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Tue Nov 4, 2014 7:51pm EST
 
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(The Sports Xchange) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson entered a no-contest plea Tuesday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault and avoided jail time in his felony child abuse case.

Peterson received probation, 80 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine as part of the agreement. He appeared in a Montgomery County, Texas, courthouse before Judge Kelly Case.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without injured safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker Ryan Shazier for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Polamalu sprained his right knee in the second quarter of the Steelers' 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night when he got caught underneath Ravens running back Justin Forsett on a tackle by Steelers teammate Stephon Tuitt.

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The Indianapolis Colts activated defensive back LaRon Landry off the suspended list after he sat out four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

The 30-year-old Landry has 23 tackles in four games this season. He's in his second season with the Colts after spending five years with the Washington Redskins and one with the New York Jets, totaling 583 career tackles and six interceptions.

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Nov 2, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (43) suffers a sprained left knee as linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) looks on (94) against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports