NFL notebook: Cardinals’ Arians downplays ailment
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was released from the hospital Wednesday after an overnight stay and pronounced the stomach problem that sent him there “no big deal.”
He planned to heed doctors’ advice to take it easy, he said before the team held another joint practice with the Chargers. He attended the first 30 minutes of the workout.
“I’m too old not to listen to doctors anymore,” he said. “I have a tendency to push it, but we’ll go out today and see how long we stay. It’s nothing serious.”
Arians, 63, left Wednesday’s practice after about a half-hour. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after complaining of stomach pain.
Arians said he had been diagnosed with diverticulitis after a recent colonoscopy.
• The Browns suspended former Pitt cornerback K’Waun Williams for two weeks and fined him for multiple violations of team rules. Williams sat out Cleveland’s first exhibition game Friday night against the Packers after suffering an ankle injury the week prior at a scrimmage. Though the Browns expected Williams to be ready for the exhibition, he reportedly decided his ankle was too sore for him to play. The third-year cornerback hasn’t practiced for the Browns since missing the exhibition.
• Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tempered his optimism regarding tight end Jimmy Graham‘s ability to be ready for the start of the season. Carroll said Graham will not play against Minnesota on Thursday. Graham is recovering from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee suffered last November.
• The NFL suspended Giants kicker Josh Brown for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The league and the Giants announced the suspension without disclosing the violation.
• The Jaguars claimed defensive tackle T.J. Barnes off waivers from Buffalo and signed journeyman guard/center Jacques McClendon. To make room for Barnes on the 90-man roster, the team waived/injured running back Jonas Gray (quad).
• Former NFL offensive lineman Leon Donohue has died at age 77. He spent six seasons with the 49ers and Cowboys. He played 84 regular-season games and the final contest of his career came in the 1967 NFL championship game in Green Bay known as the “Ice Bowl.”