Rookie Bryce Brown, a seventh-round pick, filled in nicely for McCoy. He had 347 yards rushing in his first two starts before being held to just 6 yards on 12 carries against Tampa Bay’s top-ranked run defense.
The Eagles (4-9) have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Bears’ Gould on IR with calf injury
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago kicker Robbie Gould will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left calf, another blow to the stumbling Bears with a big NFC North showdown coming up Sunday against the Packers.
The Bears placed Gould on injured reserve Tuesday and signed veteran kicker Olindo Mare to a one-year contract. They also placed cornerback Sherrick McManis (knee) and safety Craig Steltz (chest) on IR while signing linebacker Jerry Franklin to a two-year deal, elevating receiver Joe Anderson from the practice squad and waiving offensive lineman Andre Gurode.
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RAVENS: Rookie cornerback Asa Jackson has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances. Jackson has played the past three weeks on special teams after being inactive for Baltimore’s first 10 games. He has one tackle. Jackson was a fifth-round pick out of Cal Poly.
STEELERS: Rookie guard David DeCastro is on track to make his starting debut Sunday at Dallas. The 24th overall pick in April, DeCastro suffered a torn MCL during the Steelers’ third preseason game and did not return to practice until mid-November. He was in uniform the past two games but only used on special teams.View Entire Story
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