The Washington Redskins say quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at the Baltimore Ravens because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play.
In a statement released Friday by the Redskins, NFL independent neurologist Robert Kurtzke is quoted as saying that Griffin "should be held from gameplay this weekend and be retested in one [or] two weeks before a firm conclusion to return to gameplay can be."
Griffin left last week's exhibition game against Detroit with what Redskins coach Jay Gruden said afterward was a concussion. The Redskins announced Thursday that Griffin had been cleared to play this weekend.
Titans' Hunter's charge reduced
The felony charge against Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was reduced to a misdemeanor count of assault and battery.
Hunter had been facing a felony charge of malicious wounding that stemmed from a late-night flight at the Sandbar Raw Bar in Virginia Beach's oceanfront resort area during the July 4th weekend, according to Virginia Beach police.
The Commonwealth's Attorney office issued a release Friday saying that "based upon subsequent interviews with witnesses, it is the Commonwealth's position that the evidence better supports the charge of assault and battery."
Lambeau field update
Some football fans heading into Lambeau Field Saturday for the Green Bay Packers first preseason home game this year will encounter newly installed metal detectors.
Ticket holders using the Shopko gate will be the first to use the walk-through metal detectors. The NFL has mandated their use at all stadium gates by 2016. The Packers will install the detectors at all remaining gates next season.
Fans won't have to remove jackets, belts, keys, wallets, watches or other objects of similar size. But, they will be asked to temporarily place cellphones, cameras, tablets and other larger metal objects in a tray near the machine.
Broncos ink tight end
The "Gronk of the Bronx" might just become the "Gronk of the Broncos."
Dan Light, the Fordham tight end with the catchy moniker, signed with Denver on Friday.
Light (6-5, 265 pounds) caught 177 passes for 1,594 yards and nine touchdowns during his four-year college career.
He led all FCS tight ends with 66 catches as a junior but his draft stock plunged when he tore a knee ligament against Army last November.