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Wentz's back fracture won't need surgery

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz's back injury means Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the Philadelphia Eagles.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Wentz does not require surgery for a stress fracture in his back and the injury could take up to three months to heal. The quarterback is listed as "doubtful" for Sunday night's game against the Rams in Los Angeles and is scheduled to travel with the team. Foles wasn't available to speak to reporters, but teammates expect the Super Bowl MVP to start.

"He's the guy and it's my job to create as much separation for him or if he gives me an opportunity and I am covered, go get it," wide receiver Nelson Agholor said after practice.

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Beckham out again with quad injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants will need to keep their faint playoff hopes alive without Odell Beckham Jr. for the second straight week.

Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday the NFL's highest-paid receiver will be sidelined again with a quad injury when the Giants (5-8) play the Tennessee Titans (7-6) Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

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Steelers RB Conner questionable vs. Pats

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping running back James Conner's sprained left ankle will be ready in time to play on Sunday against New England.

The AFC North leaders listed Conner as questionable to face the Patriots in a pivotal game for the Steelers (7-5-1). They've dropped three straight and lead Baltimore by just a half-game for the top spot in the division. Conner sat out last week's loss to Oakland after injuring the ankle in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 2.

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Raiders WR Bryant suspended indefinitely

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL policy on substance abuse.

The NFL announced Friday that Bryant has violated the terms of his conditional reinstatement in April 2017 and has been placed back on the suspended list for an indefinite period of time.

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AP votes Bears' Nagy as year's top coach

Matt Nagy is making an impressive first impression as an NFL head coach.

Nagy has helped develop second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky into a solid NFL starter, convinced Vic Fangio to stay on as defensive coordinator, and has the Chicago Bears in position to earn their first playoff berth since 2010 in his first year on the job.

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Jags release benched veteran S Church

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Barry Church, a safety who was benched last month but who started 27 consecutive games over two seasons.

The Jaguars (4-9) made the move Friday and activated offensive tackle Josh Wells from injured reserve.

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No Penny, but 'Hawks expect Baldwin back

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks will be without one of their three running backs Sunday after rookie Rashaad Penny was ruled out with a knee injury.

Penny, linebacker K.J. Wright and safety Maurice Alexander were all listed as out Friday. Another trio of key players was listed as questionable for the game in San Francisco, but wide receiver Doug Baldwin, defensive tackle Jarran Reed and safety Bradley McDougald are all expected to play, said coach Pete Carroll.

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Bills' McCoy questionable with hamstring

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is questionable for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

McCoy suffered a hamstring injury against the New York Jets last weekend. He missed practice on Wednesday before being limited the past two days.

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Lions QB Stafford questionable vs. Bills

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is listed as questionable to play at Buffalo.

He was limited Friday in practice because of a back ailment. Stafford says he has played with the injury previously and plans to do that again against the Bills on Sunday. He has started 125 regular-season games, the third-longest streak active QB streak and sixth-longest in league history.

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Toe injury forces Jets RB Crowell to IR

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have placed running back Isaiah Crowell on season-ending injured reserve with a toe injury.

Crowell didn't practice all week and had already been ruled out for the Jets' game against Houston on Saturday. He was hurt against Tennessee two weeks ago and re-injured his foot against Buffalo last Sunday.

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