Foles out, Vick in
Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles has a broken right hand, and coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick will likely start against the Giants in Sunday’s season finale. Foles broke his throwing hand in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to Washington, but returned to the game after X-rays at the stadium were negative. Vick hasn’t played since suffering a concussion during a loss to the Cowboys Nov. 11. He was recently cleared to return. Reid said Foles has a nondisplaced fracture and should be 100 percent in about three weeks. Foles, a third-round pick out of Arizona, completed 60.8 percent of his passes for an Eagles rookie record of 1,699 yards in seven games . . . Quarterback Carson Palmer will not play in the Raiders’ final game after sustaining cracked ribs and a bruised lung in Sunday’s loss to Carolina. Palmer was injured on a hard hit by linebacker Greg Hardy late in the first quarter. Hardy appeared to lead with his helmet and drew an unnecessary roughness penalty on the play.
Major injury for Miller
Steelers tight end Heath Miller sustained multiple torn ligaments in his right knee during Sunday’s loss to the Bengals. Miller, a prime candidate for the Pro Bowl, tore anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments and also has a possible tear in his posterior cruciate ligament. Typical recovery time would extend well into next season’s training camp . . . Browns coach Pat Shurmur said running back Trent Richardson (sprained left ankle) and quarterback Brandon Weeden (sore right shoulder) haven’t been ruled out of Sunday’s finale against the Steelers. Both first-round picks were hurt in Sunday’s loss in Denver. Wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi won’t be available; he was placed on injured reserve with a knee problem . . . A person familiar with the diagnosis said Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith escaped serious injury when he hurt his left knee in the team’s victory over Buffalo Sunday. An MRI determined the injury was only a bruise . . . The Bills placed tight end Scott Chandler on IR a day after he hurt his left knee in the loss to Miami . . . The Jaguars put wide receiver Cecil Shorts on IR following his second concussion this month.
Charles now at top
In Sunday’s game, in which the Chiefs set an NFL record for most rushing yardage in a loss (352), Jamaal Charles surpassed 750 career carries, which qualifies him for the league record for yards per carry. Charles is averaging 5.82 yards on 770 attempts, which far surpasses the 5.22 yards that Jim Brown averaged in 2,359 attempts. ‘‘Records are meant to be broken, and I always try to break records,’’ Charles said . . . The Bears agreed to a one-year contract extension with veteran long snapper Patrick Mannelly through 2013.