Packers RB Benson goes on IR, could still return...RG3 gets the green lightUNDATED (AP) - In another blow to Green Bay's struggling offense, Packers running back Cedric Benson was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, but designated to return.
Benson sprained his left foot in Sunday's 30-27 loss at Indianapolis. He must sit out eight games before he can return, though he's eligible to practice after six weeks.
In other NFL news:
- Robert Griffin III has been cleared to play and is practicing with his Washington Redskins teammates after suffering a mild concussion. Griffin went through the NFL's concussion protocol after being knocked out of Sunday's game against Atlanta and was cleared to return to practice. The second overall pick in April's draft is set to start Sunday against Minnesota.
- Jets owner Woody Johnson says backup quarterback Tim Tebow will "be with us for three years." Appearing on CNBC, Johnson also said he supports struggling starter Mark Sanchez. Johnson said that despite some speculation that the Jets could try to trade Tebow after this season, his first in New York, the team will "absolutely" keep him for the duration of his contract.
- The Buffalo Bills' already porous defense has suffered another blow as defensive end Mark Anderson needs surgery on his left knee and will be out indefinitely.
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