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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace (back) is not practicing Thursday after being limited the previous day. Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) is still wearing red jersey, signifying no contact. Baltimore down to three healthy receivers: Michael Campanaro. Chris Moore and the newly signed Griff Whalen.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Carson Wentz urging the team "to not settle for anything less than greatness" as they begin practice Thursday in preparation for MNF vs. Washington.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are practicing without CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and Eric Rowe (groin) for the second straight day, which could mean it is another week in which core special teams player Johnson Bademosi is tapped to fill in at cornerback.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith is set to take part in his first practice since Sept. 27 because of back tightness. Smith has not missed a game and the Cowboys expect him to be ready Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Larry Fitzgerald was asked Thursday by a member of the British media about his thoughts on the NFL's decision to not implement punishments for protesting during the national anthem. His response: “We're just here to play the Rams. That's our focus. We're just trying to get to the division lead. We aren't interested in politics.”

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said when he evaluated newly added DL Ahtyba Rubin, saw a player who fit the style as an interior defensive lineman. Has the strength to come in and give Falcons what they lost in Jack Crawford (biceps surgery). Rubin will practice today, but unclear if he'll be active with Courtney Upshaw on the way back from ankle/foot injury. Falcons waived DL Taniela Tupou.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team has been "a little bit on edge, in a good way."

Eric Lundsten ESPN Producer 

Large media gathering for Teddy Bridgewater's first time in front of a mic in about 14 months. Bridgewater resumed practice with the team on Wednesday.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle D.J. Humphries is still in disbelief that the Cardinals traded for running back Adrian Peterson, especially when he thinks about Peterson and David Johnson paring together when Johnson returns from fractured wrist. "The fact that we got (Adrian Peterson and) David Johnson on the same team … like, that's a thing. You know how the NBA wouldn't let Chris Paul go to the Lakers that time? How the f--- did they let us get Adrian Peterson on our team, on the same team that got Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer, Pat Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu? Like who said that was OK? Like, they let that happen. That's strange. I'm excited about it though."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the biggest mysteries has been why rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson, who was selected in the second round of the draft, has been inactive the past two games after he had a strong performance earlier in the season. Coach Chuck Pagano addressed why Wilson has been inactive. "He's got to stay healthy and then he's got to produce. He went out and played a good game and got injured and missed time. Now he's trying to work his way back. He's healthy now. He has to have a great week of practice on defense. He has to have a great week of practice on special teams. You've got to earn your way every single day and every single week. He'll have another opportunity.”

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Still to early to say Luke Kuechly will be out of the concussion protocol by Sunday and if he is will Coach Ron Rivera take a conservative approach. But being on the field for some drills today was a step forward in the process.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals were playing Renegade by Styx at practice today. That's the song the Steelers often play at Heinz Field during big moments of the game.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Jones was in sweats at practice today. Seemed to be in good spirits but wasn't participating. He was limited yesterday. He has been dealing with a back issue.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins recalls the crossroads moment of his career -- last Christmas Eve.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets practice report (early version): Another day on the sideline for DE Mo Wilkerson (toe, shoulder). RB Bilal Powell (calf) and WR Robby Anderson (ankle) worked on the side during the media window. Maybe Powell will practice; he has missed four straight practices.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills TE Charles Clay (knee), LB Ramon Humber (thumb), and G Richie Incognito (rest day) are not practicing Thursday. I also don't see LB Tyrell Adams, who was claimed off waivers from Oakland on Wednesday.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Apple is back at practice. He was excused Wednesday as he dealt with a personal matter. Apple is coming off his best game of the year vs. Denver.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Did not see practice: Olivier Vernon, Weston Richburg, Jonathan Casillas, Calvin Munson. Vernon and Richburg weren't even outside during open media portion.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Vince Biegel practiced yesterday for the first time since his May foot surgery. Unlikely he would play this week. Still on PUP. "I think it's important to get on the field and practice and evaluate that," coach Mike McCarthy said. "Not only in football but how his body reacts in the first couple of weeks."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees on one of his all-time great teammates, guard Jahri Evans, playing on the other sideline in Green Bay this week: “Jahri's a stud. Jahri's a stud. Love Jahri. Every guy in this locker room does. He was such a big part of our success over the last 11 years. And I wish him nothing but the best. It'll be funny to see him in a Green Bay uniform after being here his whole career. But he's the best.”

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars say RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), WR Marqise Lee (knee), C Brandon Linder (illness) not expected to practice today. Fournette and Lee missing second day of practice this week?

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

No sign of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin as the Panthers begin practice. He left yesterday's practice and was listed on the injury report with a knee injury.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has a helmet and cleats today. Appears to be a step forward in the concussion protocol.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens announce the re-signing of Griff Whalen, who had been with the team in the preseason. The addition of Whalen comes at a time when Baltimore's top three receivers are on the injury report. Breshad Perriman likely won't play Sunday because he's in the concussion protocol and Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and Mike Wallace (back) were limited in practice Wednesday. Baltimore cut offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom to make room for Whalen.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald chats with members of the London Irish rugby club before practice Thursday.