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Bengals

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The NFL's decision not to fine Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict for contact with an official suggests the league office did not agree with the decision to eject him from last Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. The minimum fine for contact with an official is $30,387. But replays showed that Burfict lightly swatted away the arm of down judge Jeff Bergman. It was hardly an egregious act. Burfict has deserved most of the discipline in his career, but this was one instance where his reputation got the better of him.

Kevin Seifert, NFL Nation

Chargers

NFL

VIDEO: Chargers' coach Anthony Lynn on how Philip Rivers practiced this week: "He's looked fine. He's looked like he's normal."

Eric D. Williams, ESPN Staff Writer
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Chiefs

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With Tamba Hali and Dee Ford out for Sunday's game against the Giants, the Chiefs are left with only rookie Tanoh Kpassagnon as a backup at outside linebacker behind starters Justin Houston and Frank Zombo. Kpassagnon, a second-round draft pick, has played just 12 defensive snaps this season. He was a defensive lineman in college at Villanova. "He’s coming along really (well),'' defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said. "Is he going to make some mistakes? Yeah. Almost every position has mistakes in the game . . . I think he’s had the right attitude and the right work ethic and I think he would be fine.''

Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff Writer

Chargers

NFL

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Philip Rivers will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game due to a concussion. A full participant in Friday's practice, Rivers still has not cleared the NFL concussion protocol. Lynn said Rivers will be evaluated by doctors either Friday afternoon or Saturday. "He's done more and more every day in practice, so that's encouraging," Lynn said. "But still he's got to see the doctors and be evaluated. And we'll see what happens."

Eric D. Williams, ESPN Staff Writer

Falcons

NFL

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian says he wouldn't be where he is today without Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Sarkisian worked under Carroll at USC.

Vaughn McClure, ESPN Staff Writer
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