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Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Rams official injury report Wednesday: RB Malcolm Brown (Ankle) DNP; LB Clay Matthews (Jaw) DNP; CB Jalen Ramsey (Not injury related) DNP; RB Todd Gurley (Quad) limited.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

If you would've given Aaron Rodgers a 5-1 start considering what the last 2 seasons have been like and with a new coach, he would've taken it. "I think we all would have taken it, for sure," Rodgers said. "I did say I think at the end of last season I didn't feel like a rebuild was necessary." He added though that he thinks "this is definitely the toughest stretch of our schedule."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers' new Ryan Grant definitely knows about their old Ryan Grant. Said the new receiver about the former running back: "Since I've been drafted into this league I've been mistaken for that guy. Yeah, we share the same name. Some say we look alike. I guess it's good to have his name around here. When asked if they've ever met, he said: "Never. I would like to, though."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks list six players (plus TE Will Dissly) as non-participants Wednesday: LT Duane Brown (biceps), RG D.J. Fluker (hamstring), S Lano Hill (elbow), S Bradley McDougald (back), LB K.J. Wright (knee) and DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle). WR Tyler Lockett and RB Chris Carson were limited (not injury-related). Dissly is still on the 53-man roster but is expected to be placed on IR due to his season-ending Achilles injury, perhaps when the Seahawks activate DT Jarran Reed by the end of the week.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

To quote Jon Gruden, WR Tyrell Williams "has a plantar fascia. We believe it's plantar fasciitis, or fascia. Whatever that is, he has. And it's not getting much better." Williams has not practiced since before the Raiders' win at Indianapolis on Sept. 29.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said he "blacks out" during big moments. Kyle Shanahan said he does, too, though it's not as obvious as Saleh. Shanahan added: "Players do it too. I mess with (Richard) Sherman that he's done it at the coin toss the last couple weeks."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers participation report on Wednesday: Did not participate -- TE George Kittle (groin), DT D.J. Jones (hamstring), WR Deebo Samuel (groin), RB Raheem Mostert (knee), FB Kyle Juszczyk (knee), OT Joe Staley (fibula), OT Mike McGlinchey (knee), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (foot), DT DeForest Buckner (vet day). Limited participation -- DE Dee Ford (quadricep), CB K'Waun Williams (hand).

Brady Henderson ESPN 

What's clear from Pete Carroll's comments on Earl Thomas: he looks at the bigger picture of their relationship and not how it ended poorly. "My heart's pretty big, pretty wide open to these guys from the time we spend together and all the stuff that we do," he said. "It's way more important than something that happens, some gesture or some statement."

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't exactly have many fond memories of his time as offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, the team the Niners face on Sunday. Asked Wednesday for his favorite part of coaching there, Shanahan said, "Being able to work with my dad and be around some other good coaches." Asked for the worst part, Shanahan said, "Everything else." After a brief pause, Shanahan said he liked a lot of the players, also.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers WR Geronimo Allison is indeed in the concussion protocol — another reason they signed veteran wideout Ryan Grant.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Rams RB Todd Gurley (Thigh contusion) participated in Wednesday's walk through and is expected to take part in individual drills during practice, Sean McVay said. McVay also said that running back Malcolm Brown (Ankle) is day to day.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Pete Carroll said his understanding is that Will Dissly will have Achilles surgery Thursday, so his season is indeed over. That leaves two true tight ends on the Seahawks' 53-man roster: Luke Willson and Jacob Hollister. George Fant, a de facto tight end, may have to start again at left tackle for Duane Brown Sunday vs. Baltimore. Carroll seemed to be hinting at another potential move at tight end when he said "we're working on some stuff." Brown didn't take part in the Wednesday walk-through.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

A rundown of the Packers' roster moves: Signed: WR Ryan Grant. Released: RB Tra Carson. Declared to practice: TE Jace Sternberger (IR-designated to return); S Ibraheim Campbell (PUP). Added to practice squad: KR/CB Tremon Smith, RB Damarea Crockett.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Players the Bucs worked out today, per source: punter Trevor Daniel, wide receivers TJ Jones, Tommylee Lewis and Eli Rogers; running back Marcus Murphy.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Jarran Reed said he didn't get to bed until 3:30 a.m Monday morning because he was so excited to return to the Seahawks' facility with his six-game suspension over. Reed knew exactly how many days his suspension covered: 42. "I counted every one of them," he said. As for his readiness, Reed said: "I worked my tail off. Trust me: I'm ready."

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had TE/FB Orson Charles, FB Ricky Ortiz and RB/FB George Aston in for free-agent workouts. The team, which has an open spot on the practice squad, is always updating emergency lists.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions safety Tracy Walker, after watching the unnecessary roughness penalty again, said "I couldn't have done nothing else better, legit, nothing else better," on the collision with Geronimo Allison on Monday night. He said he hasn't heard from the NFL about his postgame comments but that if "that situation comes up, I'll deal with it when it comes. But I don't think about it right now. That's not going to affect me. If I consequences because of what I said, whatever, I got to handle it."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

A bunch of Lions limited on Wednesday, but not surprising with a short week:

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Corners Jalen Mills (foot) and Ronald Darby (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday. A group of notable players were sidelined, however, including: LB Nigel Bradham (ankle), DT Fletcher Cox (illness), WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot), CB Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck), T Jason Peters (knee) and RB Darren Sproles (quadricep).

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie receiver Terry McLaurin said his former college teammate, quarterback Dwayne Haskins is getting more comfortable in the huddle and making more plays in practice.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur indicated the Packers have no plans to reduce Jimmy Graham's role despite his ineffectivenss and dropped TD pass against the Lions. LaFleur said he wants "to make sure he knows we believe in him … I think he's going to be ready to battle back this week.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur said the Packers are sticking with Darrius Shepherd on returns even after his fumble against the Lions. "He's a young player; I don't think you cut the cord with one mistake," LaFleur said. Meanwhile, they'll face their former returner, Trevor Davis, with Oakland on Sunday.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed center Anthony Fabiano, wide receiver Ishmael Hyman and running back Aca'Cedric Ware to the practice squad. Fabiano and Ware both worked out for the Bucs Tuesday.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked how the Saints offense would handle the loss of RB Alvin Kamara if he can't play this week, QB Teddy Bridgewater used himself as an example of the next-man-up mentality. And he pointed to the total team approach that has lifted the Saints.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for at least 96 yards in four games against Philadelphia in his career but understands the challenge this week in seeing the NFL's second-ranked run defense. A starting running back has not had more than 43 yards rushing against the Eagles this season. “They have a great front. It starts up front,” Elliott said. “They have a great defensive line and that's the heart and soul of their defense. As they go, their defense goes.”