NFL roundup: Titans owner Adams dies

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Tennessee Titans owner K.S. "Bud" Adams died Monday morning of natural causes in his Houston home, the team announced. He was 90.
Adams co-founded the AFL and owned the Houston Oilers since their debut in the league in 1960, through their move to Memphis in 1997 and then Nashville, where they became the Tennessee Titans.
Adams and Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson were the last surviving original AFL owners. Adams' Oilers won AFL titles in 1960 and '61.
The Oilers were the first football team to play indoors at the Houston Astrodome. They played there until their controversial move to Tennessee. The Titans reached the Super Bowl in the 1999 season.
He accumulated more wins than any other current NFL owner with 409. The 400th occurred against the Houston Texans in the 2011 regular-season finale.
Adams also owned the Houston Mavericks of the ABA from 1967-69 and the Nashville Kats of the Arena League from 2001-07.

---The St. Louis Rams announced that quarterback Sam Bradford is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee after an MRI taken Sunday night revealed the injury.
Bradford was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He was replaced by Kellen Clemens, who completed two of four passes for 19 yards and was sacked twice.

---Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne suffered a season-ending ACL injury from Sunday night's win over the Denver Broncos.
Wayne has been a picture of durability throughout his career -- he had a league-leading streak of 189 consecutive games played that will end in Week 9 at Houston.

----Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended for two games by the NFL for repeat violations of rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
Meriweather was cited for two illegal hits in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. He had been fined $42,000 earlier this season for a hit with his helmet during a game against the Green Bay Packers.
Meriweather has three days to appeal the suspension.

---Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley remained in the intensive care unit at a hospital and was being treated for a neck injury that occurred in Green Bay's game against the Cleveland Browns.
The team announced he had feeling in movement in all extremities but was undergoing additional tests.

---Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said running back Doug Martin is not out for the season, but would not offer details on his shoulder injury.
Multiple media outlets reported earlier that Martin has a torn labrum and could miss the rest of the season.

---Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a broken leg and a torn LCL on Sunday and is out for the remainder of the season.
Cushing had reconstructive knee surgery in 2012 to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

---The Texans released defensive end Sam Montgomery, outside linebacker Willie Jefferson and running back Cierre Wood after they violated team rules at their Kansas City hotel, according to the Houston Chronicle.
All three players were reportedly sent home Sunday morning and were among the Texans' inactives for Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Chiefs.

---The Chicago Bears announced that quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least four weeks with a muscle tear in his groin. The injury was confirmed by an MRI.
Josh McCown took over for Cutler when he was injured during Sunday's game. The team is expected to bring in Jordan Palmer to possibly back up McCown, according to ESPN.

---Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is expected to miss four to six weeks with a shoulder injury suffered in Sunday's loss, according to The injury will not require surgery.

---Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed Monday that quarterback Nick Foles has a concussion. Foles' playing status will not be determined until he passes the NFL's mandated concussion protocol.
Michael Vick, who was the starter until injuring a hamstring Oct. 6, did not play Sunday and it is uncertain when he will be healthy enough to return.

---New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is not likely to play Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings, reported.

---The Titans are cutting kick returner Darius Reynaud, reported. Reynaud has made several mistakes on returns this season.

---The Baltimore Ravens announced they traded left tackle Bryant McKinnie to the Miami Dolphins for a conditional late-round draft pick.
Baltimore benched McKinnie after acquiring Eugene Monroe earlier in the season. Miami is in need of offensive line help as quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been sacked more times than any quarterback in the league.

---The Pittsburgh Steelers released running back Isaac Redman and activated linebacker Kion Wilson from the practice squad, team officials announced Monday.
Redman, the team's starting running back at the beginning of the regular season, played in three games this season but was inactive for the past three games. For the season he rushed for 12 yards on 10 carries and had four receptions for 14 yards.

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