Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter appears doomed to inactivity for the Week 5 clash against Houston. He was sidelined from practice Wednesday with a quad strain and is expected to be out for up to two weeks.
Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended for the next 10 games by the league, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. He had already been suspended for four games for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.
After losing running back DeAngelo Williams to an ankle injury Sunday against the Ravens, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday the team will look at a few free agent running backs as an "insurance policy." However, Rivera noted Fozzy Whittakermight be ready to return from a thigh injury Week 5 vs. Chicago.