Bad decisions, injuries haunt teams going into week No. 9

The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller was arrested early Saturday in Florida on a domestic battery charge, according to Duval County jail records.

Miller was jailed shortly before 5 a.m. by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The incident involved a minor injury, but no other details were available about the alleged battery.

Local news outlets reported that Miller was released on his own recognizance after an initial court appearance Saturday. Another hearing was set for Nov. 28.

The Chiefs, who are off this week, said in statement to The Associated Press that they were aware of the incident and gathering facts. They declined any further comment.

The 30-year-old Miller, who was drafted out of Texas by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spent the past four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Miller signed a $1.4 million deal with Kansas City this past offseason but has only appeared in seven games with two tackles.

Dallas Cowboys

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith will miss today’s game against the Falcons because of back and groin injuries.

The Cowboys said Saturday that Smith and tight end Geoff Swaim were downgraded from questionable to out and didn’t make the trip to Atlanta. Swaim injured a knee in practice Thursday.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection who protects quarterback Dak Prescott’s blind side, Smith has been battling back issues since last season, when he missed three games. The 26-year-old injured a groin in last weekend’s win over Kansas City.

Chaz Green will make his sixth career start in Smith’s place.

Detroit Lions

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions activated tackle Taylor Decker from the physically-unable-to-perform list before today’s game against Cleveland.

Decker has been out all season because of a shoulder injury. He started every game for the Lions as a rookie last season after being drafted in the first round.

The Lions will be without guard T.J. Lang also because of a concussion. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah is doubtful because of a back injury.

Miami Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James has been placed on injured reserve because of a left hamstring injury, ending his season.

He will be replaced by rookie Jessie Davis.