ATLANTA — Falcons running back Jason Snelling will not play Sunday at Tampa Bay after being arrested on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Coach Mike Smith made the announcement Saturday.
Snelling did not take part in the team’s final practice before facing the Buccaneers after being arrested early Friday morning in suburban Winder. Smith says the player has “decided to take some personal time to deal with his situation.”
Police say Snelling’s SUV was pulled over after officers noticed it weaving and crossing the center line.
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Seahawks activate Okung
The Seahawks made the expected move Saturday of activating left tackle Russell Okung from the injured reserve list, and cutting quarterback B.J. Daniels to make room on the 53-man roster.
That means Okung can play Sunday against the Vikings for what would be his first action since injuring a toe in September.
Daniels, who was signed off waivers from the 49ers on Oct. 2, had not seen action in any games. If he clears waivers he would be a candidate for the team’s practice squad.
Raiders’ Pryor out
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor will miss the game Sunday in Houston because of a sprained right knee.
The Raiders ruled out Pryor on Saturday and announced that undrafted rookie free agent Matt McGloin will start.
Pryor had a setback at practice Friday and had been listed as questionable.
He leads all NFL quarterbacks with 504 yards rushing. But he wore a thick brace over his knee during the 24-20 defeat last week against the Giants when he was held to a season-low 19 yards on the ground.