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Ea­gles: The sea­son-long Dar­ren Spro­les in­jury de­ba­cle deep­ened with a re­port from ESPN’s Adam Schefter stat­ing that Spro­les had ag­gra­vated his ham­string in­jury in his re­turn to prac­tice Wed­nes­day, sidelin­ing the back for Sun­day night’s visit from the Dal­las Cowboys. Bears: Two-time All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack and top re­ceiver Allen Robin­son look as if they’re just about ready to re­turn af­ter miss­ing Chicago’s past two games be­cause of in­juries.

Jets: Sam Darnold will not start for the Jets on Sun­day against the Bills, coach Todd Bowles told re­porters, but the rookie quar­ter­back has not been ruled out al­to­gether. Josh Mc­Cown will start for the Jets on Sun­day. Darnold, is deal­ing with a right foot strain.

Raiders: Oak­land de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Paul Guen­ther de­nied there is any fric­tion be­tween him and coach Jon Gru­den and said the two re­main united in try­ing to im­prove a team that has been one of the big­gest dis­ap­point­ments in the NFL this sea­son.

Obit: Wally Triplett, the trail­blaz­ing run­ning back who was one of the first African-Amer­i­cans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92. The Detroit Lions and Penn State an­nounced Triplett’s death Thurs­day. Triplett was the third AfricanAmer­i­can se­lected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play in a reg­u­lar-sea­son game. He played in 24 games for the Lions and Chicago Cardinals.

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