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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams announced they have promoted CB Kevin Peterson from the practice squad. They need help at the position with Kayvon Webster (concussion) and Nickell Robey-Coleman (thigh) on the mend this week. If they can't go, I expect Blake Countess and Troy Hill to replace them. The Rams had an open spot on the 53-man roster after waiving TE Johnny Mundt on Tuesday.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says rookie C.J. Beathard will be his starting quarterback heading into Sunday's game against Seattle. Beathard's performance against the Giants a factor in that decision. Garoppolo will continue to get two out of about every 10 reps with the first team in practice as he works toward getting a better handle on the offense.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers have weekly drama early in year, now sit at 8-2. How'd they do it?


Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Kareem Hunt and QB Alex Smith are among the top 10 vote-getters in early fan voting for the Pro Bowl. Hunt is seventh and Smith 10th but each trails at his respective position. Smith is sixth among quarterbacks behind Carson Wentz, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Jared Goff and Russell Wilson. Hunt is third among running backs behind Le'Veon Bell and Todd Gurley. The only Chiefs player leading at his position is Tyreek Hill as a kick return specialist.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Byard leads free safeties with 49,354 Pro Bowl votes. Byard leads the NFL with six interceptions. No other Titan currently in the top-2 in fan voting at their position.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh on benched first round pick Breshad Perriman: "I do believe in Breshad. I do believe he is going to play well, and he will be back up just as soon as it makes the most sense for us to win the game, and it could be this week. We have not decided that yet."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Why did the Cardinals release Andre Ellington? "Poor play," coach Bruce Arians said. Arians didn't see the benefit of keeping Ellington on the roster if he was going to be inactive.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Officially, Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is listed as a non-participant in practice. The soon-to-be 32-year-old hasn't done anything football-related since Nov. 2 — the Jets' win over the Bills. CB Morris Claiborne (foot), DE Mo Wilkerson (toe/shoulder) and G Brian Winters (abdomen) were limited. This was Wilkerson's first practice since early in the season.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds like Clay Matthews will be a game-time decision with his groin injury. "We'll see; I still have some obstacles to overcome," said Matthews, who did not practice today.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Sterling Shepard traveled with the Giants to Washington. He is listed as questionable with migraines.


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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"I like to keep my thoughts private." - Khalil Mack, when asked his thoughts on Ken Norton, Jr. being let go as defensive coordinator.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh said his goal this week is to make Patriots QB Tom Brady uncomfortable, "touch and hit him as much as i can."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was not present for the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday after he suffered an ankle injury Sunday. Left tackle Terron Armstead was present at the beginning but did not participate -- which has become his usual routine on Wednesdays. Everyone else participated, including LB A.J. Klein and S Kenny Vaccaro, which is a good sign they'll be able to return to the lineup this week.