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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison: "They are going to clear my name and give me the same sendoff they gave Peyton Manning."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing for the Bengals today: Alex Redmond, Tyler Eifert, Darqueze Dennard, Vontaze Burfict, Tyler Kroft, Cedric Ogbuehi. Jake Fisher attended practice but did not do anything on the rehab field. Instead, he watched individual drills during the media open portion. Fisher, who left the last preseason game early with an injury, was wearing a knee and ankle brace on Monday,

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Victor Cruz had another solid day of practice. He caught passes on his first three snaps of live team drills. He also caught a touchdown pass in a red zone drill later in practice. Cruz appears on pace to play against the Jets on Saturday.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay said he likes what he's seen from rookie quarterback Nate Sudfeld. "You never see him fazed.... He has a lot of confidence."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas said when coach Sean Payton makes a comment like he did yesterday -- saying he would draft Thomas in fantasy football -- it's his job to prove Payton right.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he'd like to get his starters at least one half of work vs. Buffalo on Friday. But he said he'll go more by gut feel.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the Redskins who won't play Friday vs. Buffalo: receiver Josh Doctson, receiver Jamison Crowder, running back Matt Jones. Safety Deshazor Everett (hamstring) might not play and end Chris Baker might sit out because of a sore quad. It's precautionary.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Some Browns fans in attendance for today's joint Bucs-Browns practice. It's the last open practice of training camp. Yesterday's practice was only open to season ticket holders and VIPs.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he doesn't have any concerns about DeAndre Levy entering the season. He does, though, worry about everyone's health. Caldwell said they won't gauge Levy based on 2014 because Levy's knowledge has been expanding. He missed almost all of last season with a hip injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said "we'll see" when it comes to Ameer Abdullah getting carries Saturday against Baltimore. Abdullah told me yesterday it would be "cool" to play against the Ravens since he hasn't played in the preseason yet.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked what he wants to see from Saints in Friday's preseason game, Sean Payton's first response was wanting to see the first-string offense get into a better rhythm. ... That has been a surprising struggle so far, especially the run game and the turnovers.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Free agent cornerback Keenan Lewis is inside the Steelers facility this afternoon.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said when Dennis Green was at Northwestern, the last thing that happened every morning meeting was setting basketball teams for the day. And occasionally an ABA player would show up -- and shoot the lights out.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said it was a spontaneous decision to bring fans onto field as guest captains for the coin toss before a kicker competition in Wednesday's practice. Said he didn't make the loser do up-downs, though.

Howard still bitter over U-M's loss to MSU

Desmond Howard is not the happiest person in the room when he has to relive Michigan losing to Michigan State in the form of Legos.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harrison says numerous times re: NFL interview: "I will be cleared." Says lawyers for both sides will be present.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints doing scout-team work today to prepare for Steelers on Friday night. The last two preseason games, they got to practice against their actual opponents for two days in New England and Houston. This game should most closely resemble a real game, which is typical for Week 3 of the preseason. And it's a great opponent to truly test their defense. Steelers offense is about as diverse and potent as any in the NFL.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Chip Kelly says team hasn't yet discussed how quarterback reps will be divvied up on Friday night against Green Bay. But he also said Colin Kaepernick has been full go in practice the past two days and splitting reps evenly with Blaine Gabbert as he did before he began dealing with shoulder tightness. Kelly said Kaepernick "has been sharp on all things mentally" this week and is on track to play on Friday.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Asked how much he will play Friday at Carolina, and if he will start, QB Jimmy Garoppolo says, "Your guess is as good as mine." He adds that he is preparing as if he is the starter.