Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Keith Mitchell, who suffered a spinal injury two months ago, may be forced to retire because of the infirmity. Mitchell was hospitalized briefly after being taken off the field on a stretcher in the second game of the season after bruising the spinal cord and has played just once, on special teams Oct. 5 against San Diego, since. Sunday marked the fourth consecutive game that Mitchell was a healthy inactive. Asked if Mitchell planned to retire after seven seasons with the Jaguars, New Orleans and Houston, Del Rio told the Florida Times-Union: "We'll talk more about that. I'm not sure. That would be for him to determine."
New York Jets: CB Ray Mickens is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Indianapolis because of a neck sprain he suffered while trying to tackle WR Jerry Rice with seconds left in regulation. He had X-rays and a CAT scan in a California hospital and the results came back negative. Mickens returned to New York Monday and was expected to undergo an MRI. But according to the New York Post defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell said Mickens had full range of motion and probably will be able to play. In other secondary news, CB Donnie Abraham, who has been out since September with a broken right shoulder, will practice this week but won't play.
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