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Panthers owner faces conduct allegations

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson is under investigation for allegations of workplace misconduct.

The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm.

Team spokesman Steven Drummond said in a release that the Panthers and the 81-year-old Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct.


Bills QB Taylor to return to face Miami

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills coach Sean McDermott says the team has placed left tackle Cordy Glenn on injured reserve, ending his season.

Glenn has missed the past five games with a foot and ankle injury that has bothered him since training camp. McDermott said Friday that Glenn is scheduled to have surgery soon.


Raiders WR Cooper won't play vs. Cowboys

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders will be without wide receiver Amari Cooper for Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Cooper aggravated a left ankle injury during last week's loss to Kansas City after sitting out the previous game because of the same injury and a concussion.


Jets bench DT Wilkerson for Saints game

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) There will be no Mo in New Orleans.

The New York Jets have benched defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson for the game against the Saints on Sunday, the latest in what has become a string of discipline issues involving the franchise's highest-paid player.


Cards put RB Peterson on IR due to neck

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Adrian Peterson was placed on injured reserve Friday because of a neck injury, ending the running back's season after only six games with the Arizona Cardinals.

Acquired from New Orleans on Oct. 10, Peterson ran for 448 yards - 314 in his first three games - and two touchdowns on 129 carries and had nine catches for 66 yards for the Cardinals. He missed the last two games. In four games for the Saints, he ran for 81 yards on 24 carries and caught two passes for 4 yards.


Siemian's season over, Lynch to start?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Vance Joseph's rookie season in Denver has been full of losses, laments and quarterback switches.

Joseph said Friday that Trevor Siemian's season is over, indicated Brock Osweiler's starting days also might be finished and hinted Paxton Lynch could start at Washington next week .


Depleted Bengals put C Johnson on IR

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injured reserve Saturday with an injured chest muscle, the latest setback to a team already depleted by injuries. They signed running back Jarveon Williams off their practice squad.

Cincinnati (5-8) plays at Minnesota (10-3) on Sunday. The Bengals will be missing both starting cornerbacks - Adam "Pacman" Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick - along with three starting linebackers, including Vontaze Burfict.


Jaguars RB Fournette insists he'll play

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette missed practice for the third consecutive day and was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Houston.

Fournette injured his right quadriceps muscle against Seattle last week, but insisted Thursday he would play.


Seahawks LBs ailing before facing Rams

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks appear likely to be without at least one of their starting linebackers for Sunday's matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.

K.J. Wright has not practiced all week due to a concussion sustained last Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While not officially ruled out, Wright has all but run out of time to clear the league's concussion protocol in time for Sunday's game. He's listed as doubtful to play against the Rams.


Vikes' Rudolph, Reiff likely out Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings likely may be without a pair of important offensive players on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Left tackle Riley Reiff (ankle) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle) were listed as doubtful on the team's official injury report Friday.

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