NFL news: Roethlisberger, Brady listed as ‘probable’


•ROETHLISBERGER PROBABLE: Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger (high ankle sprain) and safety Troy Polamalu (knee) are listed as probable for Sunday’s game against Cleveland. Roethlisberger missed last Saturday’s win over the Rams.

•BRADY LIKELY TO PLAY: QuarterbackTom Brady, who has an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, was listed as “probable” on the Patriots’ injury report for Sunday’s game against Buffalo.

•ANDRE JOHNSON TO RETURN: Houston star receiver Andre Johnson will play against Tennessee after missing the last three games because of a strained left hamstring.

•BUSH OUT: Running back Reggie Bush (knee) will miss the Dolphins’ game against the Jets. It likely means more work for rookie Daniel Thomas from K-State, although he has been nursing a knee injury as well.

•PETERSON HAS SURGERY: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had surgery Friday to repair torn ligaments in his left knee. Coach Leslie Frazier said he was informed the operation was “successful.” Peterson tore the ACL and MCL in the knee during last Saturday’s game at Washington.

•20 NFL PLAYERS FILE SUIT: Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton and some 20 other NFL players are suing Chuhak Tecson, a Chicago law firm, for more than $10 million, claiming they received bad financial advice on investing in energy concerns.

•DOCKETT FINED TWICE: Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for hitting Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton below the knees last Saturday and another $15,000 for a horse-collar tackle on running back Bernard Scott. Washington safety Reed Doughty and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt were also fined $15,000 for improper hits on quarterbacks.

| Star news services



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