The Denver Broncos will be without linebacker D.J. Williams until mid-November after the NFL added three games to his suspension Friday.

Williams was punished for violating the league's substance abuse policy after his conviction in August of driving while ability impaired.

He already was serving a six-game suspension to start the season for violating the league's banned-substances policy after the NFL said he supplied a "nonhuman" urine sample during a drug test.

Williams, the team's leading tackler in four of the last five seasons, won't be eligible to return to the Broncos until Nov. 12.

Williams is a former De La Salle High star.

Titans: The NFL is reviewing comments made by defensive coordinator Jerry Gray in which he said his players need to perform with a reckless abandon and not fret about consequences, according to a league source.

"(Defensive players) have to say, 'This is my territory between the numbers, and if you throw the football you better bring the Gator truck.' And that's how you have to play," Gray told The Tennessean.

The Gator is a vehicle teams use to take injured players off the field.

Johnson arrested: Former NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested early Friday at a Las Vegas Strip resort after an ex-girlfriend told police he choked her into unconsciousness and left her in her underwear in a hotel hallway.

Larry Alphonso Johnson Jr., 32, was being held on $15,000 bail at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance on a domestic violence-strangulation charge that could get him a minimum of two years in state prison if he is convicted.

Rams: Running Steven Jackson can void the final year of his contract after this season in a compromise after talks fell through on a long-term extension.

Jackson has seven straight 1,000-yard seasons, the longest active streak in the NFL. He's making $7 million this season and would make $7 million in 2013, too, and must notify the team by early February if he wants to void the deal.

  • Wide receiver Danny Amendola is expected to miss about six weeks with an injury to his collarbone, a league source told ESPN.

    Amendola, injured in Thursday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, suffered what the team believes is a sternoclavicular joint separation.

    Packers: Coach Mike McCarthy said he called the replacement referee who made the call on a final play that cost Green Bay a game against Seattle to offer his support.

    "I felt the phone call was the right thing to do. That's why I made it," McCarthy told Newsradio 620 WTMJ.

    A pass in the end zone that appeared to be intercepted by the Packers was ruled a touchdown, giving the Seahawks a 14-12 win on Sept. 24. Referee Wayne Elliott didn't make the call, but he reviewed the play and let the ruling stand.

    Elliott revealed the call in an interview shown Wednesday on Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

    Fines: Linebackers Chad Greenway of Minnesota and Brandon Spikes of New England were fined $21,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness in games last weekend.

    Greenway struck Lions receiver Calvin Johnson in the head and neck area in last Sunday's victory over Detroit. He apologized to Johnson afterward.

    Spikes used an illegal blindside block during an interception return, hitting Bills tight end Scott Chandler, who left the game with a head injury. No penalty was called.

    ESPN.com contributed to this report.