NFL news, Jan. 2

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  • Pittsburgh using behind LeVeon Bell will skip his teams playoff opener with a hyperextended right knee. Photo: Gene Puskar / Associated Press / AP


Pittsburgh Steelers using behind Le’Veon Bell has been ruled out of Saturday’s AFC wild-card diversion opposite a Baltimore Ravens, withdrawal a starting duties in a hands of an undrafted rookie giveaway representative who has never started an NFL game.

Bell, who rushed for 1,361 yards in his second NFL season, hyperextended his right knee opposite a Cincinnati Bengals in a regular-season finale. He did not use all week.

Bell’s deputy is Josh Harris, who has 16 yards on 9 carries in his veteran career.

“It was a flattering good week,” Harris pronounced Friday afternoon. “I felt flattering good with all a things they asked me to do. Hopefully that can uncover adult (Saturday) night.”

The Steelers sealed giveaway representative Ben Tate on Tuesday. He is approaching to dress and play in a haven role. They also have rookie third-round collect Dri Archer, who has 33 rushes for 27 yards.

“I feel like we all have finished certain that we have finished all a things we need to do all week to uncover that we can assistance out a team,” Harris said. “All we know is as shortly as they ask me to play, I’m going to do all that we can to make certain we can do it all.”

All-Pro team: Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt and New England Patriots parsimonious finish Ron Gronkowski were unanimous selections to a Associated Press NFL All-Pro team, any being listed on all 50 ballots of a national row of media members who frequently cover a league.

Watt perceived 45 of a votes for defensive finish and a other 5 for defensive tackle. So he indeed was a first-team finish and a second-team tackle in gaining his third true selection.

“Everybody always says we try and make it so a other group can’t game-plan we since they don’t know where you’re entrance from,” Watt said. “I mean, half a time we have no idea where I’m entrance from, so it creates it flattering tough for a other people, we think, and that’s a goal.”

The Dallas Cowboys led all teams with 4 All-Pros, including ensure Zack Martin, a usually rookie on a squad. League rushing personality DeMarco Murray, tackle Tyron Smith and far-reaching receiver Dez Bryant also finished it.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished it for a second time; he also was a All-Pro QB in 2011.

Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas warranted his fifth All-Pro spot, a many of anyone on a stream team. Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis got his fourth All-Pro honor.

No 49ers or Raiders were selected.

Injury report: Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green didn’t use Friday since of a concussion and was listed as puzzled for a Bengals’ playoff diversion opposite a Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis. … Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, sidelined for dual months since of a right knee injury, used Friday though is not approaching to play Sunday opposite a Cowboys.

Ngata returns: The Ravens have placed five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata on a active register with haven inside linebacker Arthur Brown going on harmed reserve. Ngata was backed Monday from a reserve-suspended list after portion a four-game cessation for violating a NFL performance-enhancing drug policy, a punishment stemming from a certain exam for Adderall.

Coaching news: Chip Kelly has gained control of a Philadelphia Eagles’ actor crew dialect after Howie Roseman was promoted from ubiquitous manager to executive clamp boss of football operations. The shakeup ends conjecture about Kelly’s destiny in Philadelphia following a violent week that enclosed a exclusion of clamp boss of actor crew Tom Gamble. … Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula, acid for a new conduct coach, will talk Denver Broncos descent coordinator Adam Gase on Saturday before assembly with San Diego Chargers descent coordinator Frank Reich on Sunday.

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