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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the Jets' No. 2 QB for at least "a couple of weeks," per Todd Bowles said. He said there's no plan to play rookie Christian Hackenberg. "Not unless Bryce (Petty) gets hurt," Bowles said. "I do not see him getting any playing time." He said it would be "a disservice to the kid" because Hackenberg hasn't had any practice reps other than scout team. Bowles didn't rule out the possibility of Hackenberg dressing for a game late in the year.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jalen Richard looks the ball in during a quick reaction drill.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Racquel Smith crying after saying the family moved away from New Orleans. She said the kids "miss their city, they miss their home, they miss their dad." When the assistant DA asked her how she told the children, someone in the courtroom made a negative comment and the judge asked them to be removed from the courtroom if they could be identified.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a helmet-free zone today at Raiders practice, where Derek Carr is now wearing a glove on his non-throwing hand.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Racquel Smith detailed shooting, saying she heard "pop-pop," not knowing at first that she had been shot in the legs until she felt burning. She doesn't know how she made it to other side of the car, then she "played dead" not knowing if the shooter would come after her again. Then she heard "pop-pop-pop-pop-pop," not knowing who was being shot. Then she says she heard a man yelling, "You want to f-in' show off for the white boy. Look at you now." She said the voice was "loud, angry, evil." She said, "my worst nightmare happened. For no reason."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Racquel Smith talks directly to accused killer Cardell Hayes, saying he didn't have any reason to do that to her baby. "And you know it! Or to me. I didn't do you anything."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said today he decided two or three weeks ago to start Bryce Petty for the final four games. For weeks, he stuck with Ryan Fitzpatrick because he felt Fitzpatrick gave them the best chance to win. And now? "Just trying to win and just trying to see what I have at quarterback with Bryce," he said.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Racquel Smith details the events that led up to her husband being shot, said they realized Cardell Hayes' car was following them and were scared after they were hit from behind and glass shattered. She said Smith and acquaintance Richard Hernandez got out of the car and began arguing with Hayes and his passenger -- loud and cursing. She said she went to her husband to calm him down, told everyone they have kids, they're not like this, he was Will Smith and they would take care of it. Racquel said she implored Will to calm down and think of their three children and walk away, and she said Will looked her in the eyes and they did walk away together.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Racquel Smith explained that her husband Will Smith normally kept his gun in the glove compartment. But on the day he was shot, he had decided not to bring his gun with him to the French Quarter festival and quickly reached in the driver's side door to put his gun back in the car. ... The state said earlier that Smith's gun was found wedged between the seat and the console -- not in the glove compartment.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce the re-signing of DE Malliciah Goodman to the active roster and the promotion of OL Kevin Graf to the active roster. Team releases DL Cliff Matthews and C Trevor Robinson. Goodman the team's fourth round pick out of Clemson in 2013. Falcons still need bodies at defensive end with Adrian Clayborn recovering from knee surgery. Matthews got some looks vs. Chiefs but now it out of a job.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Racquel Smith said one of the defense attorneys mentioned the jury will feel sympathy for her. She said, "I don't want sympathy, I want justice." She said her late husband Will Smith is not here today and she is his "voice."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans add LB J.R. Tavai to practice squad.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Smith's widow Racquel, who was shot in the legs the night Smith was killed, is called to the stand on first day of testimony in Cardell Hayes murder trial.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals signed P Matt Wile to their practice squad today and released LB Reshard Cliett. Wile punted against Arizona two weeks ago with the Falcons and averaged 58 yards on two punts. He was brought in to compete with Drew Butler, whose distance has been an issue this season.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants signed DE Jordan Williams to the practice squad. He's spent time with the Dolphins and Jets.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin not concerned with Le'Veon Bell's recent fumbling (four in last six games) because of his successful body of work in this area (one fumble in first 38 NFL games).