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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.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis couldn't think of one play Drew Brees has made that stands out, probably because the Saints quarterback makes so many each week.


Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Through two games, the Texans' pass defense has held opposing quarterbacks to an average completion percentage of 55 percent for 169 yards, both ranked in the top 6 in the league, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Of course, that's against Blake Bortles and Andy Dalton, so Sunday vs. the Patriots will be a bigger test.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Larsen looks like he will replace Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil again this week with Kalil missing the past two practices with a neck injury that kept him from playing this past Sunday. And yes, Larsen has his own nickname from quarterback Cam Newton. He's "Bucky Larson" from the movie "Born to Be a Star." Let Larsen explain.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons WR Julio Jones said at the end of the day it "comes down to us" in talking about facing the Lions defense and top cornerback Darius Slay.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Thomas talks about "the coolest" tweet or text he received after playing in the game that gave him his 10,000th consecutive snap.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera would love to have Cam Newton practice full every day but understands rest during the week is the best thing for Newton's shoulder right now.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

At Broncos practice Thursday, left tackle Garett Bolles (lower leg) was back in practice and moving fairly well with left foot and ankle taped over shoe. Also cornerback Bradley Roby (ankle), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hamstring), and safety Darian Stewart (groin) were practicing.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Mularkey saw a little bit of progress from DeMarco Murray today, but they'd like to see him practice Friday. He thinks he'll practice.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said there is concern that center Ryan Kalil (neck) won't be ready for Sunday's game.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton once again officially limited o. practice. Center Ryan Kalil did not practice. Here is the full Panthers injury report.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrad Davis (concussion), Travis Swanson (ankle), Tavon Wilson (shoulder) & Dwayne Washington (quad) all not participating in open portion of practice for Lions. Davis watched from the side with a hood over his head in the heat for the second straight day.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarco Murray (hammy) didn't practice today. He was inside on the treadmill during the viewing period. Mike Mularkey said Wednesday he was hopeful to have him for Sunday.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Neither Cardinals WR John Brown nor LT D.J. Humphries were on the field for the open portion of practice today.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting development as rookie John Ross (knee) did not practice on Thursday. He was listed as limited with an illness on Wednesday. Tyler Eifert (back) and Trey Hopkins (knee) also did not practice.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what we saw from Sam Bradford during the open portion of today's practice. Appears to be moving around a bit more than we saw yesterday. All accounted for at practice.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Robby Anderson (knee) practiced on a limited basis. As expected, DE Mo Wilkerson (shoulder) and RG Brian Winters (abdomen) didn't practice. DE Leo Williams still is experiencing soreness from a preseason wrist injury and was limited in practice.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Hopkins said his chemistry with Deshaun Watson is "getting better and better everyday." "At practice, I've seen the difference from when we first started throwing together to yesterday. We're growing, we're getting to know each, and it's getting better,” Hopkins said.