NFL: Lions' Suh fined for illegal block

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Sep 11 2013 09:40 AM | Updated as of Sep 11 2013 05:40 PM

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stands on the field during warms-ups of their NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Detroit, Michigan in this December 30, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

The NFL fined Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh $100,000 but avoided a suspension for diving at Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan's knees during an interception return by Lions teammate DeAndre Levy in Sunday's 34-24 victory over the Vikings.

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Running back Brandon Jacobs re-signed with the New York Giants on a one-year deal.

The team opted to bring Jacobs, 31, back into the fold to help struggling second-year back David Wilson. He was with the Giants from 2005 to 2011 and rushed for 4,849 yards and 56 touchdowns.

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Running back Shane Vereen was placed on short-term injured reserve by the New England Patriots with a wrist injury.

The Patriots confirmed the transaction and added tight end Matthew Mulligan to the 53-man roster.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to give Isaac Redman another start at running back at Cincinnati on Monday night despite Redman's struggles in the team's 16-9 opening-week loss to Tennessee.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is "almost certain" to miss Thursday night's home opener against the New York Jets because of a groin injury, according to NFL.com.

Meanwhile, tight end Rob Gronkowski did not participate in Tuesday's walk-through practice and is expected to be listed as doubtful for Thursday's game.

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The NFL will issue no punishment to the New York Giants after the league reviewed whether Giants players Dan Connor and Cullen Jenkins deliberately tried to slow the Dallas Cowboys offense by faking injuries, ESPN reported Tuesday.

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The best news for the Washington Redskins the day after losing the regular-season opener to the Philadelphia Eagles was that Pro Bowl outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who was their best player during preseason and set up their only touchdown of the first 44:53 in the opener, doesn't have a concussion.

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The Buffalo Bills added free agent cornerback Johnny Adams to the team's 53-man roster from the practice squad on Tuesday, filling a void in a secondary that's already dealing with two injuries.

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San Francisco 49ers tight end-defensive tackle Demarcus Dobbs was taken off the reserve/suspended list and added to the active roster, the team announced Tuesday.

To make room on the roster, fullback-defensive tackle Will Tukuafu was waived.

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Each of the two NFL games that aired on NBC last week drew more than 25 million viewers, the first time a network has gotten that large of an audience twice in one week since the 2012 London Olympics. (Editing by Frank Pingue)