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Josh Brown added to commissioner's exempt list; what does it mean?

What is the exempt list exactly? What can -- and can't -- a player do on paid leave? What's next for Brown? Kevin Seifert has answers.

Giants 'condoning domestic violence' by keeping Brown (1:39)
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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.

Woody credits McCarthy for Packers' win over Bears (2:02)
Stephen A. mashup: 'Cowboys are an accident waiting to happen' (1:06)
Jalen & Jacoby: Why are NFL ratings down? (1:10)
Matthew Berry's Pryor warning (1:31)
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Answering Week 7's biggest fantasy questions

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi and Lions WR Golden Tate each had eye-popping fantasy stats in Week 6. Were those fluke performances or are they destined to be repeated? NFL Nation reporters weigh in.

The science behind Week 7's fantasy players (2:21)
Kendricks brothers look forward to facing each other (1:42)
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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Life will soon change for Chiefs RB Spencer Ware


Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams noted that the Giants are "very good run after catch" (tied for fourth best in the NFL, actually). Rams struggled with that in a 31-28 loss to the Lions. "We've got to do a good job tackling," Williams said. "I don't think we tackled well last week as we normally do."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury report: Nine questionable players – TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Jamie Collins (hip), WR Julian Edelman (foot), DT Woodrow Hamilton (shoulder), DE Shea McClellin (concussion), WR Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and DT Vincent Valentine (back). Of the group, Collins' status is most notable as he also missed last Sunday's game.

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Lions ruled out TE Eric Ebron (ankle/knee), LB DeAndre Levy (knee/quad), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder), RB Theo Riddick (ankle).

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Running back Latavius Murray and right tackle Menelik Watson were both officially listed as QUESTIONABLE to play by the Raiders on Friday for Sunday's game at Jacksonville. None of the eight players listed on the team's injury report this week were ruled OUT, and rookie right tackle Vadal Alexander was the only player listed as being DOUBTFUL to play.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Riddick, Eric Ebron, DeAndre Levy, Haloti Ngata all starters that are OUT for Detroit on Sunday.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston Oilers founding owner Bud Adams, who moved the team to Nashville where it became the Tennessee Titans, died three years ago today.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR John Brown was diagnosed with a "sickle cell trait" from a blood test taken Thursday, coach Bruce Arians said Friday. Brown had been experiencing pain in his legs that was initially diagnosed as sore hamstrings. But after imaging didn't show any issues with Brown's hamstrings, the team gave him a blood test. His status for Sunday night's game is unknown at this point, Arians said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas' Justin Durant was fined $9,115 for his facemask on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers last Sunday.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham was fined $24,309 for unsportsmanlike conduct Sunday vs. Ravens, per source, He took off his helmet during a TD celebration.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers injury report: OUT -- CB Brandon Flowers (concussion), SS Jahleel Addae (clavicle), OLB Jerry Attaochu (ankle). QUESTIONABLE -- WR Travis Benjamin (knee).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions S Glover Quin, as reported before, fined $24,309 for hit against Los Angeles. Rams DT Aaron Donald fined $18,231.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ndamukong Suh was not fined for a pass rush late in the Steelers-Dolphins game as he appeared to attempt a kick of Ben Roethlisberger's right knee.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (wrist) was limited in practice again today, but WR DeAndre Hopkins was a full participant after event limited yesterday. No new names on the injury report.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Officially, the NFL has placed Giants kicker Josh Brown on the commissioner's exempt list pending further investigation of his case.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

He may have returned to practice two days this week, but Clinton McDonald is officially out against the 49ers. Gerald McCoy is questionable.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' final injury report for Sunday against the Ravens: The big question is DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle), whose injury appears to be getting worse. He didn't practice today. My sense is he will play; it could be a pain-tolerance issue.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have promoted TE Manasseh Garner from their practice squad, and have released TE Gerald Christian and OL Gabe Ikard.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have activated OLB Shaq Lawson, their first-round pick, from the PUP list. He is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday.