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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals will wear white jerseys and black pants at Pittsburgh this weekend. They're 25-28 in that combination since 2004.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and DE Chris Long were both excused absences from Tuesday's practice so they could attend the team/player meeting in New York regarding social activism/demonstrations.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Meeting between NFL players and owners here on Park Ave is well into its third hour. Owners present likely will be late for scheduled 1 pm owners meeting downtown. This is a great thing for players, who want to feel their voices are being heard on these important off-field issues. The time the league and owners are taking to listen has to be encouraging to those looking at the bigger picture beyond the kneeling.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood, who has been sidelined the last two games with what he described as swelling in his knee, was able to practice in full during Tuesday's light session and believes he's on track to play against the Redskins Monday night.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil (neck) has participated in every drill during the media portion of practice so far. Could be on track to play for first time since the opener.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion protocol) participated in stretching today. Working on the side with Thomas Davis now. Part of the five-step process of returning from the protocol.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens make a change at reserve inside linebacker, signing Steven Johnson and releasing Jonathan Freeny. Johnson is a six-year veteran who's played for the Broncos, Titans and Steelers. He played one game for Pittsburgh this season and was released on Sept. 23.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants reinstated Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and waived CB Michael Hunter, who has surprisingly been buried behind Ross Cockrell after strong summer.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams' special teams contributed 17 Expected Points Added in Sunday's win over the Jaguars, the highest EPA total for any special teams unit in the last 10 years. The Rams got a kickoff return (by Pharoh Cooper) and a blocked punt (by Cory Littleton) for a touchdown. Greg Zuerlein made a 56-yard field goal, and Johnny Hekker pinned four punts inside the opponents' 20.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As he mentioned on Sunday, 49ers S Eric Reid is in New York today for the meeting between players and owners discussing social justice reform and community initiatives. Niners CEO Jed York is among the owners participating as well.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger said on 93.7 the Fan that Martavis Bryant doesn't want to go anywhere based on his talks with him, and "there haven't been any inklings of unhappiness' from the playmaker.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers center Ryan Kalil (neck) is in full pads and looks ready to practice. He hasn't played since the opener.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Shea McClellin is eligible to begin practicing this week after opening the year on injured reserve, and asked if that will happen, Bill Belichick said it is a "possibility." The decision would come after consultation with the medical staff.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) is not dressed for practice but he is here.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers players have spoken to Martavis Bryant with an encouraging tone this week, saying he's crucial to the game plan and it's too early to be frustrated. Ben Roethlisberger was among those who spoke to him.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans WR Rishard Matthews was invited to Tuesday's NFL meetings, but could not attend because he played in MNF. Matthews, who has been vocal in his right to protest and stance against racial injustice, sent in a letter instead, per his agent.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Credit Titans DC Dick LeBeau for making second half adjustments. They sent more blitzes, 9, at Jacoby Brissett in 2nd half. They got 6 pressures. Brissett went 2-9 for 17 yards. Brissett completed just 45-percent of his passes for 93 yards in the second half.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

DRC will return to work with his teammates Wednesday. That's because Giants players have off Monday and Tuesday this week as part of Ben McAdoo's plan to promote rest and recovery following West Coast trips. Giants players will have off Monday and Tuesday this year after trips to Denver, SF, Oakland and Arizona.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

RBBC alert! Derrick Henry (40) outsnapped DeMarco Murray (38). But Henry (20 for 145 yards, TD) and Murray (16 for 87 yards, TD) both got plenty of touches. Great recipe for Titans offensive success going forward. And a reminder that every Taywan Taylor snap is a good one.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers sign veteran linebacker Andrew Gachkar, in his seventh year out of Missouri. Could be insurance for Luke Kuechly, who remains in the concussion protocol.

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Josh Norman arrives at the NFL Offices, where a group of players are meeting with some owners regarding the National Anthem protests.


Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Browns CB Jason McCourty instantly knew Deshaun Watson "is going to be really good," changed Texans offense. Compared his value to Andrew Luck, Marcus Mariota.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions punter Sam Martin is returning to practice. He has been on the NFI list. It's possible Martin could return for Week 8 against Pittsburgh. Jeff Locke has been handling punting in his absence.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

The NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball on Monday filed a 71-page brief opposing New Jersey's attempt to legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Dec. 4.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers jump to No. 4 in ESPN's NFL power rankings. Pittsburgh moves up six spots from the previous week, the most significant jump among teams in the top 10.