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4hJohn 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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Belichick indifferent to Rex Ryan's antics (0:38)
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4hBill 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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McShay calls Watt's workout regimen that of a 'meathead' (1:32)
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Playoff predictor likes Wentz-led Eagles (0:58)
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2hESPN Analytics

Updated Total QBR rankings entering Week 4 of the NFL season

Several factors can paint a picture of how well a QB is playing, but until now, the opposing defense's strength hasn't been part of the Total QBR equation. ESPN's new metrics change that.

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Gruden says playing Watt would be a tough call (1:11)
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Did Watt come back too soon? (1:54)
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1dTim Fiorvanti

Latest Super Bowl LI odds

Chalk presents the latest odds for every NFL team to win Super Bowl LI, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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1dDan Graziano

What we learned, and didn't learn, in Week 3

Ryan Fitzpatrick's six-interception day masked other issues. Did the Jets peak last year? Meanwhile, what's Jared Goff thinking about while other rookie QBs star? Here are Week 3's lessons.

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele said the Ravens never came close to the other offers he received in free agency. "I pretty much knew right away I was going somewhere else," said Osemele, a Ravens second-round pick in 2012.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden called Browna receiver Terrelle Pryor "the biggest surprise in the league" because of his production.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he will roll with the running backs like he did last week. Cameron Artis-Payne started and split carries with Mile Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he's "very concerned" about rookie receiver Josh Doctson. He will take it easy again this week because of his Achilles. Gruden said tests haven't shown any further damage. Gruden said it's about dealing with pain management.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted he didn't watch all of the Monday night game involving this week's opponent, Atlanta, because he turned the channel to the Presidential debate.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

The Bengals have yet to move Vontaze Burfict to the active roster, and Marvin Lewis has been non-committal about playing Burfict tomorrow night, but Burfict absolutely will play vs Miami and likely will play quite a bit.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Spencer Long will be able to handle the mental part about playing center after moving there in the offseason.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Only player not at Cardinals' practice today was DT Frostee Rucker. Back in uniform were RG Evan Mathis and OLB Kareem Martin. WR Michael Floyd was on the field after entering the concussion protocol on Monday.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

On conference call with 49ers reporters, Dallas coach Jason Garrett says WR Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in his knee: "Dez got his knee evaluated here the last few days," Garrett said. "He did not practice today and we're hopeful that he'll be able to play. We're taking the situation day by day, hopefully he can do something tomorrow. He has a slight hairline fracture in one of the bones of his knees. We don't think it's something that's going to keep him out for an extended period of time but again it's going to be a day by day, week by week situation."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said new safety Michael Griffin is a nine-year veteran that will adapt to Carolina's defense quickly.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Your first look at new Cardinals LS Aaron Brewer snapping to new punter Ryan Quigley during today's practice.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the team is correcting the mistakes made on Sunday and "moving forward." Said there was enough blame to go around for everybody in the loss to Minnesota.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers' injury report: Nothing unexpected.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt Patulski was the No. 1 overall pick in 1972 by Buffalo, earning him a square on the wall of all-time players in the Bills' facility. Rex Ryan pulled his name out of obscurity today.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

No Ezekiel Ansah, DeAndre Levy, Eric Ebron, Antwione Williams and Wallace Gilberry did not participate in the open portion of Lions practice on Wednesday. Safety Tavon Wilson, who injured Sunday, was back at practice.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

With the forecast of 90 degrees, with a 60 percent chance of an afternoon storm in Tampa Sunday, the Broncos wide receivers were using footballs sprayed with water in drills during practice today.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

At Broncos practice today tackle Donald Stephenson (calf) and tight end (calf) Virgil Green were not on the field. Gary Kubiak said earlier this week both players are "day to day" and that Green was "a little ahead" toward a return.