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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints LT Terron Armstead and DE Bobby Richardson did not participate in the portion of practice open to the media Friday. It sure looks like Armstead won't play Sunday at Philadelphia after missing practice all week, though it's not official yet. First-round pick Andrus Peat will replace him if needed. ... G Tim Lelito was back in practice Friday after missing Thursday.

LeSean McCoy says he's out 3-4 weeks

McCoy has a grade 2 hamstring pull, which will force him to miss 3 to 4 weeks, the Bills RB said today. This offseason, Buffalo traded LB Kiko Alonso for McCoy, who has 146 rushing yards and zero TDs.

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

Shady: "I’d rather come back 100% and be the player that everybody was expecting instead of out there on one leg. So that’s the truth.”

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy says Bills have told him he could miss 3-4 weeks with aggravation of hamstring injury suffered in Week 3, but adds Friday, "Everybody's body responds differently. I'm a quick healer so I should be fine. I doubt it will take 4 weeks for me to get back."

Mike Sando NFL Insider 

Last season, Philip Rivers thew 1 TD pass with 4 INTs when Antonio Gates was off the field. He threw 30 TDs with 14 INTs the rest of the time. Gates makes his 2015 debut Monday night.

Mike Sando NFL Insider 

The Saints are allowing 9.8 yards per pass attempt, which is 2.5 yards worse than the league average and 4.1 worse than the league-leading Jets are allowing.

Mike Sando NFL Insider 

Josh McCown has 17 TD passes with two INTs when playing for the Browns and Bears over the past three seasons.

Mike Sando NFL Insider 

Andy Dalton averaged a career-high 13.4 yards per pass attempt last week. He faces a Seahawks defense that has never allowed more than 11.48 yards/attempt in a game under Pete Carroll.

What's up with Houston's defense?

A season ago, the Texans' defense was able to sack the quarterback on 7.4 percent of dropbacks without blitzing, which was the 2nd-best rate in the league. This year, they're sacking quarterbacks on just 1.2 percent of their non-blitz dropbacks (31st in the NFL).

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay said some of his best friends in the business are on Atlanta's staff, notably offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur. McVay told them, "there's nothing wrong with going 15-1."

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney briefly exited Thursday's game with what appeared to be an ankle injury. On Friday he wore a walking boot on his right foot. It's not clear if the injury is serious, but Clowney did return to the game afterward. He played 52 percent of the Texans defensive snaps.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy says he has a Grade 2 pull of his hamstring and team told him after Week 3 (at MIA) that it's a 3-4 week injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears receivers Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal are questionable to face the Chiefs on Sunday. Jeffery did not practice on Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday. Royal missed the entire week with an ankle injury.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) will return to action this week. Still all-in on Devonta Freeman this Sunday - my #5 RB.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Pro Bowl free safety Tashaun Gipson will miss Sunday's game against the Ravens with an ankle injury. CB Joe Haden is listed as questionable. Mike Pettine said he and Haden will have a conversation Saturday about whether Haden can play.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said WR Steve Smith (back) is making progress and he’s optimistic that he’ll return after Sunday’s game.

Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Eli Manning has been on a hot streak, tossing 7 TDs in his past 3 games. And with the 49ers coming to town, Berry believes it's a recipe for a handful of big plays vs. a team that has allowed the most 20-plus-yard plays this year. Love/Hate Week 5

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammy Watkins: "I don't know whether I'm going to play or not, but if it's an emergency, if I need to play, I think I'll play."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Karlos Williams (concussion) and LeSean McCoy (hamstring) have both been ruled out for the Bills for Sunday's game vs. Titans.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammy Watkins (calf) is officially questionable for the Bills' game Sunday vs. Tennessee. Watkins was limited in practice Friday.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said four starters will not play Sunday: tight end Jordan Reed (concussion), receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring), corner Chris Culliver (knee) and corner DeAngelo Hall (toe).

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Didn't see LB Justin Durant on the practice field today for the Falcons. Been absent all week with an elbow injury and was supposed to see the doctor yesterday. RB Tevin Coleman doesn't have black no-contact jersey on as the last two days. Appears ready to return from fractured rib.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) and TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) remain sidelined Friday. They have combined for 29 catches and four TDs this season.

OTL: Arian Foster's secular beliefs

Off the field, the Texans RB occasionally faces a philosophical challenge of being an openly secular player in a league with a strong religious culture.