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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DL Leonard Williams (wrist) was downgraded to "limited" with what he's calling a bone bruise. It's a preseason injury that was initially called a sprain. Williams said he's having "ups and downs with it. It's been bothering me at times." He has been experiencing post-game swelling. This sounds like something he'll have to play through this season.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the Bucs-Vikings injury report today. Head coach Dirk Koetter mentioned that the team is battling a flu bug. Both Chris Baker and Jacquies Smith are sick.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

While starting right tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle/concussion) returned for warmups and position drills at Patriots practice Thursday, he did not participate in any team drills, per the club. If Cannon can not play Sunday, four-year veteran Cameron Fleming would be his projected replacement.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs safety Chris Conte was fined $24,000 for an illegal hit Sunday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) upped his level of participation in team drills on Thursday, as he was limited in those drills, per the club. On Wednesday, Gronkowski did not participate in team drills, per the club.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald turned the tables on the Dallas media after answering questions and asked if Orlando Scandrick practiced. When told he did, Fitzgerald called Scandrick one of the best corners in the NFL working the slot.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons' injury report: Third running back Terron Ward added to the list while limited by a neck/shoulder injury. If he can't go Sunday, then perhaps rookie Brian Hill would make his NFL debut coming off an ankle injury. Coach Dan Quinn expressed no concern about Ward.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Fantasy owners, take note: Jets offensive coordinator John Morton said he'd like to continue with a three-man backfield -- Matt Forte, Bilal Powell and rookie Elijah McGuire, who made his debut last week. Forte shares his thoughts on the switch.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian talks about keeping Julio Jones involved throughout all quarters of the game. Jones got off to a fast start last week vs. Packers while going over 100 yards receiving despite not being much of a factor in the second half in terms of catches.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Receiver Terrelle Pryor said he hasn't seen much reaction to his tweet to Rams safety Cody Davis about the hit to his knees. But he saw some coverage on ESPN. Pryor sprained an ankle on the play.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

OC Todd Haley said Steelers offense an 'unselfish group,' having playmakers who want the ball a good problem to have.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

No change to the Vikings injury report. Sam Bradford (knee) and Anthony Barr (hamstring) were limited again. Pat Elflein (ankle), Mackensie Alexander (wrist) and Xavier Rhodes (hip) all full participants for second day in a row.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Only change on the injury report was Bryan Bulaga's participation from full to limited (and Spriggs to IR).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrad Davis, Travis Swanson, Dwayne Washington and Tavon Wilson all don't practice Thursday. Ezekiel Ansah (knee) and Joe Dahl (Lower leg) limited. Swanson, if he missed Sunday, would be a big concern.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Geno Atkins is aiming for his seventh straight game with at least half a sack (7.5 sacks). Andy Dalton is looking at his seventh straight game where he was sacked at least once (17 total).

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Ezekiel Elliott on his controversial lack of effort plays in loss to Denver. "Obviously I was very frustrated, but there's no excuse for the lack of effort I showed on tape. I just can't do that, being one of the leaders of this team. I'm a guy that people count on here so I can't put that on film. We addressed it in house. I'm definitely not that type of player and that's definitely not who I am for this team. I was frustrated and I wasn't myself."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said C Spencer Pulley (knee) will practice Thursday and is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Chiefs.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Jalen Ramsey (ankle), LB Lerentee McCray (knee), WR Jaelen Strong (hamstring) did not practice for the Jaguars on Thursday. LT Cam Robinson was added to the injury report after hurting his shoulder. C Brandon Linder (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Explaining why they re-signed PR/WR Kalif Raymond to the practice squad after his costly muff on Sunday, Jets coach Todd Bowles said they wanted to keep working with him because he's "got some tools to develop." He was referring to Raymond's receiving ability, not just punt returning. Bowles ruled out the possibility of signing Raymond to the roster and using him on Sunday. They have a "handful" of candidates to return punts and kickoffs, per special teams coach Brant Boyer. Jeremy Kerley and Elijah McGuire are thought to be among the candidates.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins have a special teams championship belt. This week kicker Cody Parkey has it for making four field goals against the Chargers.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens running back Terrance West didn't practice for the second straight day. He's dealing with a calf injury. There were three others who didn't practice: DT Brandon Williams (foot), TE Maxx Williams (ankle) and CB Jaylen Hill (hamstring). WR-PR Michael Campanaro (ankle) returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Cam Newton threw lightly on the side today and did all the other non-throwing drills in practice. But as Panthers coach Ron Rivera reminded, this is the new norm for the 2015 NFL MVP to get ready for games each week. “You want to get him out there,'' Rivera said. “But what you don't want to do is not for the arm to have a chance to rest. Again, he went through a surgery. . . . It's one of those things, rest is probably the best thing.''

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell estimated he was 10 pounds heavier than normal last week because he couldn't get a good sweat going during practices in Southern California. He's happy to be back in the humidity of South Florida and feels back to normal.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles it will be important for the team's medical staff to see how he handles the increased activity he has today. He will be evaluated Friday morning along with the team's other players who are currently receiving treatment.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Koetter said that the flu is still a concern with the Bucs. He said they had another player diagnosed with it today, so that player can't even be in the building. We'll have a new injury report here shortly.