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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints DE Cameron Jordan, who had two sacks and a batted pass/interception in the end zone Sunday, was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. According to the NFL, he is the Saints' first Defensive Player of the Week since Darren Howard in 2005.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph is the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after he had two interceptions, a TFL and three passes defensed in Houston's 33-17 victory over the Browns.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott said Wednesday the Bills see offensive tackle as a "position of value across the league" and feel like having five on their 53-man roster is a "good problem to have." Asked specifically about the possibility of trading one of their tackles, McDermott said, "We look at everything."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) has been cleared to practice Wednesday on a limited basis. He remains day-to-day. CBs E.J. Gaines (groin) and Leonard Johnson (hamstring) will also be limited in Wednesday's practice. Cordy Glenn (ankle/foot) will be full participant.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Just a future Hall of Famer studying his playbook in the media work room here in London.

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

According to Sal Paolantonio, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill led off the NFL Owners this morning by presenting community outreach programs available in the city of New York for league and player partnership.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson was named the NFC offensive player of the week. It's the eighth time he's won the award. He ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries Sunday in a win over the Bucs.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Did You Know: Adrian Peterson will become the first player ever to appear in multiple games in London in a single season on Sunday.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin said Bengals' offensive identity starting to come into focus. Joe Mixon more of a feature back, defense still elite. As for warning Steelers about Vontaze Burfict challenge? "No, they know who he is," Tomlin said.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

More of what Richard Sherman said about how Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned after some teams lost their starting quarterbacks to injuries: "No, I'm not that surprised. This league is odd in that way. I think they had a point to make and they made it." Sherman said he doesn't buy the idea that Kaepernick is unsigned because he may be a poor fit in some offenses, saying there are employed quarterbacks who are "terrible in any system." Sherman: "Then you hear these coaches and scouts that are like, 'Well, we didn't like him coming out of college.' People didn't like Tom Brady coming out of college; he went in the sixth round. These people aren't know-it-alls. They don't know everything. These scouts don't know everything. Aaron Rodgers fell to 24. How many people would turn around and regret that decision. People should be losing their jobs because they're idiots. You've heard every excuse in the book for why he doesn't have a job, but you see what it is. They've agreed not to get him a job and it is what it is." Sherman said he thinks Kaepernick will have a hard time winning his grievance against the NFL over alleged collusion.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Last week, Richard Sherman visited a Tacoma, Wash. hospital to surprise a young girl named Ellie, who was upset that she had misplaced her beloved "Shermie" doll. "I think she lifted my spirits more that I lifted hers," he said. "She was such a happy-go-lucky little girl, every time she turned around, she was glowing and smiling and laughing, and then her and my kids were having a good-old time. They didn't have a care in the world, so it was a good time, man. I didn't really think about it as being a big deal, they kind of filmed it and everything and made it a big deal, but it was just cool to hang out with her and see her and try to brighten her day a little bit." Sherman said the Seahawks are bringing Ellie to their next home game.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the NFL's reaction to Ezekiel Elliott being granted a temporary restraining order that will allow him to play Sunday at San Francisco: "We are confident our arguments will prevail in court when they are taken up again later this month."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Richard Sherman said the efforts of NFL players to promote social change shouldn't be discredited because they're wealthy: "Seven years ago, I had negative $45 in my account. What was I then? I'm still a back guy. I'm still a kid from the hood, and we will never forget those moments."


Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

In response to reports that 49ers linebackers Ray-Ray Armstrong and Reuben Foster were the target of, and escaped an attempted armed robbery early Monday morning, the team released the following statement: “We are aware of the reports regarding the robbery and are very thankful no one was harmed. Reuben and Ray-Ray have been, and will continue to be, cooperative with any further police investigation.”

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short grew up about 35 miles from Chicago's Soldier Field in the the city of East Chicago, Indiana. He lived a few blocks from one of the most dangerous streets in the state. As the Panthers prepare to face the Bears on Sunday Short spent time on ESPN Charlotte's "Inside the Lair" podcast talking about giving back to his community.


Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With injuries piling up on the defensive line, the 49ers signed defensive linemen Tony McDaniel and Leger Douzable to the active roster on Tuesday. To make room, DE Arik Armstead (broken hand) was placed on injured reserve and TE Logan Paulsen was released.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

What will the Seahawks' offensive line lose with Luke Joeckel out? "A lot of experience, a really good player," O-line coach Tom Cable said. "You could argue that he's been the most consistent, solid guy for us through five games." Cable said Mark Glowinski and Ethan Pocic, who are competing to replace Joeckel at left guard, will both play Sunday against the Giants. He didn't reveal which of them will start.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

A sign the Chargers' roster has improved, for a second straight week the Bolts lost a player on waivers. The New York Giants claimed LB Nigel Harris. The Chargers lost safety Dexter McCoil to the San Francisco 49ers last week.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Tuesday made a series of practice-squad moves, signing safety L.J. McCray, formerly of the Panthers, while releasing OL Jordan Mudge and DL Marquavius Lewis. That leaves one open spot on the practice squad that could go to CB Greg Mabin, who was waived from the 53-man roster Monday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Tuesday signed WR Deonte Thompson and waived RB Joe Banyard. Thompson appeared in one game in 2014 for Buffalo and played in 28 games since 2015 for Chicago, including five games this season. His addition casts some doubt on the status of Jordan Matthews (thumb), who was upgraded to day-to-day this week.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants claimed LB Nigel Harris off waivers from the Chargers. Romeo Okwara (knee) was placed on injured reserve. Okwara sprained his MCL and is likely sidelined at least a month.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins are signing kicker Nick Rose to replace Dustin Hopkins, who will be placed on short-term IR with a hip injury per source. Rose kicked at Texas but has not yet kicked in the NFL.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

You might've noticed in my Week 7 rankings that I've still got Ezekiel Elliott ranked (No. 2 in PPR), because his situation is somewhat unclear. If I assume he's ineligible to play Sunday, I'd slot Alfred Morris as my RB26 (between James White and Jonathan Stewart) and Darren McFadden my RB34 (between Mike Gillislee and Isaiah Crowell).

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

And River Cracraft showed the Broncos he has recovered nicely from last season's ACL surgery as he posted on Twitter he has signed with the team. He will wear No. 19 and could contribute as a slot receiver fairly quickly when he gets a comfort level in the offense.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Among the wide receivers the Broncos worked out Tuesday, two are rookies who suffered knee injuries in their final college seasons and those injuries affected their draft status -- River Cracraft and Domonique Young. Cracraft missed the last three games of Washington State's '16 season with a torn ACL while Young tore his ACL, LCL and PCL when he dislocated a knee in Purdue's game against Illinois in '16. Young went to the Jets' rookie camp earlier in offseason.