Rams' Jackson misses practice again

NFL Notes

Running back sits out for 2nd straight day

Falcons' Turner participates

November 27, 2009|By From Sun news services

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson did not practice for the second straight day while recovering from lower back spasms, but the team remains confident he'll play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Guard Richie Incognito, fullback Mike Karney ( neck) and offensive tackle Jason Smith also did not practice Thursday. Smith has not been cleared to return from a mild concussion, and Incognito has been all but ruled out for a fourth straight game with a foot injury.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo said the team was playing it safe with Jackson, who has four straight 100-yard rushing games. He said Jackson told him he felt better but not good enough to practice.

Falcons: Running back Michael Turner practiced lightly Thursday for the second straight day, and backup Jerious Norwood was a full participant.

Turner missed last week's 34-31 loss to the Giants with a high ankle sprain, and coach Mike Smith listed the Pro Bowl selection as "limited" in practice.

Norwood has missed the past five games with a hip flexor but has been in practice the past two days. Jason Snelling started last week and ran 25 times for 76 yards and two touchdowns.

The Falcons (5-5) host the Buccaneers (1-9) on Sunday.

Bills: Starting cornerback Terrence McGee is practicing for the first time in more than three weeks since having surgery on his right knee, and could play against Miami this weekend.

McGee said he experienced no pain in his knee after practicing on a limited basis Thursday. He has been out since having minor surgery on Nov. 2.

Rookie linebacker Nic Harris missed practice because of what interim head coach Perry Fewell called personal reasons. Fewell expects Harris to return to practice before Sunday's game.

Buffalo (3-7) has lost three straight in preparing to host Miami (5-5).

Super Bowl: The Who will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl this season.

The NFL announced that the longtime rock band known for hits such as "Pinball Wizard" and "Baba O'Riley" will play Feb. 7 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

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