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RGIII's chances of playing Sunday look good | NFL

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Or, as coach Mike Shanahan put it: "There is a very, very good chance he is going to play."

Griffin went through a full practice Friday for the third straight day after missing last week's win over the Cleveland Browns with a sprained right knee.

Fellow rookie Kirk Cousins filled in, making his first career start in a 38-21 victory.

The Redskins (8-6) are in a three-way tie with the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys atop the NFC's Eastern Division.

Falcons, 49ers safeties

fined for illegal hits

NEW YORK — Safety Chris Hope of Atlanta was fined $30,000 and safety Dashon Goldson of San Francisco was fined $21,000 for illegal hits on Sunday.

Hope was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz. He was called for unnecessary roughness during Atlanta's 34-0 win.

Goldson, a former Washington Husky, was penalized for a hit against New England tight end Aaron Hernandez. Goldson said he estimates he has been fined $70,000 for socks, pants and other violations during his six-year career.

Other players fined for various infractions were Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, Giants cornerback Corey Webster, Jets defensive end Quinton Coples, Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin and cornerback Cary Williams, Titans defensive end Antonio Smith and safety Jordan Babineaux and Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason.


Ahmad Bradshaw, the Giants' leading rusher, practiced on a limited basis and might play Sunday against Baltimore. He sat out last week's game with a sprained knee.

• Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) will miss his third straight game when the Bears play at Arizona on Sunday. He has not played since Dec. 2.

• Minnesota cornerback Chris Cook will return Sunday at Houston after a six-game absence because of a broken right arm.

• Miami signed former Pro Bowl kicker Nate Kaeding. Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter is on injured reserve with a groin injury.

• Tennessee receiver Kendall Wright missed his third straight practice with a rib injury and isn't expected to play Sunday at Green Bay.

• Interim Colts coach Bruce Arians sounded optimistic that Chuck Pagano will return to his job Monday for the first time since he was diagnosed with leukemia. "He feels pretty solid that he's ready to go," Arians said. Pagano hasn't coached a game since Sept. 23.

• The Buffalo Bills agreed to a new 10-year lease with the state and county to continue playing at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. It's a $271 million deal, with $130 million to upgrade an aging stadium that opened in 1973.

• The Broncos plan to spend $30 million to upgrade Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. Most of the money is for a new high-definition video board.

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