NFL news roundup: Geno Smith 'unlikely' to start, Miami signs Dion Jordan


Geno Smith is 'unlikely' to start for the Jets in Week 1, the Miami Dolphins signed Dion Jordan and more you may have missed from Saturday.

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is "unlikely" to start at quarterback in Week 1, according to reports. Smith is competing with Mark Sanchez for the starting role, and one analyst believes that Smith is too raw to start right now. However, he could get an opportunity to start later on in the season if Sanchez is struggling or if the Jets are out of the playoff race.

Here's what else you may have missed from Saturday:

Miami signs Jordan

The Miami Dolphins signed rookie defensive lineman Dion Jordan on Saturday. Jordan is the team's first-round pick and the No. 3 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Signing rookies is generally easier with the rookie wage-scale these days, but first-round picks can take a bit longer. Jordan is the final Miami draft pick to sign.

Garrett says Cowboys will run the ball more

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says the team will run the ball more in 2013, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN. Last season, DeMarco Murray was the leading running back with just 663 yards and four touchdowns. Felix Jones put up 402 yards and three touchdowns behind him. Murray is expected to be the starter again, but rookie Joseph Randle could earn some carries as well.

Hill suspended again

New York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended four games for a substance abuse violation. Hill was suspended four games last year as well, and it stands to reason that his future with the Giants could be in question. He's eligible to return after the Giants' Sept. 29 game against the Chiefs and can participate in practice and preseason games.

San Francisco loads up PUP, NFI lists

The San Francisco 49ers filled up their physically unable to perform and other inactive lists on Saturday. Running back Kendall Hunter, linebacker Darius Fleming and wide receivers Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams were all placed on the active/PUP list. In addition to them, defensive linemen Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial, running back Marcus Lattimore and offensive tackle Luke Marquardt were all placed on the active/non-football injury list.

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