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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

INJURY UPDATE: TE Antonio Gates, S Dwight Lowery and DT Brandon Mebane were given veteran days off as the Chargers held their final practice of training camp at Jack Hammett Sports Complex. The practice was closed to the public. Along with those three, TE Jeff Cumberland (hamstring), TE Sean McGrath (knee), DE Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), T Tyreek Burwell (hand), CB Trovon Reed (hip), CB Casey Hayward (hamstring), WR Dontrelle Inman (unknown), LB Denzel Perryman (ankle) and G Forrest Lamp (knee) did not practice. WR Mike Williams remains on the PUP list with a back issue, but Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said the Clemson product can run full sprints and is ahead of schedule. The Chargers still have no time table for Williams' return. The Chargers will hold their first practice at the team's new facility, the Hoag Performance Center, on Thursday.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he does not expect things to get heated when he faces the Rams on Saturday, 17 days after the two teams have three fights during a joint scrimmage. Rivers had a running conversation during the joint practice between Rams' defensive backs, along with former Chargers defensive coaches in Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and linebackers coach Joe Barry. "It was all in fun, just like the same chirping I do with my own teammates out here," Rivers said.


Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning visited Bears practice on Wednesday. "I know he was over at Northwestern yesterday," said John Fox, who coached Manning in Denver. "I think he's enjoying retirement."

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49ers' Katie Sowers becomes the NFL's first openly gay coach and 2nd full-time female assistant coach in NFL

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard on Wednesday: "I was literally at Kyle Long's place as a rookie, seventh round draft pick, not even knowing if I'm going to make the roster. I was sleeping on an inflatable mattress that I bought from Wal-Mart and now look where I'm at." -- Bears left tackle Charles Leno, who signed a 4-year extension on Wednesday.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Kellen Moore with an impressive long-field fade to rookie receiver Noah Brown for a touchdown. He followed that up by overthrowing Lance Lenoir on a fade on the next play. Moore has taken more snaps with the No. 2 offense so far today.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Wednesday's injury report: Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey had wrist surgery and will be out about 6 weeks. Akiem Hicks, Josh Bellamy, Jeremy Langford, Prince Amukamara and Nick Kwiatkoski all returned to practice. Pernell McPhee -- PUP list -- did side work, per head coach John Fox.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Mike Glennon, who was in Tampa when the Bucs drafted Jameis Winston, responds to Chicago letting rookie 2nd overall pick Mitchell Trubisky take some first team reps at practice.


Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Ahí están uno contra uno Zack Martin frente a Stephen Pea y LaEl Collins contra DeMarcus Lawrence en la práctica de los Cowboys este miércoles.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor and quarterback Kirk Cousins stuck around after practice Wednesday, trying to work more on their timing. Cousins must get used to how Pryor runs a certain route compared to tight end Jordan Reed.


Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Kareem Hunt got the ball more than 850 times in his four collegiate seasons at Toledo, so he felt right at home last weekend when the Chiefs gave the rookie running back the ball seven times in a 10-play stretch during the first quarter of their game against the Bengals. "It was a good feeling, being able to get a lot of touches early to get into the flow of the game," Hunt said. Hunt rushed for 40 yards and caught passes worth 23 more, but his best play came when he didn't get the ball at all. Hunt took out two defenders with a single block to allow Alex Smith to complete a fourth-down pass. "I saw two guys coming and I just sacrificed my body," Hunt said. "I was pretty much just trying to make a play."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky reacts to the team's decision to give him some first team reps during Wednesday's practice.


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have signed former Vikings fullback Zach Line, according to his agent Mike McCartney – reuniting him with fomer backfield-mate Adrian Peterson. Line, 27, spent the past four years in Minnesota as a blocking back, with 25 career rushing yards, 103 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He'll have a hard time unseating fellow former NFC North veteran John Kuhn as the Saints' fullback, however.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants CB Valentino Blake was given a roster exemption and designated "exempt/left squad." Ben McAdoo mentioned he was a guy they had to "leave inside" today.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox announced that rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky took some first team reps on Wednesday and will start the second half with the starters in Chicago's third preseason game at Tennessee on Sunday. Fox says Mike Glennon will start vs. Titans and there's been no official change to the quarterback depth chart.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran linebacker Justin Durant is taking part in team drills for the first time in training camp. Since he signed close to the start of camp and didn't have the benefit of the offseason program, the Cowboys have been deliberate in their approach with him to avoid injury.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is at Cardinals' practice today standing with team president Michael Bidwill.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

At the Colin Kaepernick rally in NYC, a picture the Seahawks' Michael Bennett has been asking to see both on and off the field.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn on if there's a rivalry between the Chargers and Rams in LA: "Not really because neither one of us have done anything yet. So you've got to do something first. Maybe the fight is between the marketing departments, I don't know."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Large crowd at Colin Kaepernick rally, which begins with James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Every Voice and Sing," also known as the Negro National Anthem.