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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Martavis Bryant is not in Steelers facility Monday due to illness, according to agent Thomas Santanello. He went to the hospital. JuJu Smith-Schuster said he doesn't take Bryant's comments about him personally. "There's only one ball," Smith-Schuster said.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday that preseason discussion of "tanking" has been a motivating factor for his players.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs are currently giving up a 73 percent completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks on third down. That was a stat that was used ad nauseam by the folks calling for Lovie Smith's job in 2015. The thing is, it's actually worse now. It was just shy of 68 percent in Smith's two seasons.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts receiver TY Hilton publicly apologizes for his comments criticizing the team's offensive line for giving up 10 sacks against Jacksonville on Sunday

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

McAdoo: "I don't see that point coming. Eli is our QB. I have 100% confidence in Eli." So ... don't expect Davis Webb anytime in the near future.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Duane Brown, who returned from his holdout today, was not stretching with his teammates in the portion of practice open to the media but instead was working on a different field. He can practice, but would need to be added to the Texans' active roster to play in a game. That could happen as late as Saturday.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo asked about potentially playing Davis Webb later this season sidesteps the question saying it "takes all 11 to be good on offense." Not willing to address this subject now.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase said after Thursday's games, they considered it their unofficial bye weekend. Miami lost its true bye w/Hurricane Irma‬.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Sean McDermott references August discussion about whether Bills were "tanking" as motivating factor for Buffalo's performance (4-2) so far this season. He also repeated what he said to players in the locker room after Sunday's win over Tampa: that several players were not wanted by other teams and have a chip on their shoulder because of it.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase calls DE Cam Wake "a physical freak." His work ethic makes age irrelevant right now, Gase said. Wake has six sacks.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase confirms QB Jay Cutler has "multiple cracked ribs." Says Thursday's game doesn't look good.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said middle linebacker Luke Kuechly still is scheduled to see the independent physician today. Being cleared by the independent is the last step Kuechly needs to pass to be cleared from the concussion protocol.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts WR TY Hilton: "I'd like to apologize to the O-line .... I stabbed them in the back, and I was wrong." Hilton said he plans to apologize to each offensive linemen individually.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Duane Brown, who returned from his holdout on Monday, chose not to answer questions about why he held out, instead saying he's “going to focus on the future and being here, being back at work.” He said he is “very ready to play” on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, but whether he will is “up to the coaching staff.”

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera admits the Panthers may be putting too much on rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel. But his opinion on what happened in the first quarter on the first-and-10 lateral from the Chicago 24, which turned into a 75-yard touchdown for the Bears after Samuel muffed it, hasn't changed after watching film. “He's got to catch that. It was well designed. The timing of it was perfect. We caught them in a positive defense for us. We had blockers initially on everybody. The next level was him and a safety. It's just unfortunate did didn't get a handle on it.''

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts veteran offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo said TY Hilton has not apologized for criticizing the line for giving up 10 sacks vs. Jacksonville. Castonzo said they wished Hilton wouldn't have made his comments public

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills safety Jordan Poyer (knee) and cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring) are both listed as day-to-day. Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that "early signs are positive" on Poyer.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on how the team will respond to two straight losses. ‘'There's an old saying. Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the mouth. Well, we got hit in the mouth.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on rookie Curtis Samuel and what he has been asked to do: ‘'We may be stressing him''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said not much he can add to what happened at Chicago. He did add that the team misses Greg Olsen when in scoring position.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets film review: I had no problem with the decision to try for a game-winning drive with 47 seconds left and the ball at the 15 (and three timeouts), but the play call was terrible. And so was the execution by QB Josh McCown. The Jets should've tried a safe play on first down -- a draw or a pass to RB Matt Forte. Miami played a four-man box, so a run probably would've picked up decent yardage. The middle was open, so a short throw there would've picked up a nice chunk. Instead, McCown threw into the teeth of the defense and was intercepted. Miami dropped eight and rushed three.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Over the last three weeks, the Rams' defense has the second-most interceptions per attempt (4.8%) and the ninth-most sacks per attempt (10.5), while allowing the fourth-lowest Total QBR (26.3), the fourth-fewest first downs (14.7 per game) and the eighth-fewest yards (274.3 per game).

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

I'd like to know the betting odds at the start of the year for the Rams leading the NFL in points through the first 7 weeks. They're averaging an NFL-leading 30.29 points per game, while ranked second in third-down conversions (49 percent) and ninth in yards (369.1 per game). They're also first in average point margin (10.57).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell referred to the statement the Lions issued when asked about DeAndre Levy's testimony about CTE in front of Congress earlier this month. In that testimony, he said he received phone calls asking him not to talk about it. The Lions denied those allegations.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell: 3-3. That's where he believes the Lions are now. That's what he believes the Lions have looked like to this point.