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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills were planning on Jameis Winston starting Sunday in Buffalo, which Bucs coach Dirk Koetter made official Friday. Linebacker Preston Brown told 1270 The Fan this week that his team devoted 90 percent of its preparation efforts to Winston.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"Jameis will be our starter Sunday," said head coach Dirk Koetter. "He threw the ball well today."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Seven Ravens are not practicing Friday; WRs Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and Chris Matthews; RB Terrance West; TE Maxx Williams; OL Matt Skura; and LB Tim Williams. There were three players who returned to practice: TE Ben Watson, CB Jimmy Smith and DB Lardarius Webb.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are practicing without CBs Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and Eric Rowe (groin) for the third straight day. The expectation is that they will be out for Sunday night's game against the visiting Falcons.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith leads the Cowboys with 54 tackles, according to the coaches' count, but he will head to a reserve role Sunday against San Francisco with Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens able to play together for the first time this season. The Cowboys were forced to play Smith more than they initially wanted because of injuries to Hitchens and Lee. “Those guys are back healthy and we anticipate them playing a lot,” coach Jason Garrett said, But we'll certainly have a role for Jaylon. He's going to play a lot in this football game as well.”

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace misses second straight practice with back injury. He said he expects to play, but his absence Friday increases uncertainty. Wallace is among three Ravens receivers sidelined Friday. Breshad Perriman (concussion) and Chris Matthews (thigh) were the others.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is video from Jameis Winston's throwing session just now, including a very overthrown pass, his only errant throw. We only saw him for about 10 minutes but head coach Dirk Koetter planned to give him all the reps in practice. He completed mostly short-to-intermediate passes to DeSean Jackson, Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard and Bernard Reedy.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is practicing after missing most of the last two days with issues to his left knee that took a shot in last Thursday's loss to Philadelphia. He is wearing a sleeve on his left knee.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Just finished watching Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston throw for about 10 minutes. No team periods but he did throw to his receivers for the first time in four days. He still has some arm strength, that's for sure. At one point, he chucked the ball towards the corner of the end zone, very much overthrowing it, nearly hitting a group of reporters.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons Vic Beasley Jr. named the NFLPA's Community MVP for raising awareness and funds in fight against childhood cancer. Beasley donated $10,000 to Rally Foundation For Childhood Cancer Research. "My motivation comes from the kids," as well as the support from my family, friends, fans and teammates," Beasley said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryan Bulaga cleared the concussion protocol this morning, coach Mike McCarthy said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after Aaron Rodgers' surgery, ‘We're discussing all the long-term options at this point." Rodgers' surgery was performed out of town, and McCarthy said, "everything went well." Rodgers will not be at the game on Sunday against the Saints. "He's in recovery mode and will not be at the game," McCarthy said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, who continued to progress in the concussion protocol on Thursday, is headed to practice today with Cam Newton. Update on where he stands from Ron Rivera after practice.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) is questionable. Olivier Vernon (ankle), Jonathan Casillas (neck), Weston Richburg (concussion), Calvin Munson (quad) and Paul Perkins (ribs) are OUT.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Eifert said there's no long term concerns about his back surgeries and playing football. The doctor said it was OK to resume playing when he's fully recovered.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Eifert was in the locker room today. He said he feels "really good," after his back surgery, and will stay around Cincinnati for his rehab. Got a fist bump from Andy Dalton as Dalton passed by this morning.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday that he is "very encouraged" with progress that TE Charles Clay (knee) has made and he remains week-to-week. Clay has a torn meniscus and sprained MCL.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday that Jordan Matthews remains day-to-day. "We'll see how he does in practice today and then go from there."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

It looks like Cardinals cornerback Tramon Williams will start opposite of Patrick Peterson on Sunday against the Rams in place of Justin Bethel. Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Williams is "in a bunch of packages, and he'll be playing a bunch."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

All signs are pointing to Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson playing Sunday against the Rams here in London. He was taken out of last weekend's game because he reaggravated a quad tendon. "Pat has looked fine," coach Bruce Arians said. "Pat has looked fine.”

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians was starting to be asked a question about him and Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips being "around for a while"when he cut interrupted the question with a smile on his face "To say it nicely," Arians said. "Yeah, we're old shits. That's for sure."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said running back Andre Ellington did not practice because of swelling. He has a quad injury. Ellington in the only player not practicing.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals fans from around the world have found their way to London for Sunday's game. From right to left: Fatos Berisha flew from Kosovo, Michael Marlow is from Hamburg, Germany and Robert Ostwald is from Neubrandenburg, Germany. They were hanging out in front of the London Irish practice facility where the Cardinals are practicing this week.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Trotter, the president of the Pro Football Writer's Association, spoke to the Panthers about quarterback Cam Newton not fulfilling his media obligations this week. Newton and the team are aware the 2015 NFL MVP is subject to discipline if this remains an issue. "My expectation is that Cam will be speaking with the media in the near future," Trotter said.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs wasted the chance Thursday night to command the AFC West race.

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