NFL news roundup: Brandon Browner declines suspension reduction, Tramon Williams fined and more

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner declined a reduction to his suspension as he appeals, Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams received a hefty fine, and more you may have missed from Friday in the NFL.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was reportedly offered a three-month reduction of his one-year suspension from the NFL for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. But Browner turned the deal down and will continue to appeal the suspension. As it stands, Browner will be ineligible to return until December 2014. The reduced deal would have had him back in October.

Here's what else you might have missed from Friday:

Williams fined

The biggest fine of Week 13 was given to Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams on Friday. Williams was penalized $26,500 for shoving an official in the team's Thanksgiving game against Detroit. Williams was one of five players in that game to receive a fine -- the five penalties totaled $73,500 altogether -- along with Clay Matthews, DeAndre Levy, Glover Quin and Kris Durham.

Kubiak fired by Houston

If you happened to somehow miss it, the Houston Texans fired head coach Gary Kubiak on Friday. Kubiak has led the Texans to the playoffs over the past couple seasons, but there have always been disagreements between him and the higher-ups on many issues, and after notching Houston's 11th loss on Thursday, the writing was on the wall. Kubiak will be replaced by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips in the interim.

Injury roundup

Given it was a Friday, there was plenty of injury news worth noting. Adrian Peterson returned to practice, albeit in a limited fashion, and is questionable for Sunday. Also of note from that game: Elvis Dumervil is doubtful and Ladarius Webb is questionable. There's also news for Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings, Reggie Bush and more at the link above.

Fox will coach from sideline

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox will resume his coaching duties on Sunday ,against the Tennessee Titans. Fox said on Friday that he plans to be coaching from the sideline when he does so, and not in the booth. Fox has been away with the team since Nov. 4, when he underwent heart surgery.

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