Jones' return to field is short-lived

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Adam Jones’ return after nearly a year away because of an injury didn’t even last a quarter.

Cincinnati’s oft-troubled cornerback left Sunday’s game at Seattle after suffering an injury to his right hamstring.

Jones was in on the Bengals’ first punt return and darted for 63 yards. But he slowed during the return and eventually was forced out of bounds by Seattle punter Jon Ryan.

Jones was stretched out on the sideline for a few minutes, then went back to the locker room. He came back to the sideline early in the second quarter with a large bag of ice on the back of his right leg.

Jones had not played since Game 6 of last season with a neck injury. He was activated from the physically unable to perform list this week.

LIONS: Ndamukong Suh will meet with NFL officials during his bye week to get a better understanding of the rules he’s been breaking.

Detroit’s second-year defensive tackle asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the meeting to talk about all the flags he keeps drawing.

In about a season and a half with the Lions, Suh has already been hit with his share of fines for roughing up quarterbacks.

The former University of Nebraska star will meet Tuesday with those NFL staffers responsible for enforcing the rules.

The get-together will include football operations consultant Jeff Fisher, along with Ray Anderson, Merton Hanks and Carl Johnson.

BROWNS: Montario Hardesty left Cleveland’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with a calf injury, leaving the Browns without their top two running backs.

Hardesty injured his calf in the second quarter Sunday and was not on the field for Cleveland’s first drive of the third quarter.

Cleveland already was without starter Peyton Hillis, who missed his second consecutive game with a strained left hamstring.

REPORTS DENIED: Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher says he has not been approached by anyone for a coaching position.

Cowher says any reports he is in line for a coaching job are “all speculation” and he does not plan on coaching next year.


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