Marshawn Lynch's appeal of his one-game suspension for shoving an official was denied Tuesday and the running back will miss Oakland's game this week at Buffalo.
Appeals officer James Thrash, who was appointed jointly by the league and the NFLPA, upheld the one-game ban without pay.
Lynch will not be allowed to be with the Raiders until Oct. 30, clearing the way for second-year backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington to carry the load for the Raiders (3-4) against the Bills (4-2).
"We're going to miss him, but it's the next-man-up mentality," Richard said. "It's the NFL. We can't whine about it because if that's the case we'll go out this week and end up losing because we're not being focused."
Lynch was suspended for coming off the sideline during a scuffle in the second quarter and then shoving a game official during Oakland's 31-30 victory over Kansas City last Thursday night. The ban will cost him more than $100,000 in salary and per game roster bonuses.
Eagles lose Peters, Hicks
Nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters and starting linebacker Jordan Hicks will miss the rest of the season after being injured in the Eagles' 34-24 victory over Washington on Monday.
Peters tore his right ACL and MCL and Hicks ruptured his right Achilles' tendon. Those are two big losses for the NFL-leading Eagles (6-1).
"Both of them are obviously significant," coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday. "They will be missed."
•Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas had surgery for his torn left triceps, an injury that ended his consecutive-plays streak at 10,363. Thomas was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's overtime loss to Tennessee. The 10-time Pro Bowler had never missed a snap since he was drafted in 2007.
•The Lions released former Vikings punter Jeff Locke. Locke averaged 45.3 yards a punt for the Lions on 27 attempts this season.