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3hKevin Seifert

Josh Brown added to commissioner's exempt list; what does it mean?

What is the exempt list exactly? What can -- and can't -- a player do on paid leave? What's next for Brown? Kevin Seifert has answers.

Giants 'condoning domestic violence' by keeping Brown (1:39)
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9hBill Barnwell

Blame Grigson, not Luck, for Colts' mess

"When you pay Andrew what we did, it's going to take some time to build on the other side of the ball," said Colts GM Ryan Grigson, who has had plenty of time and not much to show for it in Indy.

Stephen A. mashup: 'Cowboys are an accident waiting to happen' (1:06)
Jalen & Jacoby: Why are NFL ratings down? (1:10)
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Answering Week 7's biggest fantasy questions

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi and Lions WR Golden Tate each had eye-popping fantasy stats in Week 6. Were those fluke performances or are they destined to be repeated? NFL Nation reporters weigh in.

All signs point to Eifert's Sunday return (0:52)
Neil Jamieson

Football Kit Mashups: From A to Zenit

Football. And football. Same name, two totally different sports. But one thing they do have in common is iconic uniforms that help shape team identities. With the club season in full swing (and amid international break monotony), we had some fun.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

All signs point to Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert making his season debut on Sunday against the Browns.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Vernon Davis was fined $12,154 for his celebration penalty in Sunday's win over the Eagles per source. Davis made a jump shot with the ball over the goal post, drawing a 15-yard penalty.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR John Brown was listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game. He was diagnosed with sickle-cell trait on Thursday through a blood test, coach Bruce Arians announced Friday. When asked if he thought Brown would play Sunday, Arians said: "Your guess is as good as mine."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll said TE Jimmy Graham (knee/hip) is "ready to go" and will play. Kam Chancellor is doubtful.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Niners also list WR Torrey Smith (back), CB Rashard Robinson (concussion), DT Glenn Dorsey (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, 49ers officially ruled out RB Carlos Hyde for Sunday because of a shoulder injury. Mike Davis, Shaun Draughn and, possibly, DuJuan Harris will split time though Davis seems likely to get first crack at it.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie LB Elandon Roberts, who is one of nine Patriots players who are questionable for Sunday's game, seemed to be making progress from an ankle injury as he appeared to make it through a good portion of practice.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers DT Kawann Short was fined $18,231.for his roughing the passer penalty on Drew Brees on Sunday. Brees said Short punched him in the mouth.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the entire Redskins-Lions injury report:

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Lions ruled out Eric Ebron (ankle/knee), LB DeAndre Levy (knee/quad), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder), RB Theo Riddick (ankle).

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Life will soon change for Chiefs RB Spencer Ware


Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams noted that the Giants are "very good run after catch" (tied for fourth best in the NFL, actually). Rams struggled with that in a 31-28 loss to the Lions. "We've got to do a good job tackling," Williams said. "I don't think we tackled well last week as we normally do."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury report: Nine questionable players – TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Jamie Collins (hip), WR Julian Edelman (foot), DT Woodrow Hamilton (shoulder), DE Shea McClellin (concussion), WR Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and DT Vincent Valentine (back). Of the group, Collins' status is most notable as he also missed last Sunday's game.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Lions ruled out TE Eric Ebron (ankle/knee), LB DeAndre Levy (knee/quad), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder), RB Theo Riddick (ankle).