Testaverde was signed a week ago when Chad Pennington went out for the season with another torn rotator cuff. Lions’ Rogers officially suspended: Detroit wide receiver Charles Rogers was suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the latest setback in his injury-plagued career. The announcement came in a two-sentence statement from the league. Vinny Testaverde was named the New York Jets’ staring quarterback by coach Herman Edwards on Wednesday, a move the desperate Jets hope can spark their floundering offense. His first start comes Sunday against Tampa Bay, the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 1987. When the 42-year-old takes the field, he will be the fourth-oldest quarterback to start a game in the Super Bowl era, behind Steve DeBerg, Warren Moon and Doug Flutie. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Martz has heart infection: St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz has an infection of the heart that will require treatment with antibiotics and keep him out of practice for a couple of days. The 54-year-old Martz said doctors believe he has endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the heart’s inner lining or the heart valve. Also: Philadelphia safety Brian Dawkins and middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter sat out practice, but neither is expected to miss Sunday’s game at Dallas. Both are listed as questionable. … Seattle starting wide receivers Bobby Engram (ribs) and Darrell Jackson (knee bruise) were both listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game at St. Louis. The Seahawks also signed veteran punter Tom Rouen and released Leo Araguz. … The Rams signed tight end Cam Cleeland to replace Roland Williams, who tore ligaments in his right knee in Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants … The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb on injured reserve. Stinchcomb was inactive in all four games this season with an injured back and will miss the season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!