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Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings have signed safety Jack Tocho to the practice squad. He was drafted by Minnesota in the 7th round and played in four preseason games where he notched six total tackles, three special teams tackles and a fumble recovery before being waived on Sept. 2. Tocho was originally a cornerback in college at N. C. State before he transitioned to safety with Minnesota.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns signed DB Reggie Porter off the Ravens' practice squad. Porter is a rookie out of Utah originally signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent,

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday his receivers need to win more 1-on-1 matchups.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after he had five catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

The re-election of DeMaurice Smith as executive director feels like an example of grown-up business sense by the NFLPA. It avoids the messy, student-council-election feel of the 2015 process in which Smith was re-elected over eight challengers. Eric Winston and the union leadership consulted the Major League Baseball players' union and streamlined their process to look more like the one the MLB players use to elect their executive director. The current NFL CBA takes a lot of external criticism, but the players themselves are obviously happy with it and with the way Smith has represented them, so he'll handle the next CBA negotiations as well.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton explained the Stephone Anthony trade, saying they had reached a point in their development of the former first-round pick and roster depth at linebacker. And unfortunately they didn't get the snaps they wanted to see from Anthony during the preseason because of an ankle injury. “I think the world of him,” Payton said, adding that he hopes he can “bounce back in Miami.”

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday he is concerned about DT Marcell Dareus' (ankle) availability for Sunday's game vs. Denver. McDermott said Buffalo re-signed DT Deandre Coleman on Wednesday as a contingency plan.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

RB LeSean McCoy will be rested during Wednesday's practice. OLB Lorenzo Alexander also gets a rest day for the Bills.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Shaq Lawson (nerve contusion) will not practice Wednesday but coach Sean McDermott said "we're confident that he's on a day-to-day basis."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Agnew was named NFC special teams player of the week after his 88-yard punt return for a touchdown. It's the first time since 1999 the Lions had back-to-back players of the week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs running back Jacquizz Rodgers started Sunday's game against the Bears battling the flu. His wife Samantha Rodgers tweeted out that he's had it since Friday. She's since deleted the tweet. Rodgers rushed for 67 yards on 19 carries (3.5 avg) with a touchdown.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills DT Marcell Dareus has a sprained ankle and will not practice Wednesday. Bills LT Cordy Glenn has a foot injury -- to the opposite foot to which gave him problems this offseason -- and will also not practice Wednesday.