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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Snead, on Fisher: "I have immense respect for what he's done and how he's handled this situation." On the team, he said they're "very, very close" to being contenders, but that they've "been competitive too long."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have announced that safety Kenny Vaccaro will begin serving his four-game PED suspension this weekend. He is dropping his appeal. He is the second-leading tackler for the Saints. Big break for the Bucs.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams GM Les Snead called reports of a "toxic" relationship between him and head coach Jeff Fisher "very false" and "definitely inaccurate."

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants linebacker Eric Pinkins was fined $24,309 for his special teams hit in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Plans to appeal the fine.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ribs) has a "remote" possibility of playing Sunday against the Colts.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers OT Joe Staley (hamstring) doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets. Niners would likely move left guard Zane Beadles to left tackle with Andrew Tiller stepping into lineup if Staley can't play.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs tight end Luke Stocker was still wearing a walking boot coming off the practice field today. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday this week due to an ankle injury.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

S Tyrann Mathieu out again for the Cardinals this week.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed that safety Kenny Vaccaro will not appeal his NFL suspension and will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was previously reported that Vaccaro was facing a possible four-game suspension for testing positive for Adderall. That's a big blow for the 5-7 Saints, since Vaccaro has been playing some of the best football of his career. Veteran Roman Harper is a likely replacement as a third safety to supplement Jairus Byrd and rookie Vonn Bell.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews missed his first game ever last week against the Cincinnati Bengals. He's fighting his way through an ankle injury and intends on playing Sunday versus Washington.


Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The final injury report for Sunday shows the Browns will not face Cincinnati WR A.J. Green.

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The Major Applewhite/Colt McCoy poll is still tied at 50/50. I feel a great sense of accomplishment.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Joe Haden talks passionately about the Browns losing 34-0 to the Alabama Crimson Tide in a simulated game on Bleacher Report. He also talks about motivation in a winless season.


Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals put out their final injury report. AJ Green is out again.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Kony Ealy and Wes Horton will start at defensive end for the Panthers with Charles Johnson (hamstring) out against the Chargers. Coach Ron Rivera said there is no plan to put Johnson on injured reserve. "We're going to miss Charles,'' Rivera said. "He's played well all year. He doesn't have the sack number (4), but he has all the other numbers and things you appreciate. He'll be missed, but he really is doing everything he can to get back out.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Quarterback Trevor Siemian throwing in practice today. Coach Gary Kubiak will update Siemian's status after practice, but Siemian appeared to be moving well. He has been fitted for orthotics in his shoes -- it's his left foot that is injured.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown: 'My last name's Ocean. Ronald Ocean.'


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

If Kiko Alonso can't go, Mike Hull will start and call the defensive plays Sunday for Miami.