Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse, the team announced Friday.
Panthers defensive back Josh Thomas didn't factor into many plays in Week 12, but he came up with one big one in a 20-16 win over the Dolphins. Thomas ended Miami's first drive of the game when he picked off quarterback Ryan Tannehill for his first career interception. He added one tackle in the game.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told reporters that linebacker Akeem Jordan may have a sprained ACL or MCL, according to the Washington Post. Jordan suffered the injury in the first half and was unable to return. His status remains uncertain for Week 1 against the Texans.
Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo left Saturday's preseason game against Baltimore with an ankle injury. Orakpo sustained the injury in the first half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. After the game, head coach Jay Gruden told reporters that the injury is believed to be minor.
The NFL suspended Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather two games for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens receiver Torrey Smith, reports Fox Sports. Meriweather was suspended one game last year for multiple violations of the same infraction.