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NFL Notes: Young injured and angry

Mon., Nov. 22, 2010

An injured Vince Young tossed his shoulder pads and No. 10 jersey into the stands following Tennessee’s overtime loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.

Young, who injured his right thumb late in the third quarter and was replaced by rookie Rusty Smith, left for the locker room but returned to the sideline and had the thumb taped and re-taped in an effort to return. He even tried a glove, but coach Jeff Fisher stuck with Smith.

After the game, Young walked toward the tunnel and suddenly tossed his shoulder pads and jersey into the stands.

A few minutes later he walked past reporters already dressed, ignoring both questions and his old college teammate who tried to talk to him. Three hours after the game, Young wrote on Twitter that he was fine and apologized to his teammates. He then tweeted, “Just want to play.”

Seymour ejected for striking Steelers QB

Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour was ejected for an openhanded punch to Ben Roethlisberger’s face as the Steelers quarterback was celebrating a touchdown pass.

After completing the 22-yard throw to Emmanuel Sanders, Roethlisberger jumped into the arms of tackle Flozell Adams. Roethlisberger then began walking forward and appeared to say something to Seymour, who turned and struck the quarterback in the jaw with his open right hand.

Romo throws for 1st time since injury

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has done some light throwing for the first time since breaking his left collarbone four weeks ago.

Team owner Jerry Jones indicated that there would be X-rays on Romo, but that any decision on the quarterback’s return will “be how he’s feeling.”

Quick kicks

The St. Louis Rams’ Sam Bradford had his NFL rookie record streak of passes without an interception snapped in the fourth quarter Sunday against Atlanta. He had thrown 169 passes without being intercepted. … Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy left Jacksonville in a walking boot after being injured in the third quarter of Sunday’s game. He stayed in the game and finished 17 of 28 for 241 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. … The Minnesota Vikings have lost starting right guard Anthony Herrera for the rest of the season to a knee injury. Herrera will have an MRI exam today.

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