NFL rumors: Latest news entering Week 2 on injuries, free agency, more

See the latest NFL news and notes as Week 2 begins. 
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The second week of the NFL season got off to an exciting start thanks to the Denver Broncos’ stunning 31-24 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. This weekend's matchups are also full of intrigue.

On Sunday, Rex Ryan’s Bills will try to take down the New England Patriots in Buffalo, while the Philadelphia Eagles face the Dallas Cowboys in DeMarco Murray’s first game against his former team. On Sunday night, the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers meet in a rematch of last season’s NFC championship game. 

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below as Sunday approaches. 

Sept. 18

• Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will play in Week 2 after suffering a hamstring injury in practice, Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo Newsreports.

• New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie is unlikely to play Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts due to a knee injury, CBS Sports reports.

• Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said that quarterback Josh McCownwill start on Sunday if he’s cleared to play. McCown is recovering from a concussion he suffered in Week 1.

• New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd didn’t practice on Thursday and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to CBS Sports. The Saints were hoping to have Byrd back from a knee injury for Week 2, but he has yet to practice all season.

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• Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson is pushing to play on Sunday after suffering a dislocated shoulder in Week 1, Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

• Green Bay Packers tackle Bryan Bulagasuffered a sprained MCL in practice on Thursday and is unlikely to play against the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. 

• The Philadelphia Eagles have “nothing but confidence” in cornerback Byron Maxwell despite his struggles against the Atlanta Falcons, according to Pro Football Talk. 

• Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith will continue to serve as the team’s punt returner, The Baltimore Sun reports. 

• Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett is “excited” to get another chance to start, according to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle.

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