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7hMike Triplett

Fantasy fallout: Don't fear Antonio Brown's history without Big Ben

Can Steelers WR Antonio Brown still be a fantasy stud even without Ben Roethlisberger? See where NFL Nation stands on this and other fantasy issues.

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12hKevin Seifert

Scouting the NFL's Week 7 officiating crews

From Jeff Triplette's pre-snap movement calls to Walt Coleman's lack of throwing the flag, Kevin Seifert reveals trends for all 17 officiating crews.

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1dBill Barnwell

Blame Grigson, not Luck, for Colts' mess

"When you pay Andrew what we did, it's going to take some time to build on the other side of the ball," said Colts GM Ryan Grigson, who has had plenty of time and not much to show for it in Indy.

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Football Kit Mashups: From A to Zenit

Football. And football. Same name, two totally different sports. But one thing they do have in common is iconic uniforms that help shape team identities. With the club season in full swing (and amid international break monotony), we had some fun.


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints waived rookie QB Joe Callahan Saturday, one week after claiming him off waivers from the Packers. They promoted DE Chris McCain from the practice squad to replace him. It's possible the Saints could try to bring Callahan back to their practice squad if another team doesn't claim him. However, he could sign with any practice squad he wants -- meaning he could opt to return to Green Bay if invited.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

With outside linebacker Jerry Attaochu ruled out with an ankle issue, Chargers promote outside linebacker Chris Landrum. To make room on active roster, Chargers waived cornerback Pierre Desir.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have promoted wide receiver Freddie Marino to the active roster and waived Donteea Dye. As head coach Dirk Koetter said Friday, Dye is not ready yet. Not in football-playing shape right now after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have placed LB Erin Henderson on the non-football injury/illness list. The team did not disclose the reason. It means they will be down two linebackers tomorrow, as rookie Darron Lee (ankle) already has been ruled out. The Jets also placed TE Braedon Bowman (torn ACL) on injured reserve. To replace them on the roster, the Jets signed LBs Victor Ochi and LB Julian Stanford from the practice squad.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) out this week, the Niners added to their RB depth on Saturday, promoting DuJuan Harris from the practice squad to active roster. To make room for Harris, the 49ers released DT Taylor Hart. Harris will back up Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LB Jamie Collins, who missed last Sunday's game with a hip injury, has made the trip to Pittsburgh today.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter told Alex Marvez on Sirius XM NFL radio today that Cecil Shorts III will be starting in Vincent Jackson's place against the 49ers.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking of Kevin Johnson, the Texans just announced that they put the cornerback on injured reserve and activated safety Lonnie Ballentine from the PUP list. Ballentine injured his knee a year ago. He said this week he isn't sure when he will play and that when he returns is "the coach's decision."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have ruled out safety Quintin Demps (calf), inside linebacker Brian Peters (quad) and Jonathan Grimes (ankle) for Monday's game against the Broncos. Cornerback Kevin Johnson has also been ruled out, but he broke his foot on Sunday and is likely done for the season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Kubiak also said after Saturday's Broncos practice that DeMarcus Ware went through a workout in the team's indoor complex earlier in the day and that Ware should return to practice next week. Ware has not played since fracturing his forearm in Broncos' Week 2 win over the Colts.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said after Saturday's practice tackle Russell Okung and wide receiver Cody Latimer both practiced and both were scheduled to be examined again Saturday afternoon in concussion protocol. Kubiak said the expectation was both players, barring an unexpected issue, would be able to play Monday night against the Texans.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

At Broncos practice Saturday all players were on the field and participating, except linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Coach Gary Kubiak said yesterday there was a chance Ware would participate in practice this week so Ware could be on field for team's work on Sunday. Ware hasn't played since he fractured his forearm in Broncos' Week 2 win over the Colts. Ware said earlier this week he's "really close" to coming back.