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NFL roundup: Martin reportedly meets Wells again

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Dec 06 2013 09:51:23 AM CST
Jonathan Martin

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Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin met with NFL investigator Ted Wells on Thursday in Los Angeles for a second round of questioning, multiple media outlets reported.

Martin initially met with Wells in New York City on Nov. 15 to present his case for harassment and bullying charges against teammate Richie Incognito. Martin left the team Oct. 28 and was treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

Wells, who is in his final stages of the investigation, spent a week at the Dolphins' training facility last month, interviewing every player and coach as well as several team executives.

--With their playoff hopes likely on the line, it is appearing increasingly likely the Green Bay Packers (5-6-1) will not have quarterback Aaron Rodgers under center when they play host to the Atlanta Falcons (3-9) on Sunday.

Rodgers remained limited in Thursday's practice, and he still has not been medically cleared to play as he recovers from a broken collarbone suffered against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 4.

Rodgers took part in some light throwing for the second consecutive day, similar to what he did in the days leading up to last week's loss at the Detroit Lions -- the fourth game he has missed since the injury.

--Jay Cutler returned to practice, but the injured Chicago Bears quarterback will not play Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

After Cutler was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, coach Marc Trestman ruled him out for this week's game. Backup Josh McCown again will start in Cutler's place.

The Bears also will be without linebacker Lance Briggs on Monday night. Briggs has a shoulder injury and has yet to resume practicing.

--Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams was fined $26,250 by the NFL on Thursday for making contact with an official during the Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions.

Williams said he plans to appeal the fine and reiterated that he thought he was making contact with a Lions player instead of an officials after a Lions touchdown in Detroit's 40-10 victory. He was penalized 15 yards.

--Cleveland Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant has been placed on reserve/non-football injury with an irregular heartbeat and will miss the rest of the season.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Bryant has been dealing with the issue over the last two seasons.

Bryant started all 12 games for the Browns this season and registered 45 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks after signing a five-year, $34 million contract with the team in March.

According to a Browns team spokesman, Bryant is having "a minor heart procedure" this week. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Bryant reported the symptoms Monday, a day after he played 47 of 74 snaps and finished a 32-28 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

--Wide receiver Austin Collie re-signed with the New England Patriots.

Collie spent five weeks with the Patriots before he was released in November because of a knee injury. Collie, 28, played in four games and caught three passes for 34 yards.