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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he would not shy away from a Keenan Allen-Marcus Peters match-up, but that he's also aware the Oakland native had four picks against him while with the Kansas City Chiefs.


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The full Jon Gruden "pass rusher" quote from today: Question: What is it so hard to find a pass rusher? Gruden: “It's hard to find a great one. It's hard to find a good one. It's hard to find one. You just said it. College football now, they're not really dropping back to pass and throwing footballs anymore. They're throwing laterals and they're throwing bubble screens. They're running read options. So you have to train these guys. It takes a little bit of time to learn how to rush the passer. We have some guys that are in that process right now.”

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Center Justin Britt (shoulder) and guard Ethan Pocic (ankle) are among six Seahawks starters who didn't practice Wednesday. Britt was hurt late in Monday night's loss to Chicago and was replaced by Joey Hunt for the final drive. Pete Carroll said Britt's status for Sunday's game vs. Dallas is uncertain. Also not practicing: receiver Doug Baldwin (knee), linebacker K.J. Wright (knee), safety Earl Thomas (not injury-related) and defensive end Dion Jordan (not injury-related). Quarterback Russell Wilson (hamstring) is on the injury report as a full participant along with linebacker Bobby Wagner (groin), guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring), cornerback Tre Flowers (hamstring) and safety Delano Hill (hamstring). Carroll said Wagner is expected to play and was also hopeful for Fluker and Flowers.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Olivier Vernon (ankle) still not practicing. CB Eli Apple (groin) also didn't practice and is still sore. Not overly encouraging news for the Giants defense entering a must-win game vs. Texans.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Rams' Wednesday injury report: LB Mark Barron (Ankle) DNP; DL Michael Brockers (Shoulder) DNP; C John Sullivan (Ankle) DNP; LT Andrew Whitworth (Rest) DNP; K Greg Zuerlein (Groin) DNP

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie defensive tackle P.J. Hall is not expected to play this weekend in Miami. He injured his left ankle in the season opener against the Rams.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins receivers coach Ike Hilliard said they'll focus on Breshad Perriman just learning the X receiver spot and Michael Floyd focusing on the Z. Hilliard said of Perriman, “You can see there's some ball skills there. He's a short strider, but he can roll. It's a matter of getting him comfortable and making him confident.” Hilliard said of Floyd, “Tough, physical. He's a pro. He's been around a few teams. He understands how this works. We're lucky to have him here. He along with Brian Quick will be the oldest guy in the room. We're going to enjoy leaning on him with situations he's been in.”

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

#49ers participation report for Wednesday: Did Not Participate: G Joshua Garnett (toe), T Joe Staley (not injury related – vet day), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder). Limited participation: WR Marquise Goodwin (quadricep), G Mike Person (foot), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (ankle).

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Several Steelers players say they expect Antonio Brown to be part of the game plan Monday against the Bucs despite coach Mike Tomlin levying a discipline. "I don't make those decisions but, shoot,I'd be a little surprised if he's not out there," Heyward said.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers LB Reuben Foster is officially back with the team after his two-game suspension. Foster was activated to the roster on Wednesday and participating in practice. The team released OL Matt Tobin to make room for Foster's return. Kyle Shanahan has said he's still unsure who will start at the two inside linebacker spots this week against KC but a Foster and Fred Warner pairing still seems to make the most sense.