NFL rumors: Latest news entering Week 3 on injuries, free agency, more

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As the NFL season moves into its third week, nine winless teams are still searching for their first victory. Nine undefeated teams will try to stay perfect.

The New York Giants will try to pick up their first win of the season Thursday against the Washington Redskins, who earned a surprising victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. The Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys will meet in the lone battle of unbeatens on Sunday.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below as Week 3 approaches.

• The New York Giants announced that wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (concussion) will miss Thursday's game against the Redskins.

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• Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray left practice early after injuring his hamstring.

• New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith participated in full practice and could be activated for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Cornerback Darrelle Revis was held out of practice with a groin injury as a precaution, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

• Rams running back Todd Gurley is not listed on the injury report and could make his NFL debut on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pro Football Talk reports.

• Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins missed practice on Wednesday with a concussion he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers. His status for Week 3 remains in question.

• Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is “confident” he'll play Sunday against the Falcons, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports. Witten suffered two sprained ankles and a sprained knee in last week's victory over the Eagles.

• Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said he's “100 percent” to blame for Indianapolis' struggles, according to Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star.

• New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick praisedRob Gronkowski's “underrated” leadership.

• Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said the Pittsburgh Steelers will routinely attempt two-point conversions, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

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