NFL: Steelers lose two key players for year
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to press on without two of their most vital contributors.
Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey will undergo surgery later this week to repair his injured right knee. Linebacker Larry Foote will also have surgery to fix a ruptured right biceps.
Both players went down in Sunday's dismal 16-9 loss to Tennessee and are lost for the year. Their absence tests the depth at two positions where the Steelers are painfully thin.
Raiders stay with Pryor
Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen doesn't need to play any games about who his starting quarterback will be on Sunday. Terrelle Pryor answered those questions in the season opener with his game-breaking running ability and vastly improved passing that almost helped Oakland pull off a shocker before losing 21-17 at Indianapolis.
After refusing to announce his starter last week for "competitive" reasons, Allen is all in with the dual-threat quarterback heading into Sunday's home opener against Jacksonville.
Pryor spent most of training camp working with the backups while Matt Flynn ran with the first team.
Gabbert to miss game
Blaine Gabbert is a sideline spectator again. The Jacksonville Jaguars ruled the quarterback out for Sunday's game at Oakland after he sliced open the back of his throwing hand in the season opener.
Gabbert caught his right hand on a defender's face mask while scrambling for a 4-yard gain in the closing minutes against Kansas City. He received 15 stitches to close the wound.
Suh may face discipline
The NFL is looking into possibly disciplining Ndamukong Suh for his latest on-field infraction.
Suh, a Detroit defensive tackle, was called for an illegal low block against Minnesota center John Sullivan during an interception return Sunday. The Lions won the game, 34-24.