Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who missed two games after slicing open the back of his throwing hand, will start Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
"We feel good about him going into this week," coach Gus Bradley said Monday.
Gabbert needed 15 stitches to close the wound, which he opened when his hand got caught on a defender's face mask late in the season opener against Kansas City. Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn left anterior cruciate ligament during a victory at Pittsburgh. Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller doesn't expect an injury to his right leg to keep him from playing against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Though still experiencing some soreness, Spiller walked without a limp on Monday. Arizona Cardinals outside linebackers Sam Acho (broken leg) and Lorenzo Alexander (foot) are out for the season because of injuries sustained in a loss to New Orleans. The Green Bay Packers released Jeremy Ross a day after he muffed a kickoff that set up a touchdown in a wild 34-30 loss to Cincinnati. Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was accused by Cincinnati police of making offensive comments while drunk during a traffic stop early Monday and was given a disorderly conduct citation.
The St. Louis Blues have added depth at forward, signing Brenden Morrow to a one-year deal. Morrow had six goals and eight assists in his final 15 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, which had acquired him from Dallas at the trade deadline. Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson has been suspended 10 regular-season games without pay for leaving the bench to take part in a fight during a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
The Maple Leafs signed former Canucks left wing Mason Raymond to a $1 million, one-year contract.
Brittney Griner made a turnaround baseline jumper with 4.9 seconds left as the visiting Phoenix Mercury defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 78-77 to win the decisive Game 3 of their WNBA first-round series. Erika de Souza scored 10 of her 18 points during the fourth quarter as the host Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 80-72 in Game 3 of their WNBA first-round series. AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli has been banned for three matches following a confrontation with the referee after a loss to Napoli.
Balotelli was shown a second yellow card Sunday after the final whistle for his protests.