DETROIT (AP) -- Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is expected to miss two-to-four weeks with a sprained knee.
The Green Bay Packers will play another game without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers ruled out an injured Rodgers on Friday for the road matchup with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Rodgers practiced on a limited basis this week and even took some reps with the first-string offense in team drills Wednesday and Thursday. But coach Mike McCarthy said after practice Friday that the decision to hold Rodgers out for a sixth straight game was made in the best interest of the team's franchise quarterback.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Adrian Peterson returned to practice Friday for the Minnesota Vikings, but his status for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles is questionable because of a sprained right foot.
A lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault asked Friday for Florida's attorney general to independently examine the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems. Attorney Patricia Carroll called on the attorney general to investigate the Tallahassee Police Department's handling of the case, saying that detectives failed to interview key witnesses, used unreliable and incomplete forensic tests and never tested the alleged victim's blood for the presence of date-rape drugs. ''It appears to me to be a complete failure of an investigation of a rape case,'' Carroll said during the 90-minute news conference. Winston, a 19-year-old who led FSU to a No. 1 ranking and a shot at a national championship, is a favorite to win.
Aaron Murray said Friday his recovery from knee surgery is going ''extremely well'' and he expects to participate in Georgia's pro day so he can show NFL teams he is ''on the right track.'' Murray captured most of the Southeastern Conference's major passing records in four years as Georgia's quarterback before he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Kentucky on Nov. 23 and had surgery three days later. Murray said Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson is supervising his rehabilitation. Murray said he plans to be ready to join Georgia's draft-eligible players when they work out for NFL coaches and scouts in April. ''My goal is to be back for my pro day,'' Murray said.