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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 

New Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, six days removed from a DUI arrest while playing for the Bucs, thanked Brandon Marshall for reaching out and assisting him to "get the help that I need."

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said on the 1-2 start "it's not like we played a bunch of slappies." He noted Minnesota and Denver are 3-0 with tough defenses.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarco Murray calls Brian Cushing "a big-time player" who leads the Texans defense. Murray expects Cushing to play.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said receiver Jamison Crowder is a mature player. "He looks like he's 35 or 40. He's all about business."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Charles Johnson (quad) tightened up late in practice today. Didn't seem concerned.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Delanie Walker on his hamstring: "I think everything is in the right direction. ...We're just being smart. Going to come down to how I feel Saturday." He's listed as limited Thursday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

John Fox said Jay Cutler could take snaps now but throwing balls into tight spaces is another story. If they see it, he could play.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers DE Charles Johnson has been added to the injury report since yesterday. He was limited with a quad injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

John Fox said Jay Cutler tossed it around a bit yesterday. Didn't know what his status would be for Sunday against the Lions.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said corner Josh Norman did not practice because he was sick. Gruden expects him to play Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Levy and Ezekiel Ansah only Lions not practicing. Antwione Williams, Eric Ebron and Wallace Gilberry all returned.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

I expect Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker to play tonight, but the Dolphins still have major injury issues. They will likely be without both of their starting outside linebackers (Jelani Jenkins and Koa Misi). The offensive line is a concern, too. Miami is expected to start a third string center, and Adam Gase told me he's not sure whether LT Branden Albert can play.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Only Arizona Cardinals player who wasn't practicing today during open portion was DT Frostee Rucker. He was going through rehab drills on another field with a trainer.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears QB Jay Cutler did not practice on Thursday, increasing the likelihood Brian Hoyer remains Chicago's starting quarterback on Sunday vs. Detroit. Cutler had been limited on Wednesday, but coach John Fox said the team, "did not want to aggravate" Cutler's right thumb injury.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie said Kendall Wright felt good, looked good,, moved around well on second full day back from long-term hamstring issue. Titans expecting receiver back.

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Jaguars consider TE Julius Thomas, who didn't practice again today due to elbow injury, a game-time decision for Sunday.

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.