Baltimore Ravens quarterback #Joe Flacco is feeling better after he was diagnosed with a concussion following a hit from linebacker Kiko Alonso in the second quarter of their 40-0 rout of the Miami Dolphins Thursday night. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that Flacco told friends via text messages that he’s “feeling a little better." However, Flacco needs to be cleared of any concussion symptoms before he’s allowed to play. Flacco was hit by a vicious blow from Alonzo after sliding at the end of a nine-yard scramble. The hit knocked the helmet off Flacco [VIDEO] while Alonso was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play. Flacco did not return to the game after going to the locker room for testing.

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Aside from the concussion, Ravens coach John Harbaugh revealed that Flacco also sustained a cut to his ear that required stitches.

Before the injury, Flacco completed 10-of-15 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. This season, Flacco has completed 153-of-239 throws for 1,290 yards and six touchdowns, with eight interceptions. Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett came in relief of Flacco, completing 3-of-7 passes for 20 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens also returned two interceptions for touchdowns and tallied another score on a fumble recovery.

Redskins cornerback to return vs. Cowboys

According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, Washington Redskins cornerback #Josh Norman will play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Norman did not play in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday due to a rib injury [VIDEO].

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Officially, Norman is listed as questionable but Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the cornerback looks like he’s going to be fine come Sunday. Without Norman, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns. Also, Gruden reported that the team placed linebacker Mason Foster on injured reserve due to a torn labrum, while tackle Ty Nsekhe and center Spencer Long will not play against the Cowboys due to a core muscle and quad injuries, respectively. Several members of the Redskins’ offensive line are also questionable, including Bashaud Breeland, Tyler Catalina, Deshazor Everett, and Trent Williams.

Bengals linebacker fined for kick

The NFL has slapped a $12,154 fine on Cincinnati Bengals linebacker #Vontaze Burfict for kicking Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix. This was not the first time that Burfict was fined for unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct against the Steelers. In 2015, Burfict was suspended three games for his hard hit on a defenseless Antonio Brown.