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4hDan 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.

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Schlereth incredulous over Bryant's selfish actions (1:37)
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Russillo says Sherman is doing a 'disservice to his player's union' (2:33)
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NFL 60-second preview for Week 4 (1:03)
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Garrett won't excuse Dez Bryant's actions (0:38)
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How does Bryant being absent from team facilities impact Cowboys? (2:02)
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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.

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Stephen A. calls Rex Ryan 'mentally weak' (1:46)
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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.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CB Darrelle Revis didn't mince words when asked about the importance of Sunday's game against the Seahawks: "It's a must-win for us."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CB Darrelle Revis got snippy when asked about Seahawks CB Richard Sherman. Years ago, they got into a Twitter war. "We're not going there," he said. Pressed, he refused to talk about Sherman. "Seahawks offense (only)," he said, bristling.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Mularkey is not with the Titans today as he attends to a personal matter.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos tight end Virgil Green and tackle Donald Stephenson not practicing today because each has a calf injury, but both players are on the field. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has said Green is ahead of Stephenson in terms of recovery, but both players still look like they will need significant improvement to be ready to play. Kubiak said Ty Sambrailo would start at right tackle Sunday if Stephenson cannot play.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says Sammy Watkins (foot) is unlikely to practice Friday after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday. However, team is "hopeful" he travels to New England. Status for Sunday's game is still up in the air.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

No great surprise, but Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is not expected to play Sunday vs 49ers, per source.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan responds to New England reporters on conference call Wednesday who questioned his self-applied label of being an "above average" coach. "Let's face it. We're here in Buffalo. Nobody likes anything in Boston."

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Boone, Zach Line, David Morgan and Sharrif Floyd aren't practicing for the Vikings as they begin their work week before Monday night's game against the Giants.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Here's the plan tonight for Vontaze Burfict: I'm told both Burfict and LB Vinny Rey will have helmets outfitted with radio transmitters. Burfict will play mostly on early downs. Rey will replace him in nickel. My understanding is only one headset is allowed on the field at a time so Burfict and Rey will not be allowed to be on the field together.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Some Titans DB hoops. Kalan Reed in blue, LeShaun Sims in green. Curtis Riley in black

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The quality of opposing quarterbacks is about to go way up for the Chiefs.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin felt like he "skipped a game" when he didn't get any catches against Minnesota on Sunday. He's determined not to let that happen again.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

One more note: I, and others, did not see corner Josh Norman during the open portion of the Redskins' practice. We'll have an update after practice when coach Jay Gruden addresses the media at 2:45 p.m. ET.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says Giants cross-trained players, used some offensive guys on defense just in case. Said 'never say never' about Odell Beckham Jr. at safety.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

New Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he's grateful for the opportunity with the Jets. He declined to comment on his DUI arrest or the embarrassing police video. He said Todd Bowles told him what is expected. He declined to specify but it seems clear: Zero tolerance.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

This week, expect to see more of rookie Noah Spence, whose strength is rushing the passer. The Broncos show a lot of 11 personnel (one running back, one tight end, three wide receivers). Last week, the Rams showed a lot more 21 personnel (two running backs, a tight end and two wide receivers) which meant DaVonte Lambert, whose strength is stuffing the run, saw 78 percent snaps (51) vs Spence's 18 percent (12).