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Buccaneers QB Winston to start Sunday

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston tested his injured throwing shoulder in practice and will start Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter made the announcement Friday after the third-year quarterback worked with the first-team offense for the first time since spraining his right shoulder during last week's 38-33 loss at Arizona.

Winston was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, taking "mental reps" while backup Ryan Fitzpatrick prepared to face the Bills.

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Lynch banned 1 game for pushing official

NEW YORK (AP) Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended for one game without pay by the NFL on Friday for shoving a game official during the Raiders' victory over Kansas City on Thursday night.

Lynch was ejected from the game after he shoved line judge Julian Mapp.

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Jags RB Fournette questionable vs. Colts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette could miss his first game of the season because of a sprained right ankle.

The Jaguars list Fournette as questionable to play Sunday at Indianapolis. He did not practice all week. Fournette ranks second in the NFL in rushing with 596 yards and is tied for the league lead with seven touchdowns.

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Kuechly out; Benjamin, Kalil to start

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will miss Carolina's game against the Chicago Bears while in the concussion protocol. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalil are expected to start.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Kuechly, who was limited in practice Friday, is "progressing nicely" through the concussion protocol. Rivera is hopeful Kuechly can return for next week's game.

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Packers place Rodgers on injured reserve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers placed Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve Friday after the quarterback had surgery on his broken collarbone.

Rodgers would be eligible to return from injured reserve after eight weeks and able to return to practice after six weeks. But coach Mike McCarthy has said that there is no timeline for Rodgers' return, and that the two-time NFL MVP might miss the rest of the season.

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Titans unsure on RB Murray, TE Walker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are unsure whether a trio of players will be able to play Sunday when they visit the winless Cleveland Browns.

Running back DeMarco Murray, who tweaked his hamstring for the second time this season Monday night, returned to practice Friday but was limited in his workouts. He will be a game-time decision.

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Barr: Didn't try to 'take out' Rodgers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr said Friday he did not intend to "take out" Aaron Rodgers with a hit last weekend that left the Packers quarterback with a broken right collarbone.

After spending most of the week in the NFL's concussion protocol, Barr was cleared Friday and allowed to speak to the media for the first time since Sunday's game.

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Bills WR Matthews questionable vs Bucs

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews is questionable for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a thumb injury.

Matthews participated fully in practice on Friday after being limited the previous two days. Matthews is making his way back from the injury. The receiver underwent thumb surgery after being injured in Buffalo's Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

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Falcons WR Sanu, DE Upshaw set to play

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) After being limited by injuries in practice earlier in the week, Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and defensive end Courtney Upshaw are expected to play against the Patriots.

Sanu missed last week's loss to Miami with a hamstring injury. Upshaw has missed three games with ankle/knee injuries. Coach Dan Quinn says the two will have no limitations in Sunday night's game.

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Steelers' Mitchell fined $57K for 2 hits

NEW YORK (AP) Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell was fined $57,735 by the NFL on Friday for two hits he made in the Steelers' win over Kansas City last Sunday.

Mitchell was docked $48,620 for a helmet-to-helmet shot to Chiefs running back Charcandrick West that resulted in a concussion. He also was fined $9,115 for hitting quarterback Alex Smith low near the end of the third quarter.

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