Knowshon Moreno ready to go

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was listed as a full participant in practice Friday.

He's apparently made a quick recovery from a bruised ankle suffered against the New England Patriots and is set to return Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Moreno rushed for 224 yards on 37 carries against the Patriots.

He was on crutches earlier this week, but practiced on Thursday and Friday.

“He was able to work, took all of his normal reps,'' Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio said.

Broncos defensive tackle Derek Wolfe is questionable with an illness.

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49ers' Crabtree ready to return

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is set to make his season debut Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.

When asked if Crabtree will return Sunday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said it “looks that way.”

Crabtree injured his Achilles in the spring.

Crabtree isn't expected to have a full workload.

The 49ers listed the following players as questionable: linebacker Ahmad Brooks (stinger), cornerback Tarell Brown (ribs), tight end Garret Celek (hamstring), guard Mike Iupati (knee), defensive tackle Ray McDonald (ankle), receiver Quinton Patton (foot) and linebacker Aldon Smith (shoulder).

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NFL Prospect Focus: Eric Ebron

Ebron is the first of what will probably be 35–50 underclassmen who declare for next May’s Draft. The third- year junior and former three-star recruit has been a vital part of the Tar Heels offense the last two seasons. In 2012, he caught 40 passes for 625 yards and four touchdowns. To date, this season, he is Carolina’s leading receiver with 50 catches for 771 yards and three touchdowns.

Ebron usually plays in the slot but will also line up in tight. He has adequate size for the position at 6’4″ – 245. He looks taller because he is so long. With his long arms, he plays like a 6’6″ guy. Ebron has good-to-really-good overall athleticism. He has very good speed (4.6 play speed) and shows body control, flexibility, and change of direction. When flexed out, he shows very good initial quickness. He can get into his routes quickly and has the cutting ability and burst to get out of a cut and gain separation. He needs improvement with his route running. He can find open areas in zones, but he can be sloppy with his routes versus man-to-man.

Eric has very good hands. He can snatch the ball and shows the ability to adjust to poorly thrown passes. He has the upper body flex to catch passes thrown to the back shoulder or behind him. He shows courage and toughness competing for the ball in traffic. After the catch, he is a very good runner. While he doesn’t have the quick-footedness of a running back, he can make people miss in the open field and has the burst and speed to turn a short catch into a long gain. He has the power to break tackles, and when the ball is in his hands, he plays bigger than his listed size. Ebron is willing as a blocker. When playing in tight as a “Y”, he can be a little tall in his stance, but he shows good initial quickness and has some snap on initial contact. He can have a tendency to get a little tall, and he doesn’t consistently run his feet, but these should be easily correctable with good coaching.

Overall, Ebron has the traits clubs are looking for a “tight end” in today’s NFL. He is best suited to play as a flexed out or move tight end. He lacks the bulk and overall size to be consistently effective in tight as a “Y” at the next level. He has the frame and length to add some bulk without losing any of his speed or athleticism. Come May, unless he really falters at the Combine, Ebron should be a certain first round pick. Used in the right way, he is a mismatch waiting to happen and could be a nightmare for opposing defenses.

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Ndamukong Suh fined $7,875

The NFL fined Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh $7,875 for making a throat-slashing gesture in last Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, according to

This is a rather tame fine, considering Suh's history with the league.

It appears Suh came out of Thursday's 40-10 win over Green Bay without any plays that could be fine-worthy.

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Jason Pierre-Paul scratched for Redskins game

A shoulder injury will keep Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul from playing against the Redskins on Sunday, the team announced on Friday.

Pierre-Paul missed the entire week of practice.

With Pierre-Paul ruled out, the Giants could rotate Damontre Moore and Markus Kuhn in his place.

Also scratched for the Giants are running back Brandon Jacobs, cornerback Corey Webster and cornerback Trumaine McBride.

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Zac Stacy clears concussion protocol

The Rams will have running back Zac Stacy for this weekend's game against the 49ers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Stacy sustained a concussion this past Sunday against the Bears. The Rams have seen their running game sparked since Stacy became the starter. This season, Stacy has 624 yards and four touchdowns.

Also passing the NFL's concussion protocol for the Rams were left guard Chris Williams and cornerback Trumaine Johnson.

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Antonio Smith fined $15,750

Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith was fined $15,750 for a roughing the passer penalty he drew on Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Smith was flagged for the play during last Sunday's game, which Houston lost 13-6.

This isn't Smith's first brush with the NFL this year. In the preseason, he was suspended for two preseason games and one regular season game for ripping off Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito's helmet.

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Incognito, Dolphins reach agreement to continue his suspension, with pay

In the latest twist in the saga of Miami Dolphins offensive guard Richie Incognito, he has agreed to extend his suspension while the investigation into a bullying scandal continues, according to NFL Network.

Incognito isn't allowed to be suspended any longer than this Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

The agreement, which was signed off on by the league and players' union, complies with the NFL collective bargaining agreement.

Incognito was suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team after allegedly bullying teammate Jonathan Martin, including leaving a racially-charged voice mail on Martin's phone.

Incognito has lost $235,294 in salary each week.

He agreed to postpone his grievance hearing until an independent investigation is over looking into the Dolphins' workplace.

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Lance Dunbar likely out for the season

An MRI revealed that Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar has a torn posterior cruciate ligament tear, which will likely end his season, the team announced.

Dunbar was having his best game of the season during Thursday's win over the Oakland Raiders. Dunbar finished with 12 carries for 82 rushing yards.

With Dunbar out, Phillip Tanner and Joseph Randle will be asked to provide extended roles as DeMarco Murray's backup running backs.

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Reggie Bush broke promise early in Packers game

Last week, Reggie Bush promised he wouldn't fumble the ball again this season.

Then in the first quarter of Detroit's game against Green Bay Bush broke that promise with an early fumble in the red zone. It wound up OK for Bush and the Lions as Bush bounced back for one of his most productive games of the year.

Bush finished with 20 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown, and added an additional 65 yards on five receptions.

That brought Bush's total to 854 rushing yards and 448 receiving yards.

When the Lions are clicking like they were in the second half of Thursday's 40-10 win, they're tough to beat. But they've been plagued by mistakes such as turnovers all year.

If Bush and his teammates can eliminate those during Detroit's postseason run, they'll be a tough out down the stretch of the season.

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