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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil (neck) is expected to make his first start since the opener. Coach Ron Rivera expects Kalil's communication will help the running game.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta Falcons' full injury report for Sunday night's matchup with Patriots.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera said Luke Kuechly (concussion) will see the doctor Monday morning and left open the chance that the four-time Pro Bowl selection could play next week against Tampa Bay.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Ron Rivera said Kelvin Benjamin (knee) had a good day today, ran all the routes and caught the ball. He is expected to play.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Chicago with a knee injury.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago. This will be the 10th game Kuechly has missed since the 2015 season after going into the concussion protocol.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DE Mo Wilkerson (toe, shoulder) missed practice for the third straight day and is listed as questionable. He will be a game-time decision. He missed practice last week and still wound up playing 53 of 68 snaps on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles admitted they've considered sitting him for at least a game to give him a chance to get healthier. Rookie Jordan Leggett was declared out after his balky knee swelled up after yesterday's practice. He will have tests on the knee.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After losing to the Raiders last night, the Chiefs dropped to No. 2 in FPI's rankings. The Patriots took over the top spot. The model also upgraded Oakland's rating by 1.2 points per game after surpassing expectations against Kansas City.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is questionable for Sunday's game at Indianapolis with a right ankle injury. WR Marqise Lee (knee) and S Tashaun Gipson (neck) also are questionable. C Brandon Linder (illness) will miss his third consecutive game. Fournette did not practice all week but said Thursday that he believed he would be able to play against the Colts. He was injured in the fourth quarter of the Jaguars' 27-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday. Fournette is second in the league in rushing (596 yards) and carries (130) and also has 15 catches for 136 yards. He accounts for 36.4 percent of the Jaguars' total offensive yardage.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Boyd and Ryan Hewitt have been ruled out for the Bengals. John Ross and Derron Smith are questionable to play.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals CB Adam Jones is doubtful to play Sunday with a back injury. Jones injured his back two weeks ago against the Bills and has only practiced once this week. If Jones doesn't play, expect to see a lot of William Jackson III.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills were planning on Jameis Winston starting Sunday in Buffalo, which Bucs coach Dirk Koetter made official Friday. Linebacker Preston Brown told 1270 The Fan this week that his team devoted 90 percent of its preparation efforts to Winston.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"Jameis will be our starter Sunday," said head coach Dirk Koetter. "He threw the ball well today."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Seven Ravens are not practicing Friday; WRs Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and Chris Matthews; RB Terrance West; TE Maxx Williams; OL Matt Skura; and LB Tim Williams. There were three players who returned to practice: TE Ben Watson, CB Jimmy Smith and DB Lardarius Webb.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are practicing without CBs Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and Eric Rowe (groin) for the third straight day. The expectation is that they will be out for Sunday night's game against the visiting Falcons.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith leads the Cowboys with 54 tackles, according to the coaches' count, but he will head to a reserve role Sunday against San Francisco with Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens able to play together for the first time this season. The Cowboys were forced to play Smith more than they initially wanted because of injuries to Hitchens and Lee. “Those guys are back healthy and we anticipate them playing a lot,” coach Jason Garrett said, But we'll certainly have a role for Jaylon. He's going to play a lot in this football game as well.”

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace misses second straight practice with back injury. He said he expects to play, but his absence Friday increases uncertainty. Wallace is among three Ravens receivers sidelined Friday. Breshad Perriman (concussion) and Chris Matthews (thigh) were the others.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is video from Jameis Winston's throwing session just now, including a very overthrown pass, his only errant throw. We only saw him for about 10 minutes but head coach Dirk Koetter planned to give him all the reps in practice. He completed mostly short-to-intermediate passes to DeSean Jackson, Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard and Bernard Reedy.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is practicing after missing most of the last two days with issues to his left knee that took a shot in last Thursday's loss to Philadelphia. He is wearing a sleeve on his left knee.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Just finished watching Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston throw for about 10 minutes. No team periods but he did throw to his receivers for the first time in four days. He still has some arm strength, that's for sure. At one point, he chucked the ball towards the corner of the end zone, very much overthrowing it, nearly hitting a group of reporters.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons Vic Beasley Jr. named the NFLPA's Community MVP for raising awareness and funds in fight against childhood cancer. Beasley donated $10,000 to Rally Foundation For Childhood Cancer Research. "My motivation comes from the kids," as well as the support from my family, friends, fans and teammates," Beasley said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryan Bulaga cleared the concussion protocol this morning, coach Mike McCarthy said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after Aaron Rodgers' surgery, ‘We're discussing all the long-term options at this point." Rodgers' surgery was performed out of town, and McCarthy said, "everything went well." Rodgers will not be at the game on Sunday against the Saints. "He's in recovery mode and will not be at the game," McCarthy said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, who continued to progress in the concussion protocol on Thursday, is headed to practice today with Cam Newton. Update on where he stands from Ron Rivera after practice.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) is questionable. Olivier Vernon (ankle), Jonathan Casillas (neck), Weston Richburg (concussion), Calvin Munson (quad) and Paul Perkins (ribs) are OUT.