TEMPE, Ariz. – Even though Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Dallas after fully practicing Friday, he’ll go through the concussion protocol a second time, coach Bruce Arians said. “Just to make sure that he’s ready to go before we let him back out there,” Arians said. Arians said Jefferson would see the team's independent neurological consultant Friday as a precaution.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is pressing. You can see it in his body language. You can feel it in his performance. You can hear it in his voice. Head coach Ron Rivera understands why. "Because he wants to win in a very bad way," Rivera said on Friday as he explained Newton’s performance in Thursday night’s 28-10 loss to New Orleans that knocked Carolina out of first place in the NFC South. Until he reached the NFL, Newton seldom lost.
RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks are a banged up lot entering Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Starting left tackle Russell Okung and starting strong safety Kam Chancellor will be game-time decisions, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday after practice. The good news is starting center Max Unger probably will play for the first time in four weeks, even though he’s listed as questionable with his foot injury. "Max made it through the week, so that’s a real good sign," Carroll said.
INDIANAPOLIS -- First it was Trent Richardson and Vontae Davis on Thursday. Then it was Reggie Wayne on Friday. Wayne joined Richardson and Davis as full participants in practice Friday, giving the indication he is headed in the right direction to play for the Indianapolis Colts on Monday against the New York Giants. He missed last Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh with an elbow injury. Coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday that he wanted to see Wayne in practice Friday and Saturday before making a decision on his status for Monday.
There are no games scheduled for today.