>>Bears Injury Update
(Lake Forest, CA) -- Bears receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are day-to-day. Marshall is suffering from an ankle injury while Jeffery also missed practice with a hamstring injury. Center Roberto Garza didn't practice on Wednesday with an ankle sprain. Chicago plays San Francisco in Week Two.
>>Rams' Long To Have Ankle Surgery
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Rams will be without defensive end Chris Long for a while. Head coach Jeff Fisher says Long will have ankle surgery this week and miss at least "a few" games. Long was injured in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. Multiple reports say he will be out one-to-two months. Long will be placed on short-term injured reserve with the designation to return later this season.
>>Report: Lacy Expected To Play Sunday For Green Bay
(Green Bay, WI) -- The Packers backfield should be at full strength when they face the Jets on Sunday. The "Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel" reports running back Eddie Lacy is expected to play as Green Bay tries to avoid falling to 0-and-2. Lacy suffered a concussion during Green Bay's loss last Thursday to the Seahawks. He had 34 yards on 12 carries and three receptions for 11 yards in the opener. The Jets held the Raiders to 25 rushing yards on 15 carries in their win against the Raiders Week One.
>>Ex FBI Director Mueller To Conduct NFL Investigation
(Undated) -- Former FBI director Robert Mueller the Third is conducting an independent investigation into the NFL. NFL.com reports commissioner Roger Goodell will fully cooperate with Mueller and that the findings will be made public. New York Giants owner John Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney will oversee the investigation of Goodell and how the league handled the evidence of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Rice was originally suspended two games by the NFL, but a new video of his domestic violence incident surfaced Monday. This led to the Ravens releasing Rice and the league suspending him indefinitely.
>>Congress Looking Into NFL Rice Case
(Washington, DC) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is now being questioned by Congress concerning the Ray Rice case. A dozen House of Representatives Democrats sent a letter to Goodell on Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency." Congress is also asking the league to reveal more about its investigation efforts to obtain the video acquired and broadcast by TMZ. Goodell has maintained the NFL never received the graphic elevator video of Ray Rice punching his now-wife Janay and knocking her out at a casino in Atlantic City. In an interview on Tuesday, Goodell said he doesn't believe his job is in jeopardy.
>>Rice-less Ravens Welcome Steelers To Town
(Baltimore, MD) -- The Ravens will look to put distractions of Ray Rice's release behind them when they welcome the hated Steelers to M&T Bank Stadium for a Thursday night AFC North clash. Baltimore released the running back earlier this week after video was released showing him striking his then-fiancee in a casino elevator in February. The Ravens are also attempting to avoid an 0-and-2 hole after losing their opener to the Bengals, 23-16. The team intends to use a trio of running backs including Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro going forward. The Steelers are fresh off a thrilling 30-27 win over the Browns at home. Pittsburgh blew a 24-point lead before Shaun Suisham [[ SWEE-sham ]] delivered a 41-yard field goal as time expired. The division rivals split last year's meetings, with each team winning at home. The Ravens have won four of six but trail the regular season series with a 16-and-20 mark all-time.
>>49ers, Pac-12 Suspend Announcer Robinson
(Undated) -- Play-by-play announcer Ted Robinson will be missing some time in the booth. The San Francisco 49ers and Pac-12 Network have suspended Robinson two weeks, meaning he will miss two Niners' games for his comments about former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the domestic violence incident surrounding him. He has since apologized for his comments made on KNBR radio.
>>Saints Buy Bengals Jerseys For Good Cause
(Cincinnati, OH) -- The New Orleans Saints have placed an order for 100 Cincinnati Bengals jerseys, but it's all for a good cause. The Bengals announced this week that proceeds from the sale of Devon Still's jerseys will go to fight pediatric cancer. Still recently revealed his four-year-old daughter has stage four neuroblastoma. WXIX-TV reports the Saints ordered 100 of the jerseys, which are going for 100-bucks each. Still thanked the team on his Twitter page.
The Bengals also announced that Devon Still has been taken off the practice squad and placed on the team's active roster. The move will effectively triple Still's salary.
>>Panthers' Newton "Absolutely" Ready To Start Sunday
(Charlotte, NC) -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is confident he will make his season debut this Sunday. Asked after Wednesday's practice if he will be ready to start against the Detroit Lions, he said, "Absolutely." Newton was inactive this past Sunday for the first time in his career while recovering from a fractured rib he suffered during the preseason. Veteran Derek Anderson stated Sunday's game at Tampa Bay and led Carolina to a 20-14 victory.
>>Cardinals' Fitzgerald Responds To Father's Criticism
(Tempe, AZ) -- Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald says his father's controversial Twitter comments do not reflect is own feelings or mood. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. took to the social media site hours after the Cardinals' comeback win over the San Diego Chargers on Monday, to say the team did not target his son because of the politics of the business. The Pro Bowler was targeted only four times, and hauled in one catch for 22 yards in the victory. The younger Fitzgerald says his only concern is that the team is winning football games. There is much speculation that the team will release "Fitz" following the season due to his 23.6-million-dollar salary cap figure for 2015.