Eagles quarterback Michael Vick left Sunday's game with a concussion and will not return. Vick threw a first-quarter touchdown pass to Riley Cooper to give Philadelphia a 7-0 lead on its opening drive.
But he was knocked out of the game on a hit by Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff. He also suffered an eye injury on the play, according to the Eagles' press box announcement.
Vick was under heavy criticism for the Eagles' 3-5 start, including four straight losses, because of negative plays -- 14 turnovers and 27 quarterback sacks. Some fans have been pulling for rookie quarterback Nick Foles to replace Vick based largely on Foles' preseason performance.
He completed 63.5 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and two interceptions -- compiling a 110.1 rating -- while Vick battled injuries and was limited to nine total pass attempts in four preseason games.
--The New Orleans Saints received written permission from the NFL to negotiate a contract extension with suspended coach Sean Payton, ESPN.com reported Sunday.
Payton and the Saints agreed to a contract extension a year ago but the league rejected it in March because it contained language that Payton could opt out if general manager Mickey Loomis was suspended or left the team.
Loomis was later suspended eight games and Payton a year because of the Saints' bounty scandal. Loomis returned from his suspension last week. He told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that he believes a contract extension with Payton will get done.
---The Nov. 20 bounty appeals hearing is expected to be the first of several that stretch beyond the NFL season, ESPN.com reported Sunday.
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will arbitrate the hearings of the four players appealing their suspensions from the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Nov. 20 hearing is the first of several procedural dates in a due process forum that will last beyond the NFL season, meaning Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith can continue to play.
Former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita (now with the Cleveland Browns) is on injured reserve. Defensive end Anthony Hargrove is not with a team.
---High-ranking state officials in California have been courting Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to move his team to Los Angeles, ESPN.com reported Sunday.
However, they have had no luck so far.
Richardson is one of four NFL owners who also own the stadium their team plays in, so there is no lease to break or litigation to fight.
Richardson, however, said in a statement that he is committed to keeping his team in the region.
---The St. Louis Rams announced that cornerback Janoris Jenkins and wide receiver Chris Givens are inactive for Sunday's game against the host San Francisco 49ers because they violated team rules.
The Rams did not specify what rules the rookies broke.
---Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Quincy Black was taken off the field on a stretcher following a helmet-to-helmet collision in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
The injury occurred when Black was tackling Chargers running back Ryan Mathews.
Black remained on the ground for a few minutes but was able to move his hands before he was taken off the field.
---Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones returned to Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints in the third quarter after earlier limping off with a right shin injury.
Jones was injured in the first quarter but it is not clear how he got hurt. Trainers examined Jones before he went to the locker room. Jones had two catches for 14 yards before leaving the game.
---Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with injuries.
Dumervil exited midway through the second quarter with a right shoulder injury. Thomas, who led the Broncos with 756 receiving yards heading into the game, was helped off the field after injuring his right knee.
--Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril was in the locker room being checked for a concussion during the second half of Sunday's game against the host Minnesota Vikings, according to the Detroit News.
Avril was briefly shaken up in the second quarter but came back into the game. He left the game again in the third quarter, before going to the locker room.