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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Khalil Mack will not report to the team before its second preseason game Saturday, per source, meaning he will be fined another $814,000, bringing his two missed preseason game total to $1.628 million. More important for both sides: there is no end in sight, per source.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have waived (injured) defensive tackle Stevie Tu'ikolovatu and signed defensive tackle Drew Iddings. Tu'ikolovatu had been placed on IR last year with a knee injury before the season even began, so they really haven't gotten to see what he can do. Vita Vea is also still recovering from a calf injury, so that position has definitely taken a hit.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

No Dez Bryant-Cleveland Browns deal expected tonight, per source. The two sides will continue talking and “will know more tomorrow.”

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Randall Cobb and Jaire Alexander are both in uniform after sitting out the preseason opener. This will be the debut for Alexander, the Packers first-round pick.

Eric Lundsten ESPN Producer 

Alex Smith told Lisa Salters that he will start the game tonight for Washington, but likely only a series of action.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Less than two hours till Steelers-Packers. Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs will get all the quarterback snaps. Rudolph got first crack at two-minute drill in Tuesday's practice so perhaps he'll start but both will likely get a half of work.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady made a rare pre-game trip to the field and spoke briefly with Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, took a few tosses and then signed a few autographs on his way back to the locker room. Brady seldom goes through that type of pre-game routine; perhaps he was looking for Nick Foles.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is in the building. His first action since the Super Bowl comes, fittingly, against the Patriots. (Photo courtesy of Mike Reiss)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Julian Edelman goes through a detailed pre-game workout routine, which includes crouching low to catch footballs that are lower to the ground.

Turron Davenport ESPN 

Adoree Jackson explained how he made a spectacular interception in the corner of the end zone vs Mike Evans.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Julian Edelman finishes up a pre-game workout prior to tonight's preseason game against the Eagles.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski went through a workout on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium, and returned to the locker room looking like he had exerted significant energy about three hours before kickoff. That seems to be an indication he won't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles. Others with Gronkowski included TE Dwayne Allen, LB Marquis Flowers, CBs Cyrus Jones, Ryan Lewis and Jonathan Jones, and safety Nate Ebner, all of whom are rehabilitating injuries.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks had Aretha Franklin's "Respect" playing in their team meeting room before practice today in honor of the late singer. Said Russell Wilson: "I know Aretha Franklin meant a lot to Ciara, meant a lot to me."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks have had the same five offensive linemen -- Duane Brown, Ethan Pocic, Justin Britt, D.J. Fluker and Germain Ifedi -- working with the No. 1 offense for the majority of training camp, and almost exclusively of late. It's a change from the frequent mixing-and-matching favored by previous O-line coach Tom Cable, who, for among other reasons, wanted players to have experience at multiple spots in case of emergency situations. Russell Wilson seems to appreciate having the same five in front of him. He estimated that it's the first time since their 2013 Super Bowl season that they've had a consistent offensive line in practice. "And that consistency is huge," Wilson said, adding: "It makes a big difference. It makes a big difference in communication, how guys step up and how they play. I think Coach Mike Solari is doing a tremendous, tremendous job."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys concluded their final practice in Oxnard, California, and coach Jason Garrett rewarded the players by giving them the final walkthrough and meetings off on Thursday. “They said we're going to the beach for a couple of hours and enjoy the rest of the day off,” wide receiver Tavon Austin said. The Cowboys will return to Dallas on Friday and play the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium on Saturday.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Earl Thomas is now subject to over $1 million in fines from the Seahawks after missing the first three weeks of training camp. Asked about Thomas' absence today, Russell Wilson said he considers him the best safety to ever play. "I believe that he'll be ready to play when he decides to — if he decides to come back."