Morning Headlines: Brandon Phillips out with Injured Calf, & Replacement Refs for Hall of Fame Game


Feb 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; NFL referee John Hussey during the game between the Green Bay Packers against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE


One person familiar with contract talks between NFL and the currently locked-out officials said he’s all but sure that replacement refs will work the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.


After Tuesday night’s 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres, SS  Brandon Phillips revealed to reporters that he is “not going to be playing for a while” with what’s believed to be a strained calf. He played with the injured calf and belted  the game-winning home-run to give the Reds the win,but it now appears he and 1B Joey Votto will miss significant time.


In order to avoid suspension under the NFL’s Performance Enhancing Drug Policy, Adderall is becoming a scapegoat for steroids users.


Talks between the Broncos and OT Ryan Clady on a new deal broke down over a $9 million gap in guaranteed money. 


Colts offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and linebacker A.J. Edds both suffered torn ACLs and will miss the season.


CB DeMarcus Van Dyke is impressing early in Raiders camp.


Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb has a right thigh contusion.


Giants safety Tyler Sash has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for use of performance enhancing drugs.


The trade sending Jeff Otah to the Jets is a no-go, and he will be sent back to the Panthers.


DE Chris Long’s contract extension with the Rams averages about $12.5 million over the 4 added years. Those four new years (2013-16) total $50 million.


Former New Orleans Saints CB Leigh Torrence signs with the Jaguars.


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