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News briefs: Seattle's Hasselbeck (broken wrist) won't miss action

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RENTON, Wash. -- For at least this week, the Seattle Seahawks are comfortable with Matt Hasselbeck's discomfort.

If that means another performance like Sunday's in Arizona, the Seahawks will be plenty pleased.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Hasselbeck has two small cracks in his left wrist, courtesy of a questionable fourth-down sneak called in Sunday's 36-18 win over the Cardinals.

The injury is not significant enough that Hasselbeck will miss any time. He'll be fitted with a protective cast or splint this week and should be able to play at New Orleans.

But it won't be his easiest week of preparations.

Carroll says on its own, the injury would take about four to six weeks to fully heal. But with Seattle (5-4) leading the NFC West by a game over St. Louis, this is not the time for Hasselbeck to be taking a seat if possible. Full Story

Browns lose RG Yates (biceps) for season

BEREA, Ohio -- An emotional loss for the Browns took a physical toll as well.

Cleveland had three starters get hurt during Sunday's 26-20 overtime defeat to the New York Jets, and learned afterward that starting right offensive guard Billy Yates suffered a biceps injury and will be lost for the remainder of the season.

Browns coach Eric Mangini said linebacker Scott Fujita could be out "a little while" after injuring a left knee ligament in the first half against the Jets. Fujita, one of Cleveland's defensive captains and second-leading tackler, got hurt on a pass play in the second quarter.

Fujita, who signed as a free agent with Cleveland in March, walked to the Browns' locker room and did not return. He was replaced by David Bowens.

Giants WR Barden likely out for year

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' receiving corps has gotten a lot thinner the past week.

Second-year receiver Ramses Barden broke his left ankle and also tore a ligament in the ankle in the 33-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, coach Tom Coughlin said.

Coughlin said Barden will likely miss the rest of the season.

The injury came just days after Steve Smith was sidelined indefinitely with a partial tear of his pectoral muscle.

Bills rookie Spiller likely out next week

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- As much as running back C.J. Spiller wants to practice this week, Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey doesn't think that's likely because of a hamstring injury.

On Monday, Gailey all but officially ruled out the rookie first-round draft pick from playing in Buffalo's game at Cincinnati on Sunday. He also said defensive end Spencer Johnson is expected to miss at least one game because of a hamstring injury.

Both players were hurt in helping the Bills (1-8) secure their first win of the season on Sunday, a 14-12 victory over Detroit.

Spiller was hurt when planting his foot to brace himself as he was pushed out of bounds after a 29-yard punt return in the second quarter.

New Meadowlands Stadium blames NJSEA for outages

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The chief executive of the New Meadowlands Stadium blamed New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority equipment for the two power outages that occurred during the New York Giants game with the Dallas Cowboys.

Mark Lamping, the chief executive of the new $1.6 billion stadium that serves as the home for the Giants and Jets, said one of the sports authority's transformers malfunctioned, causing the first outage. A subsequent failure threw the stadium into total darkness for about five or six seconds.

Lamping said that when the power the sports authority provides to the stadium was lost, the stadium's emergency generator activated.

Sports authority spokesman John Samerjan said engineers from the NJSEA and the stadium were investigating the cause of the outages.

Seattle DE Brock arrested for investigation of DUI

SEATTLE -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence just hours before the Seahawks traveled to Arizona to face the Cardinals.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Julie Startup confirms Brock was arrested early Saturday morning in Seattle. KCPQ-TV in Seattle first reported Brock's arrest.

Brock played in Seattle's 36-18 win over Arizona. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he didn't know about Brock's arrest until after Sunday's game. Carroll says he spoke with Brock on Monday morning and the team will deal with it once all the information has been obtained.

Brock has 13 tackles and three sacks for Seattle this season.

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