Bruce Arians on Blaine Gabbert's opportunity with the Cardinals: “I’ve always kind of seen him as a starter in waiting.”
How will Larry Fitzgerald signing a one-year extension through 2018 impact Bruce Arians' decision to return next season? "That’s totally different. They’re separate entities."
Patriots have ruled out center David Andrews (illness) for Sunday's game. WR Chris Hogan, WR/ST Matthew Slater and OT Marcus Cannon also out.
Tahir Whitehead was not fined for roughing the passer against Cleveland. Duke Johnson Jr. was fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Lions on the final play of the first half against Detroit.
Neat behind-the-scenes moment: Bill Belichick watched all 4,000 cadets march into lunch, then addressed them. Lt Gen Silveria then presented him an Air Force hoodie. Belichick, in turn, presented a Patriots hoodie. Mitchell Hall erupted.
Falcons' injury report for Friday: WR Julio Jones (ankle) and OG Andy Levitre (knee) back practicing and limited; RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) and P Matt Bosher (left ankle) held out.
Chargers injury report: OUT – T Joe Barksdale (foot). DOUBTFUL – LB Hayes Pullard (neck), LB James Onwualu (quad). QUESTIONABLE – DE Chris McCain (quad), QB Philip Rivers (concussion).
Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby was fined $18,231 for his third-quarter hit on Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson that forced Wilson out of the game briefly.
The NFL's decision not to fine Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict for contact with an official suggests the league office did not agree with the decision to eject him from last Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. The minimum fine for contact with an official is $30,387. But replays showed that Burfict lightly swatted away the arm of down judge Jeff Bergman. It was hardly an egregious act. Burfict has deserved most of the discipline in his career, but this was one instance where his reputation got the better of him.
Jameis Winston sitting out Sunday's game was already determined and announced earlier this week, so that's not because of the allegations but because of the shoulder injury. Unless the team reverses course, he's still expected to travel to Miami.
Jets CB Buster Skrine was fined $48,620 by the league for unnecessary roughness in last week's loss to the Bucs.
As expected, Ty Montgomery officially ruled OUT for Sunday against the Ravens. Jamaal Williams should start at running back.
Russell Wilson said he felt fortunate to avoid a jaw fracture on the hit -- which was from Arizona's Karlos Dansby -- and that doctors told him they may have had to wire his mouth shut had he been hit any harder. Wilson said he had to wear a special mouth guard for a few days after last Thursday's game and that he couldn't eat solid foods. Wilson said he's fine now.
VIDEO: Chargers' coach Anthony Lynn on how Philip Rivers practiced this week: "He's looked fine. He's looked like he's normal."
Vontaze Burfict was not fined for making contact with an official last week, although he was ejected from the game.
Tom Brady smiles as he talks about a week away, which meant he wasn't at home to be told everything he did wrong. After realizing what he said, he then laughed. "Didn't mean that!"
Russell Wilson on the NFL's investigation into a possible violation of the league's concussion protocol by the Seahawks: "I think that the league's got to do what they've got to do and obviously it's really important for player safety and everything like that. I was completely fine, just my jaw got busted up pretty good as you guys can see. But we're cooperating and doing everything that we can to make sure we that we do it the right way."
With Tamba Hali and Dee Ford out for Sunday's game against the Giants, the Chiefs are left with only rookie Tanoh Kpassagnon as a backup at outside linebacker behind starters Justin Houston and Frank Zombo. Kpassagnon, a second-round draft pick, has played just 12 defensive snaps this season. He was a defensive lineman in college at Villanova. "He’s coming along really (well),'' defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said. "Is he going to make some mistakes? Yeah. Almost every position has mistakes in the game . . . I think he’s had the right attitude and the right work ethic and I think he would be fine.''
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Philip Rivers will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game due to a concussion. A full participant in Friday's practice, Rivers still has not cleared the NFL concussion protocol. Lynn said Rivers will be evaluated by doctors either Friday afternoon or Saturday. "He's done more and more every day in practice, so that's encouraging," Lynn said. "But still he's got to see the doctors and be evaluated. And we'll see what happens."
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian says he wouldn't be where he is today without Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Sarkisian worked under Carroll at USC.
The Bucs have waived wide receiver/kick and punt returner Bernard Reedy and promoted Freddie Martino. Reedy had a 44-yard punt return against the Jets, the longest for the Bucs since 2015.
Here is the final injury report for the Bucs and Dolphins. Vernon Hargreaves is officially out.
LBs Tamba Hali and Dee Ford will not play for the Chiefs on Sunday against the Giants. They were among four injured players listed as out for the Chiefs on their final injury report of the week. The others are WR Albert Wilson and DL Allen Bailey.
Some good news on the injury front for the Rams. All of their starters are good to go. Backup RB Malcolm Brown (knee) is out, and should be for a while. No. 3 TE Derek Carrier and backup CB Troy Hill (hamstring) are questionable. Rams were very conservative with their veterans in practice this week, but that was by design.
Nobody has been ruled out for the Saints on Sunday, though S Kenny Vaccaro (groin) and LB A.J. Klein (groin) are both highly questionable. Vaccaro didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, and Klein practiced on a limited basis Friday for the first time all week. Everyone else -- including DE Cameron Jordan -- is expected to play. Jordan practiced fully on Wednesday, then he practiced on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday.