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Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk speaking about unity and praising the impact players have on the community.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

USC QB Sam Darnold didn't have eye-popping numbers in the Trojans' win against Cal on Saturday but he didn't really need to. Darnold finished 26-of-38 for 223 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Text from an NFL scout who watched the game on what he saw from Darnold on Saturday: "Same thing as usual, all the traits are there. (He's) got the size, arm talent, always seems poised. Needs to be more consistent and would like to see him push ball down the field more than he did."

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

From talking to players, it's clear Trump comments were a major topic of discussion in NFL locker rooms, charter flights, group texts, etc. on Saturday. Lots of discussion about what should/shouldn't be done at games Sunday. It's important to remember that these locker rooms all have players in them who have supported Trump as well as those who haven't, and that creates some emotional dialogue. But a lot of these guys are angry. There's definitely a sense of "We can't just sit here and take this" from some players. My guess is there will be new forms of protest at games Sunday, but it's hard to predict any consistency on how different players and different teams will handle it. This is likely to be the story of Week 3, at the very least.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' statement today: "Our country needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness. We need to seek to understand each other and have civil discourse instead of condemnation and sound bites. I know our players who kneeled for the anthem and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone. They wanted to start a conversation and are making a difference in our community, including working with law enforcement to bring people together. We all can benefit from learning, listening and respecting each other. Sports is a common denominator in our world. We all have the responsibility to use this platform to promote understanding, respect and equality."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers president Mark Murphy: "It's unfortunate that the President decided to use his immense platform to make divisive and offensive statements about our players and the NFL. We strongly believe that players are leaders in our communities and positive influences. They have achieved their positions through tremendous work and dedication and should be celebrated for their success and positive impact. We believe it is important to support any of our players who choose to peacefully express themselves with the hope of change for good. As Americans, we are fortunate to be able to speak openly and freely."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Just in: Both Jacquies Smith and Chris Baker have been downgraded to 'out' for tomorrow for the Bucs. Both players did not make the trip to Minnesota due to the flu.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Predicting the Jets' inactives for tomorrow: G Brian Winters, TE Eric Tomlinson, TE Jordan Leggett, QB Christian Hackenberg, S Rontez Miles, CB Derrick Jones and DE David Bass. DE Mo Wilkerson, listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, is expected to play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerbacks Nolan Carroll (concussion) and Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) have been ruled out of Monday's game. Defensive tackle Stephen Paea (knee) is questionable after not practicing three straight days. Paea went through a workout after practice and should be available to play.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers CEO Jed York tweeted his response to President Donald Trump's comments about the NFL on Saturday afternoon: “The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for. Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world. The San Francisco 49ers will continue to work toward bringing communities, and those who serve, them closer together.”

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Cardinals were to do anything in protest of President Trump's comments on Friday night that encouraged NFL owners to essentially fire players who protested during the national anthem, it'd be done as a team, defensive tackle Frostee Rucker said. “I know we do have enough leadership and will to stick together and not do anything single-handedly,” he said. “I don't think anybody wants to be isolated in that because it's a dangerous thing when you're isolated.”

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals defensive tackle Frostee Rucker, one of the team's defensive captains, said a day after President Trump encouraged NFL owners to fire players who protested during the national anthem that the team can't let a single person dictate how they feel. “You know, it's a shame that we're still dealing with these issues over and over and over and he somehow gets a pass to say these things. These guys, we got to stay together and show them in a different way instead of lashing out and being pissed off about it. We got to stick together and show them what compassion love and everything else we do. It's a brotherhood in this locker room. We're out in the community, we know ourselves. We know everything we're about so we can't let one single person, even though it's the president, dictate how we feel. We stick together, we're in a union and if someone takes a knee, it's almost like we all take a knee. He said what he said. We're going to stick together rand be a team and that's about it.”

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he's already met with his team to discuss President Trump's comments from Friday night. He added that he meets with his team every week to discuss certain topics. Two weeks ago, the Cardinals met and talked about what the team could do to help hurricane victims.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

‘'That is an individual right of an American.” -- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on how players balance the respect for first responders and the military with feeling the need to do something in the wake of President Trump's comments from Friday night that NFL owners should fire players who protest during the national anthem.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Prediction: The Jets' best chance to win is to stop running back Jay Ajayi, shifting the onus to the turnover-prone Jay Cutler. Problem is, it's hard to trust the Jets' run defense, which has yielded a combined 370 yards in two games. On the other side, the Jets will have problems with Miami's front four, especially without guard Brian Winters (abdomen). Defensive end Cameron Wake is a Jet killer: seven sacks and four forced fumbles in 15 games. The Jets will be 0-3 for the first time since 2003. Dolphins 24, Jets 20

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

A statement from Steelers president Art Rooney II regarding Donald Trump comments: "I believe the Commissioner made an appropriate statement, and I have nothing to add at this time."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

It was a mostly underwhelming first half for USC QB Sam Darnold, who continues to struggle to find a rhythm save for a big chunk of the Trojans' win against Stanford. Darnold was 16-of-24 for 157 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the opening half against Cal. Darnold seemed to get better in the second quarter before an interception down the seam.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong words from the Giants in response to President Donald Trump's comments:

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians reacted Saturday to President Trump's comments made last night about how he thinks players who protest should be treated by NFL owners: "I thought the commissioner had a great statement and I agree with it. I've been in locker rooms for 25 years, and some of the most reputable men I've ever met wear that uniform and to even get to overcome the things in their life to get to the NFL is amazing. What they've done in the last month for hurricane relief victims speaks volumes of what we're all about in the NFL. And I'll just leave it in that."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran Cardinals defensive tackle Frostee Rucker said Saturday he doesn't know yet if any teammates are planning on protesting Monday night but "I know guys are upset." Rucker added: "If there is anything like that, it'll be unified."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints promoted both Arthur Maulet and Justin Hardee from the practice squad since they're so thin at cornerback due to injuries. To make room, they released veteran defensive linemen Darryl Tapp and Kendall Langford, both of whom were signed this week. Both vets could potentially be back at some point once the Saints get healthier in the secondary.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell has signed a contract extension to remain with the Lions, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter has reported. According to Schefter the multi-year deal was signed months ago and just never announced. Meanwhile, Caldwell continued to take questions about it without giving any clue he already had a deal in place.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

USC offense finally got going on that drive, spurred largely by some success with the run. QB Sam Darnold throws an easy 16-yard touchdown to TE Tyler Petite. Darnold off boot action, rolled right and dumped it to Petite, who did the rest. Darnold's best throw so far today came a few plays earlier when he moved up in pocket and fit throw into tight window to WR Tyler Vaughns for 12 yards.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

To make room for QB Taylor Heinicke on the practice squad (officially signed Saturday), the Patriots have released WR Demarcus Ayers from the practice squad. Ayers had signed with the Patriots despite having an offer to return to the Steelers' practice squad, but the addition of receiver Riley McCarron on Friday might have altered the team's practice squad plans with him.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR John Brown and LT D.J. Humphries were ruled out of Monday night's game against the Cowboys, coach Bruce Arians said.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

USC QB Sam Darnold off to another shaky start against Cal today. On first three series, Darnold is 4-of-8 for 36 yards and has nearly thrown a pair of interceptions. Both of those near picks came when rolling to his right. Trojans seem to be seeking offensive identity still as they run a number of concepts from shotgun looks. Darnold has been under center just once so far today.