push to upgrade their special teams. He has seen action in three games this season but does not have a tackle.

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Jason Campbell is in and Brandon Weeden is out as the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback.

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said he is turning to the veteran Campbell for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs in place of Weeden, who struggled after Brian Hoyer went down with a season-ending knee injury in Week 5.

Campbell, 32, last started a game for the Chicago Bears in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in November 2012. He becomes the Browns' 20th starting quarterback since 1999 and the team's third in 2013 as the season reaches the halfway point.

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Veteran defensive end Andre Carter signed with the New England Patriots after a tryout Monday in Foxborough.

Carter, 34, had 10 sacks in 2011 but wasn't re-signed after suffering a torn quadriceps muscle. Carter played in 12 games last season with 2.5 sacks for the Oakland Raiders.

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The St. Louis Rams added two quarterbacks to their roster Tuesday when they brought back Austin Davis and signed veteran Brady Quinn.

To make room for the pair on the active roster, the Rams released offensive lineman Brandon Washington and placed starting quarterback Sam Bradford on injured reserve.

Davis and Quinn will be expected to serve as backups to Kellen Clemens, who was named Monday by coach Jeff Fisher as the starter.

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Josh Freeman's first game as the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback did not go so well on the field, and the team announced he suffered a concussion that could keep him out of Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said via Twitter that Freeman's status is up in the air. If he is unable to play, Christian Ponder likely would be back in the starting lineup for the home matchup against the Packers.

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The New York Giants placed center David Baas on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered in Monday night's win over the Vikings.

Baas had just returned from a three-game absence due to a neck injury when he was hurt on the final snap of the Giants' first offensive series Monday.

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Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins returned to practice with the Cincinnati Bengals on a roster exemption.

Hawkins is on injured reserve because of an ankle injury suffered during the preseason but is designated for possible return under NFL rules. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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