Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb's wife had perfect timing, at least as far as football goes.
On Wednesday evening, shortly after the quarterback finished practice, his wife, Whitney, gave birth to Saylor Kolb, who weighs 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and is 20 inches long. As Kolb put it, "another power forward for the Kolb family."
It was a relief to Cardinals fans, concerned Kolb might miss Sunday's game against Miami. Kolb relieved injured starter John Skelton in the season opener and has led Arizona to its first 3-0 start in 38 years.
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson has the team doctor's clearance to play this weekend. Jackson received the OK Friday, before taking part in his third straight practice since spraining his right knee in a season-opening loss at the New York Jets on Sept. 9.
"(The doctor) said as long as I feel like I'm capable of going, he's going to support what I do," Jackson said.
Despite feeling some soreness, Jackson believes he'll be "ready to go" Sunday, when the Bills (2-1) host AFC East rival New England (1-2).
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey still has no recollection of the devastating hit by Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy last week that left him with a concussion and neck strain.
Speaking to reporters for the first time since being carted off the field and hospitalized overnight following the play, Heyward-Bey said he's seen television replays of the hit but otherwise has no memory of it.
Since then, Heyward-Bey has been put through and isn't ready to return to action.