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Fantasy predictions for every Week 7 matchup

Will this be the week Patriots WR Julian Edelman breaks through? Will Geno Smith's promotion affect Brandon Marshall's production? NFL Nation reporters give their insights for each Week 7 game.

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21hKevin 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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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.


Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Cardinals' QB Carson Palmer, listed as questionable with hamstring, will start tonight vs Seattle, per source.

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Bills' RB LeSean McCoy, listed as questionable with hamstring, is expected to play today but could be on 25-35 play pitch count, per source.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

*Chargers' WR Travis Benjamin, listed as questionable with knee injury, is expected to play today vs. Falcons, per source.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Ravens' QB Joe Flacco, listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, is expected to start today vs Jets, per source.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Projecting the Jets' inactives for tomorrow: LB Darron Lee (injured), RT Brent Qvale (injured), QB Bryce Petty, QB Christian Hackenberg, WR Jeremy Butler, CB Nick Marshall, LB Victor Ochi. Tough call on DE Muhammad Wilkerson, who is questionable with an ankle injury. It wouldn't shock me if he's inactive, but they can carry him on the 46 without a problem. Todd Bowles said Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the No. 2 QB.

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.