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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Boyd, Adam Jones and Ryan Hewitt did not practice today. John Ross and Derron Smith were limited again. Clayton Fejedelem, Andy Dalton and Dre Kirkpatrick were full participants.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas back in practice Thursday. Coach Vance Joseph has said he expects Thomas to play Sunday against the Chargers.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hooks up with DeSean Jackson on a curl route during practice. I told Jameis Winston what Fitzpatrick said after the game, how he was disappointed because he couldn't get the win for him. Winston's response? "I'm surprised to hear him say that he felt like he disappointed me. He didn't. He played his balls off."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has declined to talk to the media today and hasn't talked to reporters this week. No reason was given.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis said Luke Kuechly is "in a good place right now as far as being in the concussion protocol. As for whether Kuechly will be cleared and play on Sunday Davis deferred to the tram trainer.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that WR Jordan Matthews has not been able to participate in full-team drills this week as much as the team would have liked. McDermott added, "we'll have to see what [Friday] looks like" for Matthews before determining his status for Sunday's game vs. Tampa.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Also from ESPN Stats & Information: the Seahawks' defense has allowed a touchdown on only 23 percent of opponents' drives that reached the red zone this season, the best rate in the NFL. Buffalo is next at 33 percent. Seattle is allowing 1.5 points per drive, fifth-best in the league.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Griff Sumner, 7, meets his hero, Todd Gurley. Griff became infatuated with Gurley at Georgia and never thought he would see him in person -- until the Rams played the Jaguars, then stayed in Jacksonville.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) also practiced fully today. He, too, will play on Sunday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets RB Bilal Powell practiced fully today and will play Sunday, per Todd Bowles.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones said the Falcons are not worried about external factors and outside expectations as the team tries to get back on track against the Patriots.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams RB Todd Gurley met his biggest fan, Griff Sumner, 7, before today's practice. You probably know him from social media. (I mistakenly said he was 11 at first.)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets OC John Morton offered no apologies for last week's pass-happy play calling. He said his goal every week is to be balanced, but his philosophy is "whatever it takes to win." Morton called passes on 54 of 75 plays. He said he's not concerned about Josh McCown's health. He said McCown is in the best shape of his career.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers strong safety Mike Adams (right) interviews free safety Kurt Coleman. The one question Adams wouldn't ask is whether Coleman (knee) will return this week. Coleman is trending towards a return,whether it's Sunday at Chicago or the next week at Tampa Bay.

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Brady Henderson ESPN 

Three interrelated and telling numbers about the Seahawks' passing game this season, via ESPN Stats & Information: Russell Wilson has been sacked or put under duress on 32 percent of his dropbacks (fifth-highest in the NFL); he's held the ball for an average of 2.8 seconds before throwing (third-longest); and he's attempted 36 passes from outside the pocket (tied for the most).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Vince Biegel (45) practiced in pads for the first time in his NFL career. He remains on PUP but the fourth-round pick's recovery from May foot surgery appears to be complete.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Tackles David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and Bryan Bulaga (concussion) both in pads. No sign of guard Lane Taylor (ankle).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Montgomery still wearing a sizable pad on his ribs.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Five players not practicing: Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) Morgan Burnett (hamstring) Joe Thomas (ankle) Ahmad Brooks (back) Lane Taylor (ankle)

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL Referees Association released a statement calling out alleged bias in officiating saying it demonstrates "a fundamental lack of knowledge about NFL officiating." The Titans, and specifically LT Taylor Lewan, have mentioned feeling singled out by calls. Lewan said it appeared to be "biasism," and that the Titans were playing against two teams after the Dolphins game when an offensive PI call wiped out a Delanie Walker TD. Two plays later, MIA was awarded a strip-sack TD despite the Titans feeling like the play was whistled dead. Other teams have made complaints about officiating, most noticeably the Eagles after a large penalty disparity in their TNF win over the Panthers.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

If Kelvin Benjamin (knee) can't play on Sunday look for Devin Funchess, who with 320 snaps in six games already is within 173 snaps of what he had in 15 games a year ago, to play a bigger role. Funchess said his already increased production (27 catches, four more than he had in 2016) is due to increased playing time. “Steph Curry doesn't just go in the gym and make all of his shots,'' Funchess said. “I'm not saying I'm Steph Curry. Compare me more to like a LeBron [James] because I can do everything.''

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A huge indicator that the Bucs struggled with gap discipline last week, aside from the eye test? They surrendered 121 of their 160 rushing yards BEFORE contact. That breaks down to 3.46 yards per carry before contact every time the Cardinals ran the ball. With directional running outside the left tackle, 9.25 yards per rush before contact. That speaks to Vernon Hargreaves' struggles since his job is to contain on the outside.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

No throwing in drills today for Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston. Here he is simulating throws with his lower body but not executing the throwing motion with his right arm. He was, however, tossing the ball short distances back and forth at the beginning of practice. The Bucs will make a decision collectively this week to determine if he can play against the Bills.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Good news for Ravens is the return of left tackle Ronnie Stanley (mouth), who didn't practice Wednesday. Bad news: A total of 10 players not practicing for Baltimore: WRs Mike Wallace (back), Breshad Perriman (concussion), Chris Matthews (undisclosed); TEs Ben Watson (calf) and Maxx Williams (ankle); RB Terrance West (calf); CBs Jimmy Smith (Achilles) and Lardarius Webb (undisclosed); OL Matt Skura (knee); and LB Tim Williams (hamstring). Two players are wearing red (non contact) jerseys: WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and LB C.J. Mosley (undisclosed).

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety DeAngelo Hall is going through individual drills for the first time this season. He opened the season on the PUP list while recovering from a torn ACL.