Friday is fine day in the NFL, and the league's fines this week include Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (announced Wednesday) and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes. Suh was given a $31,500 fine for a hit that was questionable at best, and Spikes was given a $10,500 fine for wearing red shoes for the second consecutive week. There were some other fines, so check out the source link.
Here's what else you might have missed from Friday:
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer could return by the start of the 2014 offseason, meaning he would be ready for the initial run of organized team activities. Hoyer tore his ACL in a game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. He was quickly ruled out for the season. It's incredibly disappointing as Hoyer came in and actually won the Browns a couple games. By the time he's ready, the Browns could have a new quarterback in the mix.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will miss Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with ankle and hamstring injuries. White suffered a high ankle sprain in the preseason and the hamstring injury in Week 5. White played through his ankle injury all season and did not let it recover -- primarily due to the desire to protect his streak of consecutive games played. That streak (133 games, playoffs excluded) will end on Sunday.
The Cleveland Browns announced several roster moves on Friday. The team waived running back Bobby Rainey and placed defensive back Josh Aubrey on injured reserve. The team announced the promotion of wide receiver Tori Gurley and defensive back Julian Posey to the active roster.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon says that he expects to play on Sunday, despite his hamstring injury. Blackmon is officially listed as questionable. Blackmon has had a monster two weeks, catching 19 passes for 326 yards, more than any receiver over that span. He's the lone bright spot on the Jacksonville offense.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker could make his return this week when the team takes on the San Francisco 49ers. He was originally expected to take four or five weeks to return from a hip/knee injury, but the poor play of Ryan Fitzpatrick might be forcing Locker to come back sooner than originally anticipated.