Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh could be facing his second suspension in as many years for his latest Thanksgiving transgression.
NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told ESPN that the league will review Suh's kick to the groin area of quarterback Matt Schaub in Thursday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Houston Texans and that "everything is on the table" when it comes to potential punishment.
"It didn't look good," Anderson told ESPN.
Suh was kicked out of a Thanksgiving loss to the Green Bay Packers last year and suspended two games after he stomped on the arm of offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Suh wasn't penalized for his kick of Schaub, which came with 6:49 to play in the first quarter, after he split right guard Ben Jones and right tackle Derek Newton on a pass rush. As Newton spun Suh to the ground, Suh struck Shaub with his left foot in what appeared to be a second motion.
Replay flap: The rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Texans touchdown against the Lions "may be too harsh" and will be re-examined immediately, the NFL's Anderson said Friday. Anderson, also co-chairman of the competition committee that suggests rules changes to the owners, said a change could come this year.
Bears: The status of quarterback Jay Cutler going into the weekend remains uncertain because of a concussion, although coach Lovie Smith said he is optimistic about Cutler's return.
Saints: Linebacker Jon Vilma says he's disappointed that the new schedule for bounty hearings virtually prevents him from being able to personally confront his accusers. Vilma says he wanted to be present for witness interviews with former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and former defensive assistant Mike Cerullo, who assisted the NFL's investigation into the Saints cash-for-hits pool.
Vikings: Minnesota will likely be without wide receiver Percy Harvin again this weekend because of his sprained left ankle.
Browns: Joe Haden is ready to rejoin the Browns' secondary. The veteran cornerback said Friday he is "90 percent" recovered from a strained abdominal muscle and will play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Falcons: Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and cornerback Asante Samuel returned to practice in a limited role. Another defensive starter, nose tackle Peria Jerry, missed his third straight practice with a quadriceps injury. All three players are listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.
Chargers: The team has placed left offensive tackle Jared Gaither on injured reserve. He injured his groin late in a loss at New Orleans and played in only two games since.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.