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Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Gore went back to his hometown neighborhood of Coconut Grove last night. He donated equipment — and more importantly hope — to kids on his old pop warner football team.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive end Efe Obada, the first player to make an NFL 53-man roster out of the league's International Program, was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after collecting a sack and interception in he first game he was on the active roster. Quite an accomplishment for the Nigerian-born player.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had DT Michael Bennett (Ohio State), DE Ryan Delaire (Towson), DE John Simon (Ohio State) and LB Azeem Victor (Washington) in for free-agent workouts. The team is always updating its emergency lists.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets S Jamal Adams, speaking Tuesday on his weekly WFAN radio spot, said the defense wasn't prepared for Baker Mayfield in last Thursday's loss to the Browns. Damning comments, to be sure. "We had to be open to knowing that Baker could come in, but we were prepared for Tyrod," he said. "When Baker came in, obviously we didn't have a game plan for him. But hats off to him. He came in, he definitely played lights out. They gained momentum and we just couldn't grab it back." Later in the interview, Adams admitted they "weren't prepared for (Mayfield)." These were his first comments since a post-game interview with SNY TV, which partners with the team. He blew off reporters.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The Rams took out a full-page ad in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times. It's a letter addressed to area employers, encouraging them to let employees leave work early Thursday for the game. Sean McVay's signature is included.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Rams' Tuesday injury report, same as Monday's -- none of the following players practiced: LB Mark Barron (Ankle), OLB Dominique Easley (Knee), Returner JoJo Natson (Hand), CB Marcus Peters (Calf), CB Aqib Talib (Ankle), K Greg Zuerlein (Groin).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers are preparing to start Byron Bell at right guard Sunday against the Bills, a source said. Justin McCray's shoulder injury is not believed to be a long-term issue but no word on the exact prognosis.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Bashaud Breeland could be a huge value signing for the Packers. He was an $8 million-a-year corner on the free-agent market in March. He played in 60 of a possible 64 games for the Redskins, including 58 starts with eight interceptions, from 2014-17.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks have re-signed defensive end Branden Jackson off their practice squad and waived tight end Darrell Daniels. Jackson's promotion could be tied to Dion Jordan's uncertain status, which Pete Carroll had no word on Monday. The Seahawks acquired Daniels from the Colts for receiver Marcus Johnson on cut-down day. They now have only two tight ends on their 53-man roster in Will Dissly and Nick Vannett plus Marcus Lucas on the practice squad. Ed Dickson can't come off the non-football injury list for another three weeks.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Busy day in the Packers secondary: Bashaud Breeland signs and Davon House (shoulder) goes to IR.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins placed DE William Hayes (ACL) on IR and released WR Tanner McEvoy. Two open roster spots.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had a locker set up for RB Kenjon Barner today, as Barner is back in town after agreeing to re-join the team. With Rex Burkhead leaving Sunday night's game with a neck injury, some more depth needed.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills acquired a conditional late-round pick in 2021 from the Panthers for OL Marshall Newhouse, a source told ESPN's David Newton. Buffalo on Tuesday also signed veteran offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles, who could take over the swing tackle role from Newhouse instead of Conor McDermott.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots defensive tackle Danny Shelton — "The Dogfather"

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter will not divulge who will be the starting quarterback this week. He met with both Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick today and said both are aware of the plan.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have placed starting safety Chris Conte on injured reserve with a knee injury

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick on the team's mindset this week: "Great. No panic. No panic. Joe (Mixon) was out. A.J. (Green) didn't play in the second half. Preston (Brown) ain't out there. (Vontaze Burfict) is coming back after this week. I ain't panicking, we're 2-1. We let one slip this week. I ain't seen a team go undefeated since '72. I don't even think any of us were born. I love the feeling that everybody has right now, everybody's down and we expect more from each other. We expected to win that game, we felt like we could have won that game.I still feel like we were better than that team, but when you've got Pro Bowl caliber players out of the game that's tough. I commend the guys that stepped up in those guys' position and played their tails off and kept us in the game and kept us in position to win the game."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have placed WR Bruce Ellington and ILB Dylan Cole on injured reserve. WRs Keke Coutee and Sammie Coates were inactive against the Giants and the Texans don't have a lot of depth at the position.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety D.J. Swearinger said the Redskins can't take it easy even during the bye week. They're off the rest of the week -teams get a mandated four consecutive days off during the bye. They can stay sharp on their own.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have added depth to their injury-;plagued offensive line, acquiring Buffalo tackle Marshall Newhouse in a trade with the Buffalo Bills, a league source confirmed. Adam Caplan first reported the deal.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Tuesday traded backup OT Marshall Newhouse to the Panthers, a source told ESPN's David Newton, confirming a report by Adam Caplan. Newhouse played 11 snaps, according to ESPN Stats & Information, as a sixth offensive lineman for Buffalo through three games. He was called for two penalties. Newhouse signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal in March. Conor McDermott will likely take his place as the Bills' third offensive tackle.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

With Evan Engram likely to miss time with a knee injury, the Giants signed Garrett Dickerson from their practice squad. They released WR/KR Kaelin Clay with a waived/injured designation. Dickerson is an undrafted rookie out of Northwestern. Likely will be used as extra blocker.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks are tied for the NFL lead with seven interceptions after getting two more from Earl Thomas Sunday. He has three while fellow defensive backs Bradley McDougald and Shaquill Griffin have two apiece. The Seahawks' eight takeaways (tied for second-most) put them on pace to top the league-high 39 they had during their Super Bowl season in 2013. That may not be sustainable, but it is an indication of how competent their defense has been despite so many key personnel losses and new pieces, especially in the secondary. Pete Carroll gave some credit to the pass-rush and more aggressive play-calling from defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. "Our guys are coming through in a big way, making their picks," he said. "I think we're being little bit more aggressive and it's just paying off for us in terms of getting the ball. There's nothing better. There's nothing better than taking football off your opponents."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have handful of defensive players in for visits today including cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland and David Amerson, according to sources. Should know by the end of the day if there's going to be any signings.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin opened his Tuesday press conference addressing the 24 penalties in the Steelers-Bucs game (24 combined, 13 on the Steelers) and expressed concern about the game's entertainment value. "I'm an appreciator of the game, somebody that's in this ecosystem that understands the entertainment of the fan makes it all go," Tomlin said. "I just say it from that perspective -- not as a member of the (competition) committee or anybody in a title position in any form or fashion, just somebody who loves football. That probably wasn't a fun game to watch."