Henry reportedly violated drug policy, faces suspension

Jets' Pennington, Fiedler hurt in OT loss to Jaguars


NFL Gameday

Week Three

September 26, 2005

Tennessee Titans running back Travis Henry will be suspended for four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to a broadcast report yesterday.

CBS said on its pre-game show that Henry would be disciplined. A Titans spokesman said he was unaware of the situation. Phone messages left with Hadley Engelhard, Henry's agent, were not returned.

After yesterday's 31-27 loss to the Rams, Henry had little to say.

"It's a league issue," Henry said. "No comment."

Henry was the Titans' leading rusher with 97 yards and a 3.5-yard average in the first two games, but had only three carries for no yards and caught one pass for 16 yards against the Rams.

The Titans acquired Henry from the Buffalo Bills for a third-round draft pick in July, just before training camp.

JETS -- Starting quarterback Chad Pennington and backup Jay Fiedler both left the overtime loss to Jacksonville with shoulder injuries, and are scheduled to undergo magnetic resonance imaging exams today. Third-stringer Brooks Bollinger is the only healthy quarterback on the roster.

Although Pennington returned when Fiedler went down, he was clearly hurting - as the grimace on his face and the lack of zip on his throws showed.

"It was just a sharp pain," Pennington said. "I don't know how I feel. I'll have to wait until [Monday] to see how everything goes." Pennington, who had offseason surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in the same shoulder, was sacked on consecutive plays during the Jets' first series of the second half.

BILLS -- Buffalo's defense was dealt a huge blow when linebacker Takeo Spikes injured his right Achilles' in the Bills' 24-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

After the game, coach Mike Mularkey wouldn't speculate on the extent of the injury, saying he'll know more today. If the Achilles is torn, it is a season-ending situation.

COLTS -- Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison broke the NFL record for most yards passing between a quarterback and receiver in the fourth quarter of the game against Cleveland.

The duo entered the game needing 24 yards to pass Buffalo's Jim Kelly and Andre Reed. Manning and Harrison connected six times for 53 yards, giving them 717 completions and 9,568 yards - both NFL records. They broke the yardage record early in the fourth quarter on a 16-yard completion.

They are also closing in on the NFL record for touchdown passes between a quarterback and receiver. Manning and Harrison have hooked up for 83 touchdowns, two short of the record held by San Francisco's Steve Young and Jerry Rice.

CARDINALS -- Quarterback Kurt Warner injured his right groin while scrambling during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks and did not return.

Starting nose tackle Russell Davis left in the third quarter with a biceps strain, and reserve linebacker Eric Johnson injured his left hamstring.

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