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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Ricky Jean Francois signed the exact same deal last week that he did before he was cut following Week 1. Base salary is still $1.25 million (prorated over 15 weeks, not 17). Roster bonus of $25,000 per game active. No signing bonus this time. Have to wonder if he agreed to waive his claim for termination pay.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Unsung hero from the Jets' win: Seldom-used RG Dakota Dozier, who started for the injured Brian Winters, did a solid job against Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh. Many figured Suh would wreak havoc against the Jets' backup, but he had a relatively quiet day. Dozier allowed a sack, according to Pro Football Focus, but it wasn't entirely his fault. Josh McCown had to step up when the pocket collapsed and he ran into Dozier's man, DE Andre Branch.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After a Falcons win over the Lions and a pair of losses from the Bucs and Panthers Sunday, Atlanta is now a heavy favorite to win the NFC South.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Bookmakers rejoiced from Nevada to Delaware on Sunday, when 10 NFL underdogs covered the spread. Multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks told ESPN that Sunday ranked among their best days ever, and the Delaware sports lottery won $2.4 million of the $2.9 million wagered.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

DeSean Jackson was very much bothered by President Trump's comments pertaining to NFL mothers. He told me, "I look at my mom as a queen."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins RB Chris Thompson will be upset to hear about Darren Sproles' season-ending injuries. Thompson recently said a highlight from 2016 was when Sproles complimented him after a game. Thompson considered Sproles the best third down back.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

A key reason the Redskins controlled the ball vs. Oakland: Kirk Cousins completed 10-12 passes for 166 yards on third down. Seven resulted in first downs. It enabled them to keep running the ball.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Montgomery still handled nearly all of the running back workload even after his position coach, Ben Sirmans, said last week that he was concerned Montgomery was playing too many snaps. It was a tough day for Montgomery, who averaged just 2.9 yards per carry on 12 attempts and caught eight passes for just 15 yards. Here are the offensive snap counts from Sunday's win over the Bengals:

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Jones went from zero snaps in the opener to all 61 in Week 3 and was borderline dominant with 12 tackles (three for loss) and 2 sacks. Here are the defensive snap counts from Sunday's win over the Bengals:

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Some defensive snap count observations: LB Keenan Robinson returned and played 53 of 76 snaps (70%). It was significantly more than Calvin Munson who started but played just 23 snaps.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Some offensive snap count observations: FB Shane Smith didn't play a single snap. RB Paul Perkins played almost 50% of the snaps and had 30 total yards. That's not going to get it done. At tight end Evan Engram is playing a lot. The rookie was on the field for 57 of 69 snaps (83%). That was more than Odell Beckham Jr. (55 of 69) who is recovering from an ankle injury.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets defensive snap analysis (based on 63): DL -- Williams 48, Ealy 42, Wilkerson 39, McLendon 12, Pennel 4; LB -- Davis 63, Lee 54, Jenkins 31, Donahue 23, Bass 16, Martin 14, Stanford 9; DB -- Skrine 63, Maye 63, Roberts 60, Adams 54, Claiborne 53, Brooks 31, Burris 9. Analysis: Wilkerson, hampered by a shoulder injury, was limited to only 62 percent of the snaps. Bass made his Jets debut after only three practices. Roberts replaced Burris in the nickel.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets offensive snap analysis (based on 63): RB -- Bilal Powell 28, Matt Forte 23, Lawrence Thomas 14, Eli McGuire 12; WR -- Robby Anderson 49, Jermaine Kearse 45, Jeremy Kerley 34, Charone Peake 16, ArDarius Stewart 5; TE -- Austin Seferian-Jenkins 48, Will Tye 22, Neal Sterling 7. Analysis: Thomas, a defensive lineman, made a surprise appearance at fullback. He caught a pass and nearly scored. Heavy workload for Seferian-Jenkins in his '17 debut. Stewart barely got on the field, although he did make a sensational catch.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' defense was on point yesterday after a terrible start to the season. It held Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi to minus-6 rushing yards before initial contact, per ESPN Stats & Info. He was contacted at or behind the line on eight of his 11 rushes. Miami finished with minus-3 yards before contact, their second-lowest in a game since 2009. Wow.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, who did not show up on the field for the National Anthem on Sunday, also didn't show up in the defensive stats. He didn't have a sack, quarterback hit or tackle. The only sack the Panthers got against Saints quarterback Drew Brees came from Mario Addison.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Kelly told 97Rock on Monday that NFL players need to lock arms, pray and "thank God" instead of kneeling during the national anthem. Kelly: "One thing we need to do is we need to stand for our country and what it stands for, black and white. Because there's so many people in the military right now that are putting their lives on the line for what we have right here in the United States of America. OK, Trump did his thing. We get it. You made your point. Now let's all unite, come together as the National Football League so we don't have people walking out of stadiums because of what they see. ... But I just pray to God what Marcell [Dareus] said yesterday – finally he's saying something I agree with – is we need to come together. We need to lock arms. We need to pray. We need to thank God for what we got, and come together as the NFL. Come together as the Buffalo Bills. I sure hope when I turn the TV on next week that the people, the players that all kneeled and sat during the national anthem realized, hey, we made our point. We totally disagree – and I'm with them – with what President Trump said at times. The thing is, now we need to come together."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Running back Christian McCaffrey played 69 percent (41 of 59) of the Panthers' snaps on Sunday and caught nine passes for 101 yards. Jonathan Stewart played 44 percent and rushed 12 times for 57 yards. Seems the Panthers have gotten away from being that physical running team Coach Ron Rivera talked about during the preseason.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Kelly to 97Rock on Monday on Donald Trump's tweets about NFL protests: "I am so sick and tired of what's going on in this country. Our president needs to focus on other countries – North Korea, Russia, and everything else that's going on everywhere else. I promote it, I like Donald Trump. I get sometimes what he says, and sometimes he needs to quit on Twitter. He needs to get off of it and focus on what's going on everywhere else instead of what's going on in the NFL. It's driving me nuts, and it's driving people away from the game of football. It's having players do things that I feel is unacceptable. But the thing is, this is 2017. And I'm trying to hope the President understands. This is not the 70s and 80s anymore. And I get it. As a player, I feel what he's saying is wrong. I do. And the thing is, as I stated in my Instagram post, there's only when I will ever kneel, and that is to thank the good lord for what I've been given. Period. I don't care what it is. The thing is, the players, you made your point. I get it. I understand it. I'm a former player. Black or white, it does not matter."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Kelly told 97Rock on Monday he spoke to Marcell Dareus about his anthem protest after Sunday's game. Kelly: "I talked to Marcell Dareus after the game," he said. "I talked to Thurman Thomas last night in detail. We get it. We understand it. You made your point. I agree. But now it's time to not disrespect what our country stands for. I do believe we need to lock arms, stand and realize what and how blessed we are to be National Football League players and to live in the United States of America. If you don't think our country is good enough, then leave! Go somewhere else. But the thing is, my father worked in the military. I talked to Marcell in detail last night. He said he thought he would never be getting on one knee during the national anthem. He had a lot of his relatives, family members that served in the military. I don't know Marcell's family background, but he said he felt very strongly what the President did is very disrespectful and I agree."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

A passionate Jim Kelly told 97Rock in Buffalo he lost respect Sunday for LeSean McCoy after McCoy stretched his legs while kneeling during the national anthem. "I like LeSean McCoy, don't get me wrong, but I totally, 100 percent I disagree with what he did," Kelly said. "You want to kneel? Fine. But when you go and do what he did yesterday, that sort of bummed me out. And I lost a lot of respect for him. And you know what? I'm a Buffalo Bill from start to finish. But when people start doing that, that's where I draw the line. You want to kneel? That's your prerogative. I would never do that. I will always stand, thank the good lord for everything I got. But when you disrespect the way he did and just go by his everyday duty in the national anthem being sung? Uh-uh. I won't go for that. I'm just so bummed out right now. We won. I'm so happy. When I left the stadium, there was a guy selling LeSean McCoy's jersey. He goes, ‘I'm getting five bucks for it!' And nobody was buying. And I'm like, ‘C'mon Shady.' That's not right. You just don't do that. But that's my personal opinion."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Chris Carson again got the majority of the playing time among Seahawks RBs yesterday, playing 41 of 73 offensive snaps (27 for C.J. Prosise, 1 for Thomas Rawls, 0 for Eddie Lacy). On defense, six players played more than 70 defensive snaps.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Some thoughts from snap counts -- D.J. Hayden and Nevin Lawson as a battle for cornerback No. 2 could be something to watch. Playing Theo Riddick still tips off the Lions are going to pass. The Lions still seem to be managing Ezekiel Ansah's snaps a bit.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts cornerback Rashaan Melvin on why he took a knee during the national anthem: "Reading the comments and statements that were made by the president it kind of touched home. It's not just about a flag, it's about what's wrong and what's right with America. If everybody doesn't see it the same way, there's something wrong with somebody. I try to stay away from politics as much as I can. I know in the eyes of God what's wrong and what's right. That's my stance on that."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts safety Darius Butler on why he took a knee during the national anthem: "First and foremost I want to thank Mr. Irsay for his support with his statement. Chuck Pagano. Secondly, we all respect military, policemen, servicemen deeply. We all have roots there. My father served in the military, my brother served in the military, so it's no disrespect to the flag or the country. Obviously the comments made by Trump earlier in the week had some guys stirred up. Personally, it drew a line in the sand almost to where I wanted to be clear which side I was on. I have kids, I have a younger brother. I have people that look up to me and this is my platform to keep the conversation going."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

CB Richard Sherman disagreed with the pass-interference and unnecessary roughness penalties that were called against him. The latter came on what officials deemed to be a late hit out of bounds on Titans QB Marcus Mariota. Sherman: "No, he was still in bounds, so I play until the blow of the whistle. If the quarterback slides, or kind of gives himself up or does something like that, then you stop. But, if there's still yards that he's gaining, you're taught to play to the whistle. It's so crazy the way the game is nowadays. (Mariota) came up to me and said 'good hit' because he understood that I'm playing till the blow of the whistle. I'm not waiting until you took two steps out of bounds. It's a game of inches and you can't give up anything, and it's just one of those plays. It's football. It seems like the world is getting a lot softer in terms of the way it's officiated and the way it's seen, but it's football at the end of the day."