The playing status of Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns will be decided by the team's doctor, NFL.com reported Saturday.
Griffin is listed as questionable with a sprained right knee, which he injured during last week's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
He has practiced on a limited basis this week, but backup Kirk Cousins has taken all the first-team snaps. Cousins led the Redskins to an overtime win over the Ravens after relieving the injured Griffin late in the fourth quarter.
The Redskins are reportedly willing to start Griffin if he is not 100 percent but will not play him if there is risk of further injuring his lateral collateral ligament.
--- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan flip-flopped on Tim Tebow's possible role in Monday night's game against the Tennessee Titans.
Ryan told reporters Friday that Tebow may serve as a personal protector on punts and might see action in the Wildcat formation on offense. Earlier in the week, Ryan said Tebow would not perform those functions.
Ryan changed his mind after watching Tebow practice Friday.
"I think I said he won't do personal protecting and all that stuff," Ryan said. "Well, he actually got a couple reps there, more mental things, but he moved around great. This is the best he's looked in several weeks. So we'll see about (what he'll do). There could be a chance that he does Wildcat. We'll see. He moved around that good that we may get him back in similar roles."
Tebow has been recovering from fractured ribs. Ryan said Tebow has been cleared to play and has finally showed enough improvement to actually play a role in a game. Tebow will probably not have an X-ray on his ribs before the game.
---The Cincinnati Bengals signed fullback John Conner Saturday to replace Chris Pressley, who was placed on injured reserve.
Conner was drafted by the Jets in 2010 but was cleared from the roster earlier this season in an injury settlement.
Pressley injured his right knee in Thursday night's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. He started in seven of the 14 games he played this year.
---Dallas Cowboys officials told ESPN Dallas on Saturday that they expect wide receiver Dez Bryant to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers even though he has a fractured left index finger.
Bryant was injured in the fourth quarter of last week's win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bryant will reportedly wear a taped-up splint. He was listed on the team's injury report as questionable on Friday.
After meeting with doctors earlier in the week, Bryant was told he needs to have surgery and that re-injuring the finger could cause long-term damage.
Bryant is 10th in the NFL with 1,028 receiving yards and tied for third with nine receiving touchdowns.
---The Cleveland Browns added rookie running back Trent Richardson to their injury report because of an illness.
He is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the visiting Washington Redskins.
Richardson has run for 869 yards on 247 carries this year, an average of 3.5 yards per rush. He also has 10 touchdowns, nine of them rushing.
---Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will not be activated to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN.
Lewis, who has been recovering from a torn right triceps since October, returned to practice last week. He did not play last Sunday's game, either.
His teammates certainly want him back on the field.
"He's Ray Lewis. Everybody knows how much it means," linebacker Jameel McClain said. "Whether it adds up to something in the long run, we don't know that yet. Only Ray knows that. But having him here is definitely a plus for all of us."
Lewis, 37, is a 13-time Pro Bowler in his 17-year career and is a two-time NFL defensive player of the year and Super Bowl MVP.