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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach announced an MRI revealed left guard Matt Slauson suffered a torn biceps injury that will require surgery, ending his season. Rookie third-round pick Dan Feeney will step in and fill the void. A team captain, the Chargers will miss Slauson's leadership and grit.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have kept DT Khyri Thornton and cut QB Brad Kaaya. If Kaaya clears waivers he would be a likely practice squad candidate.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano has ruled Andrew Luck (shoulder) out for practicing this week. Center Ryan Kelly (hamstring), offensive lineman Denzelle Good (wrist) and safety Clayton Geathers (neck) will practice on a limited basis this week.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett did not put a specific timeframe on Dan Bailey's ability to return from a groin strain but said it would be "at least a couple weeks."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer thinks both Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater will travel with the team to London. Zimmer laughed off a report that the Vikings wouldn't play Bridgewater at Twickenham Stadium because of the slick surface of the soccer pitch. It's not likely that Bridgewater will come off the PUP list until the 21-day window, which was activated last Monday, closes ahead of Week 10.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the league, there will be no suspension for Vontaze Burfict following his kick in the direction of a Steelers player on Sunday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said maligned CB Buster Skrine "had some technique errors" against the Dolphins. "It wasn't his finest day." That's putting It mildly. Bowles hinted that Jarvis Landry's TD in the first quarter was on Skrine, which would mean he allowed three TD passes in the loss. Still, he won't get benched, according to Bowles.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles defended the strategy and the play selection on Josh McCown's interception. Asked if they should've called a safer play than a sideline pass, Bowles said it was no different than if it were a running play and the back fumbled. But it was different because the odds of fumbling are much less than an interception. Bowles said he wanted to "go for the win. (McCown) didn't see the guy. He made a mistake. He'll learn from it. ... I don't feel any regrets about the play."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Great line from Sean Payton, who wasn't about to revel in the fact that the Saints are in first place in the NFC South with 10 weeks left in the season. “I don't think anyone's paying attention to the horse at the quarter pole,” Payton said. “I think that what we're paying attention to most is the things that we have to clean up. We've gotta be able to block for the PAT or the field goal. We've gotta be able to catch a punt. We can't let a runner run right through the middle of our defense untouched for 70 yards. We've gotta make sure we understand how we're blocking a certain play. We've gotta understand coverages. We've gotta understand the location of a football in certain looks. These are all things that even a week ago in the second half of the Detroit win, there were a number of things that championship teams are not doing. And we're working to get better in those areas.”

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

After watching Robby Anderson's helmet spike/unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty, Jets coach Todd Bowles said, "We don't condone anything like that. We don't tolerate anything like that. It won't happen again." Bowles said he talked to Anderson about it and "we're on the same page." He said Anderson has to "find a better way to handle his frustration and he will." Bowles refrained from commenting after the game because he said he didn't see it.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars LT Cam Robinson has a sprained ankle but coach Doug Marrone said he did not have a timetable for Robinson's recovery. The Jaguars are off this week and play host to Cincinnati on Nov. 5. Marrone said the team will re-evaluate Robinson, RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) and C Brandon Linder (illness) when the players return on Oct. 30.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Optimistic news on the injury front as the Vikings head to London. Mike Zimmer said there's a possibility Stefon Diggs (groin), Nick Easton (calf) and Mackensie Alexander (hip) return this week. He also reiterated that he doesn't think Riley Reiff's knee injury is anything "too serious." Zimmer didn't speak specifically about left guard Jeremiah Sirles but was asked whether Sirles/Easton could return this week and spoke in general that several players possibly coming back.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton already has three games with multiple interceptions after having only three all of last season in what statistically was his worst season. They have come in the last five games. Asked about that, offensive coordinator Mike Shula replied: “Overall, he's better than last year. We've had some unfortunate things [happen] on interceptions.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula admits he might have to consider simplifying the offense some with all the new players such as rookies Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel: “We need to look at that. And that's a fine line. You don't want to cut it down too much.''

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers need to get Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb the ball more. "We do, and we will," Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said. But Bennett said they need more than 50 plays on offense to get everything done that they want.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer defended Andrew Sendejo's hit on Mike Wallace under the belief that he felt the receiver established himself as a runner. Zimmer plans to consult the league for further clarification: "I think the receiver took five steps after he caught the ball and I think he (Sendejo) hit him with a glancing blow," Zimmer said. "I don't know what the officials, I know what they told me but I'm going to turn it in and see what they say, and the league. Just see what they say. He established position as a runner, took two extra steps. Xavier (Rhodes) was trying to pull the ball out, which he ended up doing. The guy went down a little bit but in my opinion, he was a runner." The play happened on the Ravens second drive. Wallace sustained a concussion on the play and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive coordinator Mike Shula doesn't concern himself with criticism from the outside after a game like Sunday when the Panthers failed to score a touchdown. He doesn't concern himself over job security when that criticism turns into fans and critics calling for him to be replaced. “I have concerns about our offense getting points on the board and helping us win,'' he said.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said Duane Brown is "in good shape" after he ended his holdout on Monday and said he could play Sunday against the Seahawks.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Ron Rivera was asked on Monday if he was happy with the play-calling, a kind way of questioning the decisions of offensive coordinator Mike Shula after the Panthers failed to score a touchdown in Sunday's 17-3 loss at Chicago. Rivera said he was pleased with what Carolina is doing. Here is what tight end Greg Olsen said about critics questioning Shula: “We've shown around here that we've been a very good offense. So a lot of that is typical overreaction to bad games. That's the easy way out. That's the easy critique for people who watching from a distance don't really have an idea what's going on. So that's the easy solution to everybody who doesn't have much knowledge of what we're actually doing.''

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers' DE Cam Heyward: ‘You're measured by greats here.'


Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said he could see Duane Brown playing on Sunday against the Seahawks.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Monday he was "really impressed" by Marcell Dareus' play in Sunday's win over Tampa. Dareus played the most snaps (57%) since Week 1. Frazier said Dareus played with "great effort" and had a "really good week of practice ... we all could see he was headed in the right direction."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers' prognosis: "There's a reason he's on IR," Mike McCarthy said. "It's a minimum of eight weeks and worst-case scenario he'd be lost for the season."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

As he did after the game, Jets QB Josh McCown took ownership of his killer interception. Reflecting today, he called it "just a bad feeling. It's something I'll learn from and move on. I want to be better in that situation. I plan to be better in that situation. ... I hate it for our team in that moment. I hate it for everybody because we all wanted to win."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy on the Packers having only 10 men on the field for Mark Ingram's TD run: "The communication was not good enough yesterday. We had some guys going in and out. It's been excessive in our defensive backfield."