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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Chicago running back Matt Forte and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery(Alshon Jeffery Jersey) are active for the Bears’ Thursday night game against the Packers.

Forte missed the past three games with a knee injury, and Jeffery was questionable coming into the night with a groin injury. The team’s top receiver, Jeffery has missed five games this season with groin and shoulder ailments.

Wide receiver Eddie Royal (knee) and tight end Martellus Bennett (ribs) were already declared out. The Bears also will be without safety Antrel Rolle (knee).

For the Packers, JC Tretter will make his first start at center with Corey Linsley out with an ankle injury. The Packers also will be without safety Micah Hyde because of a hip injury.

Other Packers inactives include QB Brett Hundley, RB Alonzo Harris, LB Andy Mulumba and WRs Jared Abbrederis and Ty Montgomery.

Other Bears inactives include RB Ka’Deem Carey, CB Jacoby Glenn, OT Nick Becton and DL Will Sutton.

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PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania authorities say Oakland Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong(Ray-Ray Armstrong Jersey) did not act maliciously when he confronted a police dog just before the start of a Nov. 8 game in Pittsburgh against the Steelers.

Investigators had been trying to determine whether the player’s conduct constituted taunting of a police dog, a third-degree felony.

The sheriff’s office has said the player lifted his shirt, beat his chest and barked at the explosive-detecting dog before telling a deputy to release the animal, which she did not.

Pittsburgh news outlets identified the player as Armstrong. He and the Raiders declined comment.

The sheriff and prosecutor have agreed that the player’s behavior was not a malicious act but still created an unnecessary security risk. The dog had to be taken out of service after the incident.

The district attorney plans to talk with authorities in California to determine the best response.

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A look at the highs and many lows in the first half of the season for the Cleveland Browns and what to expect in the second half:

Midseason MVP: Gary Barnidge has always been a dependable player who comes through when asked. This season, he has emerged as a standout. Barnidge ranked among the league leaders for tight ends in receptions, yards and touchdowns in the first half. He also was the Browns’ only true red zone weapon. Barnidge caught a TD pass in six of the team’s first nine games, and he had 100 yards in three of them. Barnidge’s play isn’t a total surprise, but his production has exceeded the hopes of anybody worried about the departure of Jordan Cameron via free agency.

Best moment: Late in the Tennessee game in Week 2, the Titans were threatening to get back in the game. Tennessee had cut a 21-0 deficit to 21-14. But Johnny Manziel(Johnny Manziel Jersey) dropped back, escaped a rush and found Travis Benjamin for a 50-yard touchdown pass that sealed the win. Manziel had his first win as a Browns starter, and his many fans had a game and play to epitomize their future hopes for Manziel. The team went back to Josh McCown as the starter the next weekend, but the excitement of that play at home lingers.

Worst moment: This happened off the field when Manziel and his girlfriend Colleen Crowley got into an argument while Manziel was driving. The incident wound up being reported to police via 911 calls. Though no charges were filed, the situation came after the Browns had shown a lot of faith and trust in Manziel following his 10-week stay in rehab in the offseason. The team minimized what happened; the league investigated. Instead of going through the 2015 season issue-free, Manziel had an off-field incident that raised questions about his judgment.

What’s the future?: The Browns lost their last five games of 2014 and then started the first half of 2015 2-7 — that’s 12 losses in 14 games over the two seasons. Prior to this season, owner Jimmy Haslam promised he would not make major changes even if the Browns struggled. Losing, though, tests everyone’s patience, especially when four first-round draft picks from the past two years are making minimal contributions. If the struggles continue, many will wonder if the Browns are headed for another upheaval, something Haslam definitely does not want.

Key to second half: The Browns aren’t going to win all eight, or even seven-of-eight, to make a playoff push. The team has major needs at receiver, running back and on defense, where the run defense has been worse than a year ago despite a major commitment to improve it this season. A team’s roster can’t be overhauled during the season, so the Browns have to find something within themselves to turn things around. The easiest argument to make is for the team to find out what they have in Manziel. Playing him would show whether the team can count on him in the future or if they need to keep searching for that elusive franchise quarterback. Staying in limbo only sets the team back another year if Manziel does not turn out to be the team’s long-term answer. But if they do that they’re about development, and if Manziel does not develop, will Jimmy Haslam live up to his preseason promise he was not going to “blow it up” after the season?

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NEW YORK — Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said star guard Kobe Bryant(Kobe Bryant Jersey) recently told him for the first time that this could be his final season.

Scott said the conversation took place in the past few days and was about a different subject, which Scott declined to disclose, but he said it was during that talk that Bryant revealed that he might retire after the 2015-16 campaign, his 20th with the Lakers.

“That’s the first time that he hinted to me that this might be his last year,” Scott said Sunday before the Lakers faced the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Bryant maintained after the game that he has made no decisions about his future and will do so after this season. When asked what will go into that decision, he said it’s “just desire, if i want to put my body through it again and continue to play.”

Scott said he expects Bryant to start play both games of an upcoming back-to-back set Tuesday in Miami and then Wednesday in Orlando because, as Scott said, Bryant told him, ” ‘Coach, again, this might be my last year, so if possible, I would like to try to play every game.’ ”

Scott added, “I’m with that with him and we’ll see how it plays out.”

The 37-year-old Bryant is in the final year of his contract with the Lakers and has said all along that this could be his final season, though he hasn’t yet committed to retiring at the end of it.

On Saturday, Bryant said: “If you asked me today, this would be my last year. But you never know. We’ll keep it open. Whatever happens, happens.”