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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints practiced outdoors Friday in some San Diego-like weather (meaning cooler than usual in New Orleans). Sean Payton said he felt like the team's response in practice was good this week after an 0-3 start and first double-digit loss on Monday night.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant expressed regret as to how he handled his two-day absence from the team earlier in the week. He said he is day to day with his tibial plateau fracture in his right leg but he would play it safe in determining when he would play again.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Friday tight end Virgil Green and right tackle Donald Stephenson have been ruled out of Sunday's game in Tampa. Both have calf injuries. Ty Sambrailo is expected to start at right tackle and John Phillips will start at tight end.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns could be down two cornerbacks in Washington. Joe Haden (groin) was limited Friday and is questionable, and Tramon Williams (shoulder) is doubtful.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Head coach Bill O'Brien confirmed that defensive end J.J. Watt is out for the rest of the season after he had surgery. The Texans put Watt on IR on Wednesday.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Cushing (knee) said no decision has been made on whether he will play on Sunday. He said he always wants to play, but it's not his decision to make.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Receivers Kendall Wright and Tajae Sharpe will play. Tight end Delanie Walker and linebacker Nate Palmer are questionable. Safety Da'Norris Searcy and corner Cody Riggs are out.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones (calf), Mohamed Sanu (shoulder), Tevin Coleman (ankle), and Devonta Freeman (illness) all had full participation in practice Friday and are set to go against Carolina on Sunday.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Bill O'Brien makes it official, rules out JJ Watt for rest of season after Thursday's back surgery.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Julian Edelman doesn't want to look too far ahead to Tom Brady's return Monday. "We have a game before that. When he comes back, we'll obviously be happy, but we have a job ahead of us with the Buffalo Bills."

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Jerry Jones dice no saber si Dez Bryant juega este domingo contra los 49ers en Santa Clara. Asegura que la decisión tiene q ver con tolerancia al dolor de Beyant porque los médicos no creen q se agrave su fractura si juega... #Cowboys

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase said center Mike Pouncey (hip) is expected to return to practice next week and will have a chance to play Oct. 9 against the Titans.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots RB Dion Lewis, who is recovering from a second surgery on his knee, walked through the locker room during the media-access period. He remains on the reserve/PUP list.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase said pocket presence can be taught and that's an area where QB Ryan Tannehill must improve.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase said CB Tony Lippett is the starter right now after their decision last night. But Gase said Byron Maxwell must continue to work and see what happens.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Arie Kouandjio will start at left guard for the Redskins Sunday with Shawn Lauvao out. It's not a surprise but coach Jay Gruden made it official today.

Matthew Berry @MatthewBerryTMR

If I had to pick up a Bills WR, it's Robert Woods for me, but there are likely better options available in your league.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Ryan Shazier is OUT for Steelers-Chiefs. OG Ramon Foster and WR Eli Rogers also out.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After Sammy Watkins was ruled out of Sunday's game at New England, it's fair to question if the Bills will be without their top wideout for an extended period of time.

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