American Football - Vick not ready for return just yet

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has said he needs another week to rehab his hamstring injury, stating that he is not ready to run full speed.

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick

"I feel it getting better," Vick said. "It's just when I try to burst, that knot is still there. I think another week of rehab can put me in position where I can start gaining some confidence in it and doing things I normally do."

Nick Foles is preparing to start on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys after leading the Eagles to a 31-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb, who broke his right fibula Sunday, has been placed on injured reserve with the designation to return. He will be eligible to practice after six weeks and can return to game action against the Cowboys on December 15.

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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has said he didn't hear the fans cheering after his injury Sunday. He was more worried after hearing the sound his ankle made.

"It popped and must've come out and come back in place," Schaub said on KILT-AM. "It could have been drastically worse."

Schaub hopes to play this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The New York Jets have signed Josh Cribbs to replace kickoff returner Clyde Gates, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Cribbs, 30, is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro.

He is tied with Leon Washington for the most kickoff-return touchdowns in NFL history (eight) and has 11 return TDs in his career.

To fill Gates' role at receiver, the Jets signed Greg Salas from the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad.

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Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has said that injured defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, who is recovering from hamstring and groin injuries, might be placed on injured reserve.

Ratliff is currently is on the physically unable to perform list. He is eligible to practice this week, but it's doubtful if he will join the team.

Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware is unlikely to play Sunday due to a quadriceps strain. It would end a nine-year, 134-game run in which he has not missed a game.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed offensive tackle Levi Brown and tight end David Johnson on injured reserve.

To fill the roster spots, the Steelers signed free agent tight end Richard Gordon and promoted cornerback Isaiah Green from the practice squad.

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The Redskins have placed linebacker Bryan Kehl and long snapper Nick Sundberg on injured reserve and waived safety Jordan Pugh.

Linebacker Josh Hull, long snapper Kyle Nelson and safety Trenton Robinson were signed to the active roster as the team attempts to improve its special teams units.

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The Denver Broncos have signed practice squad wide receiver Tavarres King to their active roster and waived linebacker Adrian Robinson.

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Offensive lineman Mark Asper has been promoted from the Buffalo Bills' practice squad, and the team have released offensive lineman Colin Brown.

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Running backs Danny Ware and Peyton Hillis were scheduled to work out for the New York Giants.

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San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin has said the NFL is not doing enough about player safety, citing Thursday night games as an example of the league being more interested in revenue.

"I think the league is covering their butt to be honest with you," Boldin said.

He was taking part in an online chat with the Bay Area News Group and fans when he was asked if he had seen the PBS documentary "League of Denial," which details the NFL's history with concussion studies.

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