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Custom cleats are all the rage in the NFL, and they'll be on display in a big way this week. So we gave apparel designers a list of players, a blank canvas and one instruction: the crazier, the better.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

A pretty sweet collection of "My Cause, My Cleats" shoes on display at Saints camp. Players are allowed to wear them this weekend in support of causes of their choosing. The cleats seen here were custom-painted by artist Christina Pappion. She said DE Cam Jordan had his provided by the United Way, but he asked her to give them some extra New Orleans flair.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says he only "caught a couple plays" of Cowboys-Vikings last night. He's been consistent with his message to concentrate only on task at hand for Giants.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Arizona because of a shoulder injury. Defensive end Anthony Lanier also is out coach Jay Gruden said.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants injury report: G Justin Pugh (knee), DE Owa Odighizuwa (knee), LB Mark Herzlich and S Nat Berhe (concussion) are OUT. OL Brett Jones (calf) and Marshall Newhouse (knee) are questionable. It means the Giants could have options of who to start at left guard with Adam Gettis, Newhouse and Jones the choices.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu was the only player I didn't see during the open portion of practice today. WR John Brown had his helmet but was working on a side field with a trainer.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

A few Texans players switched jerseys at practice today, but the Vince Wilfork and Jadeveon Clowney swap is probably the best.

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Among qualified QBs only 3 have more INTs than TDs. Case Keenum(benched), Fitzpatrick(soon to be), & the 37 million dollar man, Brock

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens reserve RB Buck Allen is dealing with a personal issue and might not play Sunday, coach John Harbaugh said. Allen was listed on injury report Thursday with non-football injury.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

At Broncos practice quarterback Trevor Siemian is not on the field during the open period of practice. Coach Gary Kubiak had said he hoped Simian could test the left foot injury today on the field. Siemian was fitted for an orthotic for his shoe this week.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said CB Jimmy Smith (back) will play Sunday after practicing all week. "We weren't sure he would ready at the beginning of the week. He responded well. It'll help out our defense. We'll pretty much be at full strength."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall (knee/foot) missed practice for the second straight day, officially. They have a light practice tomorrow before facing the Colts on Monday night. S Calvin Pryor (concussion), LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle), WR Jalin Marshall (concussion) and DT Steve McLendon (hamstring) also sat out. C Nick Mangold (ankle) practiced fully for the second day in a row.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Houston has his helmet on and is working at Chiefs practice today.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is working on the side during practice, jogging and testing his back. He's missed every practice this week.w

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said quarterback Andrew Luck and safety Clayton Geathers are still going through the concussion protocol. Both will see an independent neurologist on Friday afternoon.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins LB Jelani Jenkins (knee/hand) returning to practice during media portion. Kiko Alonso also appears to be practicing. Good sign for them.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (back) is on the exercise bike at the start of practice. It looks like he will miss his third straight practice. Not good.