NFL roundup: Jets fear Revis may have torn ACL

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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis had to leave Sunday's game against Miami after sustaining a non-contact injury to his left knee in the third quarter.
According to CBS Sports, the Jets fear Revis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The extent of the injury and his status for the coming weeks remains uncertain until an MRI exam is completed Monday.
Revis was injured while changing directions in pursuit of running back Daniel Thomas. Revis walked off under his own power, but seemed to be in considerable pain.
Revis had returned to action on Sunday after missing last week's game with a concussion.
Revis has been a first-team All-Pro each of the past three seasons.----NASHVILLE, Tenn.
- Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford left Sunday's game against Tennessee with a strained leg muscle.
Stafford tried to run down Alterraun Verner before pulling up. He limped back to the sideline, and Shaun Hill replaced Stafford.

---The NFL Players Association has formally accused the league's owners of being greedy in its dispute with the Referees Association.
The NFLPA executive committee posted a letter on its website Sunday that questions the stubbornness in making a settlement with the referees, who have locked out all season.
"It is lost on us as to how you allow a Commissioner to cavalierly issue suspensions and officials that you trained and entrusted to maintain that very health and safety," the NFLPA letter read. "It has been reported that the two sides are apart by approximately $60,000 per team. We note that your Commissioner has fined an individual player as much in the name of 'safety.' Your actions are looking more and more like simple greed. As players, we see this game as more than the 'product' you reference at times. You cannot simply switch to a group of cheaper officials and fulfill your legal, moral, and duty obligations to us and our fans. You need to end the lockout and bring back the officials immediately."

---The NFL expects to resume talks with the locked-out referees "as early as today or latest tomorrow,"'s Jay Glazer reported Sunday.
There are no formal negotiations scheduled and the sides reportedly remain far apart on details including salary, retirement benefits and operational issues.

--Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith left the team's hotel shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday after being notified that his 19-year-old brother, Tevin Smith, had died in a motorcycle accident.
The accident occurred in West Moreland County in northeast Virginia.
Coach John Harbaugh said he did not know if Torrey Smith would play against New England on Sunday night.

--Bills running back C.J. Spiller was carted off the field in Cleveland after suffering an apparent shoulder injury in the first quarter.
Spiller caught a short pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and was injured at the end of a 25-yard play.
With Fred Jackson already out with a knee injury, Tashard Choice assumed the feature back role for the Bills. Spiller, who entered Week 3 averaging 10.1 yards per carry, left the game with four carries for 16 yards and two receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown.

---Running back Mikel Leshoure will start for the Lions on Sunday, according to the team's website, marking the regular-season debut for the 2011 second-round pick.

--Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Hughes received a one-year extension that puts him under contract through 2013, according to Adam Caplan of
A key special teams player who is also part of the secondary rotation, Hughes was scheduled to be a restricted free agent following this season. Hughes reportedly received a $50,000 raise this year to $540,000 and $250,000 in performance escalators each of the next two seasons. He'll make $630,000 in base salary next year.

---Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon will miss his second consecutive game Sunday with a foot injury.
Garcon and safety Brandon Meriweather are inactive against the Cincinnati Bengals.

--Wide receiver Marques Colston is active for the Saints game against the Chiefs after being limited by a sore left foot during practice this week.

--Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is expected to make his season debut, according to ESPN. Mathews has missed the first two regular-season games with a broken clavicle suffered during the preseason.

--Defensive end Dwight Freeney is inactive and will miss his second consecutive game for the Colts due to a sprained ankle. Wide receiver Austin Collie, who hasn't played since suffering a concussion during the preseason, is active Sunday.

--The New England Patriots have activated tight end Kellen Winslow for Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Winslow, who has 437 career catches for 4,836 yards, was signed as a free agent five days ago. He will take the roster spot of tight end Aaron Hernandez, who suffered a severe ankle injury last Sunday in the Patriots' loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

--Denver Broncos coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio reportedly will be fined for their criticisms of the referees during Monday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
The coaches are expected to be fined $20,000 each for their actions, according to ESPN.
Fox and Del Rio were called at halftime and were told to ease up on the referees.

---Running back Steven Jackson is active for the Rams and will play against Chicago on Sunday after leaving last week's game with a groin injury, according to the NFL Network.

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