Oakland Raiders: Raiders coach Lane Kiffin was
hospitalized Monday with a viral infection and might not return to
the team until later this week.
"This morning when he woke up, from what I understand, he was
feeling under the weather," Raiders offensive coordinator Greg
Knapp said. "[It's] something he's been fighting for the last two
or three days."
According to Knapp, Kiffin presided over meetings Sunday night
and was present when the coaching staff reviewed Saturday's 27-23
preseason win over Arizona. But his condition worsened overnight
and Kiffin, 32, was taken to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center
A spokeswoman for the hospital said it was policy not to give
out information on the condition of patients. The spokeswoman also
declined to confirm or deny whether Kiffin was being kept
The Raiders returned to practice Monday and most of the players
were notified of Kiffin's condition prior to the workout, though
some weren't even aware the head coach was missing until they took
Elsewhere in the AFC:
Sanders has been on the physically unable-to-perform-list since
July 30, the first day the Colts practiced, and hasn't been in pads
since having offseason shoulder surgery four months ago.
"I'm excited to see how it feels and get the timing down and
stuff," Sanders said after Monday afternoon's practice. "I'm
still hoping to play in the third preseason game [against Detroit],
but right now we want to get a full week of practice in and see how
Coach Tony Dungy has acknowledged the Colts will be cautious in
using Sanders this month.
Williams underwent an MRI exam on Monday, which verified the
injury is not more serious. His availability for Saturday's
exhibition game at St. Louis has not yet been determined.
Rookie safety Eric Weddle slightly sprained an ankle but is
expected to play against the Rams.
Coach Mike Tomlin's reaction to his quarterback's lobbying for
more on-field time? He might get it.
"That would be a good assumption, but we're going to keep him
guessing," Tomlin said following the Steelers' first
practice since losing to Green Bay 13-9 Saturday. "We'll let him
know later in the week."
Kansas City Chiefs: Arena Football League star wide receiver Bobby Sippio agreed to
terms on a two-year contract. In his most recent AFL season, Sippio
had 163 catches for 2,391 yards and 70 touchdowns with the Chicago
Sippio, a converted defensive back who played cornerback and
safety for Western Kentucky, first tried to make the NFL as a free
agent with Miami in 2004.
Baltimore Ravens: Troy Smith, the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner, completed 3-of-11 passes for 34 yards and ran once for 13 yards in Baltimore's 29-3 win over Philadelphia. Smith is
competing for the third-string job against Drew Olson, who threw a
4-yard touchdown pass to Le'Ron McClain that made it 23-3 with
11:55 to go.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.