FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. --
Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore and cornerback Asante Samuel missed practice Friday for the third straight day and are questionable for Sunday’s game at Carolina.
Moore has been sidelined since injuring a hamstring in the Falcons’ home win against New Orleans on Nov. 29. He intercepted quarterback Drew Brees twice and finished with 11 tackles.
Samuel played just three snaps before aggravating a right shoulder injury against the Saints.
In his first season with Atlanta, Samuel, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, has a team-high 13 passes defended.
Running back Michael Turner (elbow) and defensive tackle Peria Jerry (thigh) are also questionable. Both were limited in practice on Friday.
Broncos’ Miller fined $25K for hit on QB Freeman
Denver defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week. Miller was penalized for roughing the passer in the second quarter of the Broncos’ 31-23 win against the Bucs. Miller was fined $21,000 last month for a similar infraction against Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle’s Leon Washington, his second fine in two weeks. Urlacher, penalized for the tackle in the Bears’ 23-17 loss last Sunday, also was fined last week for a horse-collar tackle of Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.
Green Bay’s Tramon Williams was fined $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Minnesota’s Toby Gerhart last Sunday.
Three sites raided after search of Fabini property
Authorities who raided Indiana properties owned by former New York Jets offensive lineman Jason Fabini and his brother searched three more Fort Wayne sites Friday.
The FBI hasn’t said why the Safe Streets Task Force raided the sites. Fabini said Thursday in a statement issued by his attorney, Patrick Murphy, that he’s not the investigation’s target and has done nothing wrong.
Former player Boston gets six months for punch
Former NFL wide receiver David Boston has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation for punching a woman last year.
Chicago: The Bears ruled out cornerback Tim Jennings for Sunday’s game at Minnesota because of a shoulder injury and listed receivers Alshon Jeffery and Devin Hester as probable.
Jacksonville: The Jaguars ruled wide receiver Cecil Shorts out for Sunday’s game against the Jets due to concussion symptoms.
Philadelphia: Quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play Sunday, when the Eagles meet the Buccaneers.
Pittsburgh: Left guard Willie Colon practiced for the second consecutive day and is listed as probable, as the team prepares to play San Diego on Sunday.
Seattle: Defensive end Red Bryant and safety Kam Chancellor returned to limited participation in practice for the Seahawks and are expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals.
Tennessee: Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion.