GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson, 36, has a broken collarbone and will be out approximately six weeks.
Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed the severity of the injury Monday, a day after the team’s 30-20 win at St. Louis.
Saints’ Vitt returns
Once New Orleans interim coach Joe Vitt’s six-game bounty-related suspension ended, he flew back with the Saints after their 35-28 win at Tampa Bay on Sunday.
First on Vitt’s agenda is fixing a defense that is last in the NFL in yards allowed. New Orleans (2-4) plays at Denver on Sunday night.
Around the league
Former Notre Dame star Brady Quinn will take over as Kansas City’s starting quarterback. Cleveland guard Jason Pinkston remains hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs. Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) will miss Sunday’s game at Green Bay. Tight end Chris Cooley agreed to rejoin Washington. Carolina cornerback Chris Gamble (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve. Carolina fired general manager Marty Hurney. San Diego placed kicker Nate Kaeding (groin) on injured reserve.