NFL: The Seattle Seahawks will bring former Pro Bowl fullback Michael Robinson in for a physical today after Derrick Coleman suffered a hamstring injury against Arizona.
The team confirmed the talks with Robinson on Sunday. Coleman had been serving as the Seahawks fullback for most of the season, but left the game in the first half last Thursday against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury. After the game coach Pete Carroll had no immediate word on the severity of Coleman’s injury.
Robinson was Seattle’s starting fullback from 2010-12, but was cut at the end of training camp. He was set to make $2.5 million in base salary if he was on Seattle’s roster to start the regular season.
Bears’ Hester ties Sanders’ record
NFL: Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears has tied Hall of Famer Deion Sanders’ NFL record with his 19th return for a touchdown.
Hester brought back a punt 81 yards for a score in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. It is Hester’s 13th punt return for a TD, extending his own record in that category.
He also has returned five kickoffs and one missed field goal for touchdowns.
Hester had not scored on a return since Nov. 13, 2011.
The Redskins have allowed a punt return for a touchdown in two consecutive games, and against Oakland in Week 4 surrendered a TD on the return of a blocked punt.
|San Francisco 31, Tennessee 17|
|Carolina 30, St. Louis 15|
|Indianapolis 39, Denver 33|
|Kansas City 17, Houston 16|
|San Diego 24, Jacksonville 6|
|N.Y. Jets 30, New Eng. 27 (OT)|
|Buffalo 23, Miami 21|
|Pittsburgh 19, Baltimore 16|
|Cincinnati 27, Detroit 24|
|Green Bay 31, Cleveland 13|
|Washington 45, Chicago 41|
|Dallas 17, Philadelphia 3|
|Atlanta 31, Tampa Bay 23|
NFL report, page B5