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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Jawill Davis (concussion) is out. G Patrick Omameh (knee) and WR Russell Shepard (neck) are listed as questionable. The Giants will see how Omameh does overnight.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars have placed rookie OL Will Richardson, Jr. on IR with a knee injury, creating the open roster spot for RB Carlos Hyde. Richardson was active for the first time this season last Sunday but did not play. He was the team's fourth-round pick.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants offensive line coach Hal Hunter sees Saquon Barkley as a "special guy." Last running back he's been around like that ... LaDainian Tomlinson. Hunter agrees with center Jon Greco's belief that Barkley can average 7.0 yards per carry if the line does their job. Barkley is averaging 5.2 ypc thorough his first six games.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Could Sam Darnold be affected by the weather on Sunday? The forecast says the temperature at kickoff will be a blustery 47 degrees in New Jersey. Darnold's coldest game was his first start at USC, a night game at Utah in 2016 — 45 degrees. (He played well, the team lost.) That was his only game under 50 degrees. The average temperature for his college starts: 71 degrees. Darnold was bundled up on Thursday, when the Jets practiced in chilly conditions. Look for the same against the Vikings.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Patriots tight against the salary cap, CB Stephon Gilmore's contract was tweaked to help provide needed space. Specifically, $4.95 million of Gilmore's base salary was turned into a fully guaranteed roster bonus (prorated over four years), which created $3.71 million in cap space in 2018. This gives the team some room at the trade deadline if it wants to make a move.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots' trip to Chicago to face the Bears on Sunday provided Bill Belichick a springboard to do something close to his heart: Teach history. Players relayed that Belichick went into depth Thursday on the history of Soldier Field, which included iconic old photographs that traced back to some of the earliest games played in the stadium, such as Army vs. Navy – watched by 110,000 spectators – on Nov. 27, 1926. On Friday, when Belichick was asked by reporters about his own memories of coaching at Soldier Field, he highlighted Walter Payton's first game, in 1975, when Belichick was just breaking into the NFL as a special assistant with the Baltimore Colts. "It's a great environment. It's a lot different now. Obviously, it's hard to even recognize Soldier Field as Soldier Field -- certainly from the inside," Belichick said, in reference to renovations from the early 2000s that still preserved some of the stadium's original columns on the outside. "It's a big, expansive structure like JFK [Stadium] in Philly or the [Los Angeles Memorial] Coliseum. You don't see those stadiums any more. It's a pretty special place."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice ovation for Sam Darnold at the Barclays Center, where he is sitting courtside for Friday's Knicks-Nets game.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The Rams final injury report of the week, along with game status for Sunday against the 49ers. As Sean McVay said on Wednesday, Cooper Kupp is OUT Sunday because of a knee sprain. All others listed on report are expected to play.