NFL Notebook: Detroit's Ryan Broyles again facing knee surgery
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
12/04/12 at 3:37 AM
Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles will need another knee operation after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis.
The former OU star and Norman High School graduate hurt his right knee, and coach Jim Schwartz says the promising rookie will need surgery. He also tore an ACL while he was a senior at Oklahoma, but that was in his left knee.
Ryan undecided on Jets' starting QB: Mark Sanchez was once the face of the franchise, the quarterback expected to lead the New York Jets to a long-awaited Super Bowl appearance.
There were lofty comparisons to Joe Namath just two years ago. Now, Sanchez might not even be the starter anymore.
Rex Ryan is in quite the quarterback quandary, undecided on whether it will be Sanchez, Greg McElroy or Tim Tebow under center Sunday at Jacksonville.
"Well, I think right now," Ryan said Monday, "I definitely need a little more time to make that decision."
McElroy made a strong case for himself in leading the Jets (5-7) to a 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Smith offers few details on Bears' injuries: Coach Lovie Smith says the Chicago Bears are still evaluating injuries to linebacker Brian Urlacher and several other players in Sunday's overtime loss to Seattle.
Smith indicated Monday that Urlacher pulled a hamstring on the game's final drive, but backed away from that after a follow-up question. Urlacher told a Chicago TV station he was simply sore.
Eagles fire defensive line coach: Defensive line coach Jim Washburn was fired Monday, the latest shakeup for sinking Philadelphia.
Coach Andy Reid dismissed the abrasive Washburn just hours after the team's eighth straight loss, 38-33 at the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Former defensive line coach Tommy Brasher will replace Washburn.