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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger calls retired TE Heath Miller ‘probably the best teammate I've ever played with.'

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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 black guy. I'm still a kid from the hood, and we will never forget those moments."

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Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), WR Marqise Lee (knee), and C Brandon Linder (illness) are not expected to practice today.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell named AFC offensive player of the week. Bell's 179 rushing yards on 32 carries and 12 receiving yards produced 43 percent of the Steelers' total offense in Kansas City.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that QB Tyrod Taylor has had some "very, very good days" this season.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro has “played some of his best football” in the past few weeks after he was battling inconsistency the first two weeks and was temporarily pulled from the lineup. “There are a lot of things he's doing well right now,” said Payton, who said Vaccaro plays better when he's up closer to the play -- though Payton stressed that the team did not single out Vaccaro during the defense's early struggles. “These last few games, he's been outstanding.”

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said he just talked to the players about repeated mistakes that will cost them, despite their current three-game win streak. “We'll have no chance if we can't clean up some of these areas,” said Payton, who was asked for some specific examples. “Our third-down numbers offensively ... our communication defensively and eliminating some of the big plays that we've given up, even in the last game. I think our field goal protection has struggled – it's gonna cost us in a game. Our penalties on special teams are gonna cost us in a game.”

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans K Ryan Succop named AFC special teams player of the week after going 5-for-5 vs. Indy. Succop joins Rob Bironas as only Titans players to win ST player of the month and week in the same season. Succop has made a NFL-record 51 field goals under 50 yards.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints DE Cameron Jordan, who had two sacks and a batted pass/interception in the end zone for his first career touchdown Sunday, was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

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."

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.

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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.