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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Tuesday practice observations: 1.) Le'Veon Bell had no fewer than 16 touches. Since he's not playing in the games, they want to get him plenty of reps in practice. 2) P Matt Darr was the holder for the first time, replacing P Lach Edwards. That may not bode well for Edwards in the punting competition. 3.) Most of the practice was devoted to game prep for Saturday against the Saints. 4.) C Ryan Kalil, in only his second practice, yielded to Jonotthan Harrison for a few plays. Kalil is working his way into shape.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie wide receiver Hakeem Butler will miss the rest of the preseason with a fractured hand, coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday. It's still undecided if Butler will go on injured reserve.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur isn't saying whether Aaron Rodgers will play Thursday against the Raiders in Winnipeg. "That is to be determined," he said. "I just want to wait and see. That will be a game-time decision." Rodgers has practiced the last 2 days after back tightness.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Savage, Tommylee Lewis, Tyrell Crosby, Teez Tabor, Austin Bryant, Da'Shawn Hand, Malik Carney, and Eric Lee not spotted at open portion of Lions practice Tuesday. Hand had what appeared to be a bandage or physio tape on his left elbow/arm (tough to tell which from our vantage point). That's the arm he hurt.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach Matt Nagy tells us that guard Cody Whitehair (finger) will practice on Tuesday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says ideally he would like to get three to four series out of quarterback Cam Newton on Thursday at New England. Newton hasn't played in the first two preseason games. Kyle Allen will be up second.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford are in full pads for the first time in training camp, having been activated from the physically unable to perform list. They are going through individual drills but will not take part in any team action. Jason Garrett said both players are ahead of schedule in their rehab from shoulder surgery (Lawrence) and a hip issue (Crawford). Both players are expected to play in the regular-season opener against the New York Giants. “We'll see how it goes and hopefully continue to ramp them up as we get ready for the season.” Garrett said.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott's holdout is at 25 days and counting and on the field the Cowboys continue to go about their business with their first practice at The Star. But how much time does a guy like Elliott, who did not have a preseason carry a year ago, need to get up to speed? “I just think it's important for pro football players to be around pro football players,” coach Jason Garrett said. “I believe that. In the offseason a lot of guys will work out on their own, (but) there's no better environment than competing every day with guys who are at your same level who play pro football. And whether that's in the weight room, wind sprints, doing actual football stuff, that's the best environment to get better. And we all know that. That's why we value the offseason so much, that's why we value training camp so much, the preseason and all of that. That's what helps you prepare your best for the regular season. Again, for a lot of different reasons, whether it's injury or business, sometimes that can't be the case so you try to create the right environment for that individual or for other individuals to get your team ready to go.”

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

No more fans at practice. Packers moved from Ray Nitschke Field to Clarke Hinkle Field now that camp is technically over. Not practicing: Kevin King (hamstring), Josh Jones (illness); Ka'dar Hollman (stinger), Ibraheim Campbell (knee), Oren Burks (pectoral), Danny Vitale (calf), Kabion Ento (hamstring), Greg Roberts (abdomen), Jimmy Graham (finger), Reggie Gilbert (knee).

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Eight players no practicing today: LB Davis Tull (leg), DT Marcell Dareus (elbow), TE Josh Oliver (hamstring), TE Jeff Swaim (foot), TE Charles Jones (foot), LB Jake Ryan (knee), LB Quincy Williams (knee), RB Alfred Blue (ankle). Jaguars treating today as their Friday since they play on Thursday night so a lighter workout.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers practiced for a second straight day and barring a setback with his back tightness, he would be available for Thursday's penultimate preseason game versus the Raiders in Winnipeg if coach Matt LaFleur wants him to get some game action before the season opener.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Jace Sternberger has cleared the concussion protocol and practiced for the first time since he got drilled in the first joint practice against the Texans 15 days ago.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Frank Reich said Andrew Luck (ankle) will not practice this week. The combination of full-speed movement and pain threshold is keeping Luck out. Colts open the season in less than three weeks at the Chargers. Luck's practice time has consisted of just three practices - none as a full participant - since April.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said "it's very different" for rookies how they have to study in the NFL from their time in college. He said the pace of it can be different as well as they don't have to balance doing homework and study for classes. He explained that he tells rookies -- and new players coming in -- that they don't have time to go over things more than once. Suggests to players they study the information they are going to be working on the next day the night before.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield on the scramble


Mike Clay ESPN Writer 

Since he was drafted in 2015, Jamison Crowder has been short of the sticks on a position-high 62.3% of his 321 career targets (min 150 targets). Of course, 271 of those targets came from super-conservative Kirk Cousins. Sam Darnold ranked 4th in aDOT last season, so it will be interesting to see if Crowder gets a few more downfield looks. #Jets

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions signed WR Jordan Lasley and released RB Justin Stockton.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are planning to activate defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday, according to a source. They will work through individual drills in their first steps on the field before going through full practices. Lawrence had shoulder surgery not long after signing a five-year, $101 million contract in April. Crawford has been working his way through a hip issue that kept him out of the offseason program. Safety Byron Jones (hip) and receiver Noah Brown (knee) remain on PUP.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs lost one of their best special teams players and, judging from his play in training camp, a rising wide receiver when they placed Marcus Kemp on IR because of a knee injury. The Chiefs have the depth at wide receiver to withstand Kemp's loss. But they will miss him in the kicking game.