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Is Tebow's tryout is just for show?

Tim Tebow does not need a showcase for MLB teams, Buster Olney says that the former NFL QB needs to prove himself by playing actual baseball games. Game changer (Insider)

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper has returned to practice for the Raiders after taking Tuesday off. Here, he watches the pass come in from Derek Carr.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Crabtree secures the pass from Derek Carr.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Geno Smith will be the second quarterback vs the Giants, per Todd Bowles. He will try to get Bryce Petty action as the 3.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper dressed and ready to practice, it appears, after the receiver sat out practice on Tuesday,

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he still believes he has a legitimate shot to win the starting quarterback job after sitting out the first two preseason games and nearly two weeks of practice, Colin Kaepernick said "Yeah, most definitely."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Last week, 49ers GM Trent Baalke said he and QB Colin Kaepernick had sat down and had a good conversation recently. Asked what his relationship with Baalke is like now, Kaepernick called it a "business" relationship. Asked if he would agree with the characterization of the conversation as a good one, Kaepernick said "We had a conversation." Kaepernick, of course, was the subject of a number of trade rumors during the offseason but remained with the team.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick says he is feeling good after the first three practices of the week and he's excited to get back on the field on Friday night for his preseason debut. Kaepernick has been dealing with shoulder fatigue but came back to practice on Monday. Coach Chip Kelly said earlier Wednesday that the coaching staff will sit down and divvy up quarterback reps on Thursday.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater got more work in the Vikings' Wednesday practice than he did on Tuesday, throwing a 40-yard pass downfield and hitting Kyle Rudolph on a pair of crossing routes. Bridgewater, who sat out last Thursday night with a sore shoulder, said he plans to play on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. On his 40-yard throw on Wednesday, Bridgewater overthrew Rudolph, but a referee working the practice called Captain Munnerlyn for pass interference.

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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

C Cam Erving left the Browns joint practice with the Bucs early. Coach Hue Jackson said he took Erving out to be careful: "He just had his ankle sprained a little bit. I wanted to get him out of there so we'd have a chance to play him on Friday (vs. the Bucs). I think he'll be fine."