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Thursday practice report for New Orleans

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8. OT Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps) was a limited participant, and TE Chris Manhertz (head) practiced in full.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Herbie Teope

Evan Spencer retires

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Evan Spencer was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Friday, Sept. 9.
Buccaneers.com

Charcandrick West a full participant

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (elbow) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.
Chiefs.com

Full practice for Matt Jones

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Friday, Sept. 9.
Redskins.com

One catch for Ted Ginn Jr.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Carolina Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. had one catch for five yards on one target in a 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1.
ESPN.com

Arizona practice report for Thursday

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Arizona Cardinals CB Justin Bethel (foot), LB Lamar Louis (knee), DL Frostee Rucker (neck) and RB Stepfan Taylor (knee) were limited participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 8. LB Alex Okafor (biceps) was a full participant, and DL Kareem Martin (knee) did not practice.
AZCardinals.com

More on Drew Brees' deal

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' new deal includes $44 million guaranteed and a $30 million signing bonus. He has a base salary of $1 million in 2016 with a $17.25 million cap hit and a $19 million cap hit next year.
The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

Thursday practice report for Seattle

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Seattle Seahawks TE Nick Vannett (ankle) and OG Germain Ifedi (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 8. CB Tharold Simon (knee) was a limited participant, and DT Jarran Reed (toe) was a full participant.
The Seattle Times - Bob Condotta

Josh Doctson limited in practice

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') was a limited participant in practice Friday, Sept. 9.
Redskins.com

Greg Olsen busy in opener

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen had a team-high seven catches for 73 yards in a 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1.
The Associated Press

Mike Evans sheds weight

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans lost 15 pounds to around 220-225 pounds, which he played at in college. Evans has also worked on the mental aspect, which includes letting go of his mistakes.
ESPN.com - Jenna Laine

Jerick McKinnon questionable for Week 1

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (foot) will be listed as questionable for the Week 1 game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Sept. 11, but he should be 'fine,' according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Vikings.com

Jimmy Graham a full participant

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.
The Seattle Times

Cam Newton hit hard in loss

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 18 of his 33 passes for 194 yards, a touchdown and an interception and ran 11 times for 54 yards and a touchdown in a 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1. He was sacked three times and took at least three blows to the head.
ESPN.com

Philip Rivers restructures

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers restructured his contract Friday, Sept. 9, to convert $6 million of his 2016 base salary converted into a roster bonus, which created $4.5 million in cap space.
ESPN.com - Field Yates

Thomas Rawls under the weather

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.
The Seattle Times

Quiet night for Demaryius Thomas

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas had four catches for 48 yards on six targets in a 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.
ESPN.com

Austin Howard to miss game

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 1.
Raiders.com

Three Ravens ruled out

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), LB Elvis Dumervil (foot) and CB Jerraud Powers (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 1.
BaltimoreRavens.com

Kendall Wright ruled out

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 1.
TitansOnline.com

Eric Ebron listed as questionable

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.
DetroitLions.com

Markus Wheaton 'unlikely' for Monday

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) missed practice again Friday, September 9, and 'looks unlikely' to suit up for the team's season opener Monday, September 12.
ESPN Radio - David Todd

Rob Gronkowski not expected to play

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 1 but is not expected to play, according to a source.
NFL Network - Courtney Fallon

Friday injury report for Dallas

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back), DE Charles Tapper (back) and LB Mark Nzeocha (Achilles') did not participated in the team's walkthrough Friday, Sept. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 1. OG Ronald Leary (groin) fully participated in the walkthrough and is listed as questionable.
DallasCowboys.com

Kelvin Benjamin in more than anticipated

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:34 PM EDT - updated
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin played 'about 15 more snaps' than head coach Ron Rivera would have liked in the team's season opener Thursday, September 8, against the Denver Broncos.
The Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person