Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield missed practice on Thursday to attend his brother’s funeral.
Anthony Travis was murdered in Winfield’s hometown of Akron last week and laid to rest on Thursday. Winfield played in the season opener against Jacksonville days after the 30-year-old Travis’s death. Head coach Leslie Frazier says he expects Winfield back to practice today and in the lineup Sunday at Indianapolis.
Center John Sullivan also missed practice because of a sore ankle. Frazier says Sullivan initially injured it in the game against the Jaguars and aggravated it during practice on Wednesday. Frazier says the rest is just precautionary, and he fully expects Sullivan to play against the Colts.
Goodell sets meetings
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will meet Monday with New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma to discuss Vilma’s suspension that was temporarily lifted last week.
A source tells the Associated Press that Vilma will be in New York to present his case in the Saints’ bounties scandal for which he was suspended for the 2012 season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting has not been announced.
Vilma and three other players were suspended, but an appeals panel ruled last Friday that Goodell must clarify his earlier rulings to ensure no part of his decisions was based on salary-cap violations. Goodell still could reinstate the suspensions to Vilma, New Orleans defensive end Will Smith, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita and free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove for allegedly participating in a pay-for-injure program that violates the league’s detrimental conduct policy.
Smith, Fujita and Hargrove are expected to meet with Goodell on Tuesday.
Packers 23, Bears 10
The Green Bay Packers rattled and robbed Jay Cutler and backup tight end Tom Crabtree scored on a fake field goal in the second quarter in a win over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Thursday night.
The Packers (1-1) intercepted four Cutler passes, including two by Tramon Williams.
Facing a fierce pass rush all night, Cutler was sacked seven times, including 3½ for Clay Matthews.
New wide receiver Brandon Marshall was held to two catches for 24 yards for the Bears (1-1). The Bears also lost running back Matt Forte to an ankle injury.
After Williams collected his second interception, Aaron Rodgers finally found the end zone in the fourth quarter, hitting Donald Driver for a 26-yard touchdown pass and a 23-3 lead.
Jets to decide on Revis
Darrelle Revis walked off the field thinking he just had a headache — until he started feeling a bit strange.
The New York Jets cornerback suffered what the team called a “mild concussion” — the first of his football career at any level — and it caught him by surprise.
“It’s been a fog, like being in a fog,” Revis said Thursday, speaking about his injury for the first time.
The Jets will make a decision on Revis’ availability before the team travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday for their game Sunday against the Steelers.
Revis has been able to run and lift weights, and attend meetings all week. He added that the foggy feeling he experienced earlier in the week has dissipated, and he hasn’t had any sensitivity to light — a common side effect of concussions.
Clemens back with Rams
The St. Louis Rams re-signed quarterback Kellen Clemens, released in the final round of cuts before the opener.
Defensive tackle Darell Scott was released Thursday to make room for Clemens, who understood he’d be the backup behind Sam Bradford on Sunday against the Washington Redskins in the home opener. Rookie Austin Davis was the backup for the opener.
The 29-year-old Clemens has a home in St. Louis and stayed in town after getting released with the understanding the Rams would add him to the roster when they could.
Clemens made three starts last year, completing 52.7 percent of his passes for 546 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Scott played in 13 games with one start last season. He was a fourth-round pick in 2009.
Dolphins’ back still out
Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas missed practice for the second day in a row because of a concussion, increasing the likelihood Lamar Miller will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
Thomas, the backup to starter Reggie Bush, was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday’s season-opening loss at Houston.
Miller traveled with the team but was inactive. He ran for 1,272 yards last year for the Miami Hurricanes, and the Miami native said he looks forward to returning to Sun Life Stadium, this time as a pro.
Miller averaged 5.7 yards per carry with the Hurricanes and scored 17 touchdowns in 23 games. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Dolphins and was the team’s busiest running back during the exhibition season.
Bills tackle returns
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned to practice after being excused to be with his family in Alabama to mourn the shooting death of his younger brother.