NFL Notes

Jets quarterback Tim Tebow warms up prior to a game against the Rams on Nov. 18 at St. Louis. Tebow, healing from two broken ribs, will travel with the team to Jacksonville and may be active Sunday.
Jets quarterback Tim Tebow warms up prior to a game against the Rams on Nov. 18 at St. Louis. Tebow, healing from two broken ribs, will travel with the team to Jacksonville and may be active Sunday. Tom Gannam/AP Photo

Injured Tebow will travel with Jets

Tim Tebow is heading home - possibly as only a sideline spectator.

It will be a game-time decision as to whether the New York Jets' backup quarterback plays in the team's game in his hometown of Jacksonville against the Jaguars on Sunday.

"As far as Tim is concerned, we want to make sure," coach Rex Ryan said Friday. "He's done more this week in practice, quite a bit more. We want to see how he travels and what he feels like on game day."

Tebow, healing from two broken ribs, will fly with the team Saturday and Ryan and the team doctors will determine before the game if he will play. He is listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week.

Tight end Dustin Keller will likely not play after being sidelined all week at practice with a sprained left ankle. He is listed as doubtful, while wide receiver Clyde Gates (concussion) is out. Rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill (knee) and nose tackle Sione Po'uha (lower back) are questionable after being limited Friday, while defensive tackle Damon Harrison is doubtful after not practicing a day after turning an ankle.

If Tebow can play, Ryan said it's possible all three quarterbacks - Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy and Tebow - could be active for this first time this season.

"It's something you don't really want to do," Ryan said. "Sometimes at this time of year, you have so many nicks that you're trying to find a guy to put in that spot. You'll very rarely have three quarterbacks up in today's game."

McElroy, however, probably earned a chance to be active for the second time in his two-year career after taking over for a benched Sanchez against Arizona last Sunday and leading New York to the only touchdown of the game in a 7-6 victory.

"I want Mark and I want Tim to go out there and play fantastic, and I know they will," said McElroy, who was 5 of 7 for 29 yards in his NFL debut. "That's my goal this week, and that's my role this week, to make sure those guys perform as best as they possibly can. The best way to do that is to try to visualize and try to have enough communication with those guys and let them know what the defense is doing."

McElroy took snaps only with the scout team this week as Sanchez worked with the first-team offense after Ryan decided to stick with him as the starting quarterback.

Former NFL player Boston gets 6 months

Former NFL wide receiver David Boston has been sentenced to six months in jail in West Palm Beach, Fla., and five years of probation for punching a woman last year.

His attorney, Guy Fronstin, confirmed that the 34-year-old Boston was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty to aggravated battery last month. Fronstin says his client has turned his life around and been fully committed to treatment since his arrest.

Authorities say Boston had been drinking at a Boca Raton home in November 2011 when he punched a woman twice in the head, leaving a wound requiring 10 stiches.

Boston played at Ohio State and went to the Pro Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals in 2001. He also played for San Diego and Miami before injuries and legal problems ended his NFL career.

Broncos' Miller fined $25K by NFL for hit

Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week.

Miller was penalized for roughing the passer in the second quarter of the Broncos' 31-23 win over the Buccaneers last Sunday. Miller was fined $21,000 last month for a similar infraction against Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $21,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle's Leon Washington, his second fine in two weeks. Urlacher, penalized for the tackle in the Bears' 23-17 loss last Sunday, also was fined last week for a horse-collar tackle of Minnesota's Adrian Peterson.

Seahawks defensive tackle Alan Branch was docked $7,875 for his late hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Green Bay's Tramon Williams and Jacksonville's Jason Babin were each fined $21,000 for helmet-to-helmet hits in their games last week.

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