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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

No Washington Redskins players sitting during the National Anthem at Raymond James Stadium tonight.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No players sitting. No players for the Redskins were sitting either. It was a topic discussed quite a bit leaguewide this week after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem to protest the treatment of black citizens in America.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins running back Rob Kelley, an undrafted free agent, continues to prove he belongs. On Washington's opening series vs. Tampa Bay, Kelley received excellent blocking. But he also made decisive cuts and showed excellent vision. There were two times he avoided negative carries for these reasons. He knows how to run the ball.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight will be a good chance for rookie quarterback Nate Sudfeld to show more of what he can do. The Redskins do have people in the building who believe he can develop into a starter. He's had an inconsistent summer, but has size and a good arm. It's hard to imagine the Redskins risking him by trying to sneak him onto the practice squad.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a crowd shot just minutes before kickoff at Raymond James Stadium where the Bucs and Redskins are about to play. Very wet and rainy. All fans in ponchos. Looks like they're still gonna go with the pyro.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints placed CB Damian Swann on injured reserve Wednesday with an injury that ESPN's Adam Caplan reported was in the abductor area (but won't require surgery). Swann is not eligible to be designated for return this season since he was placed on IR before Week 1. Swann had a promising rookie year in 2015 that was cut short by concussions, but he struggled to progress this summer, partly due to injuries. The Saints replaced Swann by re-signing DT C.J. Wilson, one day after releasing him. Their signing of DE Paul Kruger is not official yet.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Bills RB Karlos Williams, who worked out for Jets, also recently worked out for Steelers, per source. Williams getting back in shape.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison responds to the Al-Jazeera ruling in Harrison-sequel fashion.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A look inside Raymond James Stadium with a little over an hour until kickoff. Steady drizzle falling. Two Bucs receivers are out running routes while Roberto Aguayo is warming up kicks. Redskins working on snapping the wet ball.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what Raymond James Stadium looks like 90 min before kickoff. Some minor flooding in some of the grass parking lots. Judging by how easy it was to get here, not expecting a lot of fans tonight.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Some notable Bucs players who ARE playing tonight against the Redskins: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jacquies Smith, Alterraun Verner, Johnthan Banks and Josh Robinson. Mike Glennon will start at quarterback.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers worked out rookie long snapper Ryan DiSalvo on Wednesday. He was released by the Dolphins earlier this week.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Three injured Jets waived yesterday -- S Dion Bailey, DE Jake Ceresna and RB Romar Morris -- cleared waivers and go on Jets' IR.