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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said the Saints' youth and inexperience on defense is “part of the challenge that we have in front of us. But ... we've got to go out there and put those guys in a position where they know exactly what to do and can be able to go out and execute. I think that's our job as coaches.” Allen said the defense has had “good energy' this week despite the early struggles. “I think the biggest message is we have to keep grinding and get ourselves out of this hole. That's part of the NFL, you're going to face adversity, and how you respond to that's going to be critical to your success.”

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Final Jets injury report: They're optimistic that DE Mo Wilkerson (shoulder) will play. On Wednesday, Wilkerson said he's not concerned. Coach Todd Bowles seemed somewhat encouraged today. If TE Will Tye (illness) can't play, it'll create a bigger workload for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who makes his season debut. That's not ideal; they'd like to bring him back in a modified role.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

The Lions are known for their QB and passing game. Their defense is probably underrated. Detroit has held opponents to 20 or fewer points 11 times since the start of last season. That is tied for second in the NFL behind only the New England Patriots (12).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had the following players in for free-agent workouts: WR Corey "Philly" Brown, DT Stefan Charles, DE Lamar Houston, QB Taylor Heinicke (signing to practice squad), WR Tavares King and WR Riley McCarron (signed to practice squad).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots rookie LB/DE Harvey Langi was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness (face mask on special teams) in Sunday's win over the Saints. It was his first NFL play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Not only did Terrance Williams not practice because of an ankle injury Friday but fellow wide receiver Brice Butler was limited because of ankle injury as well.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CB Buster Skrine was fined $24,309 for unnecessary roughness (helmet-to-helmet) on Raiders RB DeAndre Washington.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are signing quarterback Taylor Heinicke to their practice squad, per a source. Heinicke, of Old Dominion, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Vikings in 2015. In New England, he adds a third layer of depth at quarterback, as the Patriots only have two players at the position in Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

On the 49ers' pass rush against the Rams, coach Kyle Shanahan said it "wasn't good enough" and that "our guys didn't win." Niners leaned on four-man rush more often than not and didn't have nearly the success they had in Seattle against the Rams. In fact, the 49ers finished with no sacks and three quarterback hits.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Like with LB Reuben Foster, 49ers S Eric Reid (knee) is also not expected to return from injury in time to play against Arizona next week. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Reid is going to take a bit longer than Foster to get back, which means he's likely another two-three weeks from being in that conversation.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As Niners coach Kyle Shanahan indicated Thursday night, the team has three players in the concussion protocol: FB Kyle Juszczyk, LB Brock Coyle and S Jaquiski Tartt. All three will go through normal procedure before they can be cleared to return but will have a few extra days to recover because of the extra time off after a Thursday night game.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he would be "shocked" if LB Reuben Foster was ready to return from his ankle injury next week against Arizona. Foster is progressing and is out of his walking boot but it sounds like the original one-month projection for a return will remain the target.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants TE Evan Engram fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Lions on Monday night. Odell Beckham Jr. not fined for Jarrad Davis hit.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers DE Tank Carradine has a high ankle sprain, according to coach Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan said the team will have to make a decision on whether to place Carradine on injured reserve because he's expected to miss an extended period of time.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Evan Engram fined $12,154 for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after scoring Monday night. He grabbed his crotch during his celebration. Expensive first touchdown.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons OLB Vic Beasley was not fined for his hit on QB Aaron Rodgers.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Mark Ingram is more used to playing in a timeshare and enduring some quiet days for the run game than new teammate Adrian Peterson. But he said that doesn't make it any easier.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee), T Joe Barksdale (foot) and LB Hayes Pullard (knee) listed as questionable for Sunday but head coach Anthony Lynn said he expects all three to play. WR Mike Williams (back) and CB Jason Verrett (knee) have been ruled out.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

After watching the tape of the offensive pass interference call against WR Trent Taylor late in Thursday night's game, coach Kyle Shanahan said, "I saw a very good route."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Smith is listed as QUESTIONABLE to play Sunday night at Washington after the cornerback was a full participant in practice Wednesday then limited Thursday and full again on Friday. This is as healthy as the Raiders (2-0) have been this young season.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers list 7 as doubtful for Sunday vs. Cincinnati: David Bakhtiari, Randall Cobb, Mike Daniels, Davon House, Nick Perry, Jake Ryan and Kentrell Brice.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

RT Marcus Gilbert, OLB T.J. Watt both OUT for Steelers vs. Bears. DE Stephon Tuitt questionable.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Engram cleared the concussion protocol. He is no longer listed as questionable. He is good to go.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

The Eagles are going to be down several players in the secondary Sunday against the Giants. CBs Ronald Darby (ankle) and Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) are both out, along with S Corey Graham (hamstring). Starting safety Rodney McLeod (hamstring) is questionable. Receiver Torrey Smith also showed up on the injury report Friday with an illness. He is listed as questionable.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Receiver Terrelle Pryor said he doesn't miss his quarterback days, not after watching teammate Kirk Cousins. Pryor played 14 games at quarterback for Oakland from 2011-13.

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