New York Jets safety Rontez Miles had emergency leg surgery Thursday night after he was injured in practice.
The team confirmed that Miles, promoted from the practice squad this week, injured his right shin when he got tangled with a teammate.
Neither coach Rex Ryan nor the Jets could confirm the exact nature of the injury, but the coach said the pressure in Miles’ leg “kept getting worse and worse and worse.” His symptoms appear similar to compartment syndrome, which usually results from bleeding or swelling after an injury.
Cowboys’ Murray listed as questionable for Colts
DeMarco Murray is listed as questionable against Indianapolis after the NFL rushing leader did some work in practice this week for Dallas with a broken left hand.
The NFC East-leading Cowboys can wrap up a playoff berth if they beat the Colts and Philadelphia loses to Washington.
Rivera confident Newton to start vs. Browns
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he’s awaiting final clearance from team physicians, which could come today, before officially naming Cam Newton starter for Sunday’s game against Cleveland.
The fourth-year quarterback practiced Friday for the third straight day and Rivera says he feels “very confident and comfortable” that Newton will start after missing 12 days following his two-vehicle accident that left him with two lower back fractures.
Browns lineman Thomas accused of violations
Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland lineman Joe Thomas of multiple environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison, including doing work on the land without permits, building bridges and dams and dredging a pond. The letter also accused Thomas of discharging manure into a wetland.
The agency wants to meet with Thomas on Jan. 6 to discuss the violations. He could face $10,000 in fines for every day in violation.
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