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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Rookie RB Paul Perkins is ACTIVE for the Giants for the first time. Not a Week 3 fantasy play but I'd love to see him get some work; he's a good long term stash.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Even the New England Patriots are uncertain who will be starting at quarterback next Sunday vs. the Buffalo Bills. But as they return to work today after Thursday night's startling shutout win over the Texans, the Patriots are hopeful and confident that they will have at least one, and possibly two of their quarterbacks available for their last game until Tom Brady's suspension is over, according to team sources. The Patriots want to see how Jimmy Garappolo is faring with his sprained AC joint, but they felt he "definitely is making progress" over the weekend. They also want to see how Jacoby Brissett responds to his thumb injury, but because he injured it in the third quarter and was able to play the rest of the game, the Patriots think there's a realistic chance Brissett will be available next Sunday as well. But as one Patriots source described it, there's a decent chance they'll have at least one of those quarterbacks available next Sunday, a chance that both will be ready next Sunday, and a much lesser chance that neither quarterback will be ready for next Sunday. Should that happen, the Patriots would have to sign a quarterback by Monday to begin preparing and T.J. Yates, who visited New England last week, would figure to be an ideal candidate. But if the Patriots don't make a move at quarterback by Monday, they will be expecting at least one of their quarterbacks to be ready for the Bills.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is gambling today by playing in Carolina while his wife Jordan is expecting twin girls on Oct. 7. Jordan Rudolph went to the doctor Wednesday for her weekly checkup and said the twins "could come any day now". Now that Rudolph has made it to Carolina, Jordan and he are on the clock, hoping she can hold off. If Jordan goes into labor today, then doctors are hoping to prolong labor as long as possible until Rudolph could get home from Carolina. "And yes," Rudolph DMd this week, "she's way tougher than me."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

And n case you missed it, Titans tight end Delanie Walker is inactive for Tennessee.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

There's already a Brian Price jersey (a relative perhaps?) at Lambeau. The Packers' undrafted rookie, promoted from the practice this week, is active and will be needed on the defensive line with Letroy Guion and Datone Jones inactive for today's game against the Lions.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Receiver Josh Doctson is a bit surprising as an inactive but he was limited because of the Achilles again this week. That has to be concerning for the Redskins after he missed all of the spring workouts and training camp because of this issue. Doctson caught one pass for 57 yards in the first two games. He was more of a red zone target.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Inactives: RB Jonathan Stewart, WR Damiere Byrd, CB Teddy Williams, LB Jeremy Cash, OL Tyler Larsen, DE Ryan Delaire, WR Brenton Berson.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie Kenyan Drake, third-round pick from Alabama, gets the start at running back for the Dolphins with Arian Foster out.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders inactives: QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, CB Antonio Hamilton, OT Matt McCants, OT Austin Howard, TE Mychal Rivera. Again, this should be the last time the Raiders may need only six inactives with a 52-man roster. Fullback Marcel Reece is eligible to be reinstated from suspension this week.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals RB David Johnson hasn't become one of the best receiving running backs in NFL by accident. His pregame routine is similar to future Hall of Fame wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald's.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

New Bills OC Anthony Lynn has a tall, tall task ahead of him today. No Sammy Watkins or Cordy Glenn for Bills' offense against Cardinals.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins inactives: QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Josh Doctson, CB Kendall Fuller, LB Martrell Spaight, DE Anthony Lanier II, G Arie Kouandjio and DE Kendall Reyes.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins inactives: WR Justin Hunter, CB Jordan Lucas, RB Arian Foster, LB Spencer Paysinger, C Mike Pouncey, OG Dallas Thomas, DE Terrence Fede

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

This guy won't forget Chris Johnson's 2,000-yard season in Tennessee anytime soon.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions once again decline to announce lineup changes. But figure you'll see a lot of Kerry Hyder & Wallace Gilberry for Ezekiel Ansah; Kyle Van Noy for DeAndre Levy.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Rashad Jennings officially inactive. Expect Shane Vereen/Orleans Darkwa timeshare. RBs Paul Perkins and Bobby Rainey also active. RT Marshall Newhouse, S Darian Thompson, QB Josh Johnson, WR Roger Lewis, DTs Robert Thomas and Montori Hughes inactive.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans have to be able to throw against Raiders shaky defense even without Delanie Walker. Marcus Mariota is without two guys he has great comfort with in Walker and Kendall Wright. I expect targets for Tajae Sharpe and DeMarco Murray.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson warms up. There's little doubt he wants to show corner Janoris Jenkins he's more than a deep-ball receiver. In fact, his two longest pass plays this season have come on underneath crossing routes.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

With Evan Mathis out and Earl Watford starting at RG, rookie G Cole Toner is active for the first time in his career.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens haven't won in Jacksonville since 2001, when Elvis Grbac led them to a comeback victory. In Ravens' last two trips to Jacksonville, they've scored a total of 10 points.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordy Nelson among the Packers out early going through warmups. This is Nelson's first game at Lambeau Field since 2014.