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Bryant plans to play with broken finger

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant says he will play with a broken finger Sunday against Pittsburgh. Bryant said in the locker room after practice that the "only thing y'all need to know is I'm playing." Brent is free on bond after the Saturday morning accident that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown. Police from Irving, who say Brent was driving drunk, met with prosecutors from the Dallas County district attorney's office to discuss the case. Irving police said they were also still waiting on results from a blood-alcohol test for Brent.
Trash talk picks up in Packers-Bears rivalry The NFL's oldest rivals are spicing up their Sunday showdown with some serious trash talk. Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs unloaded on the Packers on Thursday, saying he's no fan of Green Bay and calling Jermichael Finley "an idiot." Wide receiver Brandon Marshall went off Wednesday, saying he's never disliked a team as much as the Packers. Briggs really took issue with Finley for telling FOXSportsWisconsin.com the Bears might be better off with linebacker Brian Urlacher sidelined by a hamstring injury. Asked about that, Briggs responded, "He's an idiot. You know?" JETS: Tim Tebow's days of running New York's wildcat-style offense appear over for now. The backup quarterback will be active Monday night for the team's game at Tennessee, but will likely not run the wildcat or participate as the punt protector on special teams. Tebow has not played in the Jets' last three games while dealing with two broken ribs, sustained Nov. 11 at Seattle. REDSKINS: Robert Griffin III's knee is looking better. The rookie was back at practice Thursday, dealing with the effects of a sprained right knee as the team prepares for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. CHARGERS: San Diego announced that its game against the Carolina Panthers will be blacked out Sunday because nearly 11,000 general tickets were unsold at Thursday's deadline. It will be the third straight blackout and fourth this year for San Diego.
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