Tomlinson said yesterday he hopes he can play in Sunday night’s game at Pittsburgh, where the Chargers haven’t won since shocking the Steelers in the AFC championship game following the 1994 season.
Tomlinson missed the last two games with the ankle injury, an absence that coincided with the Chargers struggling not only in the running game, but when they had the ball inside the opponent’s 20.
Anderson in; Quinn out
With his first season in Cleveland already unraveling, Browns coach Eric Mangini
benched Brady Quinn
in favor of Derek Anderson
, who rode a similar opportunity in 2007 to an appearance in the Pro Bowl. The Browns (0-3) have scored just one touchdown and 29 points in Quinn’s three starts, and Mangini has seen enough to believe Anderson deserves a chance to show what he can do . . . Cowboys left tackle Flozell Adams
was fined by the NFL for the third straight week, the latest for kicking at Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers
. Adams was docked $7,500. He was fined $5,000 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in the opener and $12,500 for two plays against the Giants. “He just wants to protect the quarterback,’’ coach Wade Phillips
said . . . Michael Vick
is back with Nike
more than two years after the company severed ties over the quarterback’s involvement in a dogfighting ring. Terms of the deal, which involves shoes and apparel, would were not released . . . Seahawks coach Jim Mora
said its unlikely quarterback Matt Hasselbeck
(broken rib) and tackle Walter Jones
(knee surgery) will play Sunday vs. the Colts . . . Three of the Bills’ four starting defensive backs missed practice, and at least two - safety Donte Whitner
(thumb) and cornerback Leodis McKelvin
(broken leg) - are expected to miss Buffalo’s game at Miami. Safety Bryan Scott’s
status is questionable after he was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. They’re not the only ones limping. Starting left tackle Demetrius Bell
(groin) and starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams
(groin) both missed practice, and defensive lineman John McCargo
is nursing a calf injury.
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