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3hDan Graziano

Forget the on-field product: The NFL in London is working

A casual NFL observer can look at the London series and conclude that it has gone stale, but the league is committed to growing the game internationally, and the audience is growing.

Stephen A. calls Rex Ryan 'mentally weak' (1:46)
Is Lewis' job on the line if Bengals lose to Dolphins? (1:30)
Garrett won't excuse Dez Bryant's actions (0:38)
NFL 60-second preview for Week 4 (1:03)
How does Bryant being absent from team facilities impact Cowboys? (2:02)
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2hJordan Raanan

Is Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. a distraction?

Odell Beckham Jr.'s sideline antics in the fourth quarter could amount to a distraction, but Giants teammates don't seem overly concerned.

Playoff predictor likes Wentz-led Eagles (0:58)
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1dJohn Clayton

NFL executives predict Jay Cutler's future

The clock is ticking on Jay Cutler's time in Chicago. The Bears can release the QB this offseason with minimal impact on their future cap. They don't, however, have a ready-made replacement.

Billick raves about Vikings' great defense (1:28)
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1dBill Barnwell

Breakout picks from small-sample-size studs

Lions RB Theo Riddick and Broncos pass-rusher Shane Ray have shined in limited snaps. Which other part-time standouts could grow into larger roles? Bill Barnwell breaks it down.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley walked through locker room without a protective boot. He was wearing one Wednesday. He declined to talk to reporters.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

No sign of tight end Luke Stocker (ankle) here at Bucs practice. Also no Doug Martin (hamstring), Cecil Shorts (hamstring) or Robert Ayers (ankle). Center Joe Hawley (ankle) is back though.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Braxton Miller did not practice today, but was rehabbing on the side of the field. He injured his hamstring against the Chiefs in Week 2. ILB Brian Cushing (knee) and LT Duane Brown (torn quadriceps) were out of the field again. Cushing said there is a "possibility" that he will play on Sunday against the Titans.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie receiver Josh Doctson remains on the sidelines today. That's Doctson in the background in the gray shirt. He's still bothered by his Achilles.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson is wearing his helmet and looks like he'll participate in individual drills though he has yet to do so.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil confirms he will make his 2016 debut Sunday against Raiders after Terrell Suggs announced the day before. "I'm excited to get in front of our fans," said Dumervil, who has been sidelined by a foot injury.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

With rainy weather again today the Redskins are practicing in their bubble today. It's the first time we've been inside the bubble since the other one was deflated in the winter and rebuilt in the spring.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell was asked how much consideration he's given to placing DeAndre Levy or Ezekiel Ansah on injured reserve. Caldwell: "Check the report." Unfortunately, the report doesn't tell us that.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is missing his second straight day of practice with back tightness. He is doing resistance training off to the side. He did not play last week vs. Chicago but the team has hope he can play Sunday at San Francisco.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

OL Alvin Bailey was granted a continuance in his OVI case. Bailey's court date for the OVI and other misdemeanor drug charges was moved to Oct. 6 at 9 a.m.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said calling Golden Tate a No. 2 WR is "not accurate." Said he doesn't define his receivers.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end Robert Ayers is still not practicing. As I noted yesterday, he does have the cast off his ankle, which is encouraging.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Spoke with a couple Lions players with NY/NJ ties today. They said they didn't believe they had any family or friends affected by the Hoboken train crash, but they were still checking on all of their people.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals activated Vontaze Burfict to the 53-man roster. LB Trevor Roach was waived to free up a roster spot.