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3hJohn 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.

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Belichick indifferent to Rex Ryan's antics (0:38)
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3hBill 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.

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McShay calls Watt's workout regimen that of a 'meathead' (1:32)
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Bradford trade delivers on the playoff predictor (0:58)
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1hESPN Analytics

Updated Total QBR rankings entering Week 4 of the NFL season

Several factors can paint a picture of how well a QB is playing, but until now, the opposing defense's strength hasn't been part of the Total QBR equation. ESPN's new metrics change that.

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Gruden says playing Watt would be a tough call (1:11)
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Did Watt come back too soon? (1:54)
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1dTim Fiorvanti

Latest Super Bowl LI odds

Chalk presents the latest odds for every NFL team to win Super Bowl LI, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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23hDan Graziano

What we learned, and didn't learn, in Week 3

Ryan Fitzpatrick's six-interception day masked other issues. Did the Jets peak last year? Meanwhile, what's Jared Goff thinking about while other rookie QBs star? Here are Week 3's lessons.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt Patulski was the No. 1 overall pick in 1972 by Buffalo, earning him a square on the wall of all-time players in the Bills' facility. Rex Ryan pulled his name out of obscurity today.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

No Ezekiel Ansah, DeAndre Levy, Eric Ebron, Antwione Williams and Wallace Gilberry did not participate in the open portion of Lions practice on Wednesday. Safety Tavon Wilson, who injured Sunday, was back at practice.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

With the forecast of 90 degrees, with a 60 percent chance of an afternoon storm in Tampa Sunday, the Broncos wide receivers were using footballs sprayed with water in drills during practice today.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

At Broncos practice today tackle Donald Stephenson (calf) and tight end (calf) Virgil Green were not on the field. Gary Kubiak said earlier this week both players are "day to day" and that Green was "a little ahead" toward a return.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says stay tuned on whether he will wear for pre-game warmups more T-Shirts with a Martin Luther King quote like the one he wore on Sunday. That one said: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles talks about trying to play better, which in turn will make the offense better.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was asked about the departure of Austin Seferian-Jenkins. "I know I was hurt because we spent so much time in the offseason just working. But I know Austin is going to grow up and Austin is going to do an amazing job in New York. I mean, he is an outstanding player. I'm excited for his future. Sometimes you fall down, bounce back and that's just life."

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Mohamed Sanu just an observer today coming off shoulder injury but expected to play vs. Panthers Sunday.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Light practice for Falcons coming off Monday night game, but Julio Jones participating

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said that Carolina was winning last year blew under the rug some of the mistakes the team made when it went 15-1 during the regular season. Says the 1-2 start to this season has been frustrating.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he has to do a better job of getting the ball out of his hands. That will reduce the sacks.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is back sitting among the media.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Arizona Cardinals announced they signed LS Aaron Brewer, P Ryan Quigley and LB Joplo Bartu.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert was so unhappy with the recent service he got from Motion Lab Tuning that he paid the $3,900 bill in coins and waged a war against the company on social media. Now he is getting calls to do interviews with TMZ.

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (elbow), DE Dante Fowler (shoulder), DE Jared Odrick (triceps) among players not practicing Wednesday. C Brandon Linder (knee), RB Chris Ivory (knee/ankle), CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) are working.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Anthony Johnson cleared waivers and signed with the Patriots' practice squad. To make room for him, the club released OL Ian Silberman. Johnson had opportunities on the practice squad of other teams but said "loyalty" was one reason he came back to New England.

Brian Franey ESPN 

Terrell Suggs on facing so many mobile QBs:'"There ain't no more Drew Bledsoes that just stood there and take it like a man, God bless him...he just liked to sit in there and he waited for his guys to get open which gave us a lot more time. So we're thankful for Drew Bledsoe."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Eric Decker wasn't seen during the open portion of practice. He missed some practice time last week with a shoulder injury, but wound up playing every snap on Sunday. KR/PR Jalin Marshall (shoulder) is present, but not practicing. WR Brandon Marshall (knee) is on the field and likely will practice. LB Erin Henderson (foot) appears ready to return to practice.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing for the Bucs today: RB Doug Martin (hamstring), DE Robert Ayers (ankle), TE Luke Stocker (ankle), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring).

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

#Saints G Senio Kelemete (hamstring) iffy for this week, but is expected to be ready to play after Week 5 bye, source said.

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

JJ Watt on IR with re-injury of same disk in his back for which he underwent surgery on July 22, per source. He's seeking a second opinion

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end Robert Ayers does not have a cast on his ankle anymore but he is not practicing with the defensive linemen today.