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Our experts still think Drew Brees is elite for his game with the Eagles Sunday. Quarterback rankings

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady talks about how he will spend some extra time before Sunday's game getting acclimated to AT&T Stadium in Dallas, where he has never played.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins players spoke about the increased energy in practice today. Veteran Branden Albert says the key is players buying in to new interim coach Dan Campbell and says they are.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions QB Matthew Stafford said there has been an effort to get the ball out quick the past couple weeks -- in part due to the defenses the are playing and Arizona is no different.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson is going through individual drills for the first time since hurting his hamstring in the season opener. Tight end Jordan Resd is not practicing. He suffered a concussion against the Eagles.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson said he didn't know the batted ball rule, but saw the ball going out of the end zone. If he had to do play over, he would do the same thing.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly asked trainer Ryan Vermillion for permission to hit the blocking dummy. He got the thumbs up to do that even though he is not in pads. When he gets the thumbs up to practice after being in the concussion protocol for almost a month remains to be seen.

Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

Jeff Fisher on Todd Gurley: "We drafted him to be the back of the future. We didn't draft him to be the back in the opener."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Dalton said coaches put an emphasis in training camp on having him extend plays more and create outside of the pocket. The Bengals QB showed that on his rollout that led to a 55-yard TD pass to Brandon Tate last Sunday.

Mark Dominik @MarkdominikESPN

I don't think Luck will play again on Thurs. night. If Colts sit him he will have 10 more days to rest that shoulder. U must think long term

Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

Rams coach Jeff Fisher on Aaron Rodgers: "I know you guys hear it every week from every coach but he's very impressive."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh on batted ball rule: "My opinion is the rules should be as clear as possible for the officials to officiate. There shouldn't be rules out there that the officials struggle with remembering."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals QB Andy Dalton on Seahawks CB Richard Sherman: "He's a player who understands how offenses attack ... We have to be precise with what we do around him." Dalton credits Kam Chancellor with setting Seattle's defensive energy, too.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona HC Bruce Arians said he would "totally" support full-time referees. Said more games are being decided by calls on non-reviewable plays -- felt his team was on the wrong side of one last week.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The intensity and energy at Dolphins practice today was the highest I've seen during the season. New interim head coach Dan Campbell made his first footprint.

These teams have their priorities in order

Some players on these "Mighty Mites" teams stopped what they were doing to dance when "Watch Me Whip" came on -- while the rest of their teammates continued to play. Watch them 'Whip'

Laure Farrell

Odell Beckham Jr. fined

The Giants receiver was fined by the NFL approximately $9K for his actions in Sunday's game in Buffalo, a source told ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano. Several Bills players accused Beckham Jr. of throwing punches after plays late in the Giants' 24-10 win in Buffalo.

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Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

Coughlin: “Odell came to me this morning. I was disappointed, because I think he’s above and beyond that type of stuff.”

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Coughlin says he takes MRSA infection cleanup "very serious." NFL and NFLPA asked Giants to address situation with players this morning. As for Victor Cruz, he will not practice today. Also says Odell Beckham Jr. approached Coughlin this morning and spoke about extra curricular stuff vs Bills. "He's very competitive, very energetic."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Not all bad news for Panthers on the injury front. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery back in full pads after missing the last two games with a high ankle sprain.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Neither LeSean McCoy (hamstring) or Karlos Williams (concussion) will practice today for the Bills. If they can't play Sunday, Boobie Dixon will be the Bills' top running back Sunday in Tennessee, Rex Ryan said Wednesday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says it's possible that Bills will only keep one of their kickers, Billy Cundiff or Dan Carpenter, for Sunday's game in Tennessee. Doesn't know who will handle field goals in the game yet.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly apparently still in the concussion protocol. No pads or helmet.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell brings his team to the middle of the field for contact one-on-ones. Miami is doing some hitting today.