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Let's take a look at what happened around the NFL last week.

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland: Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel were both unimpressive on Monday against Washington, combining to go 9 of 22 for 81 yards and one touchdown. The highlight of the Browns' night was Manziel flicking off the Redskins sideline in a display of anger. Cornerback Buster Skrine is week-to-week with after undergoing thumb surgery.

San Francisco: Coach Jim Harbaugh has put his support behind Blaine Gabbert, McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Josh Johnson after the three combined to be outscored 56-3 in two games. Alex Boone is still holding out and the 49ers have not declared any intent to get rid of him.

Arizona: Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett tore his ACL in training camp Monday. In Saturday's game against the Vikings, Ryan Lindley dropped the snap on a 4th and goal, Center John Estes batted it behind him during the scramble and Zach Bauman ran it in for a touchdown.

New York Giants: Despite going 1-for-7 and not scoring any points until the fourth quarter, Eli Manning says he isn't concerned about the Giants offense.

New York Jets: Rex Ryan said that the Jets aren't going to be taking anything from anyone after they were penalized 12 times for 133 yards. The Jets also allowed Andy Dalton to go 8 for 8 for 144 yards and a touchdown, which should make Ryan concerned about his ability to win without corners.

New England: Rob Gronkowski participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time. Dominique Easley says that he no longer feels like a lost child at practice.

Philadelphia: Jordan Matthews had 104 receiving yards against the Patriots and Cary Williams apologized for his cheater comments. Chip Kelly says that he is open to trading Mark Sanchez if the offer is in their favor.

Chicago: The Bears signed Santonio Holmes to play as the No. 3 wide receiver and brought in Darius Reynaud to help as a returner.

Miami: Dallas Thomas was demoted in favor of Shelley Smith after his struggle filled night against the Buccaneers. The Dolphins run game was unsatisfactory as Lamar Miller ran for 11 yards in three tries.

Pittsburgh: Ryan Shazier is making the Steelers happy they drafted him as he had 11 tackles and had a 27 yard interception return. Landry Jones is not making the Steelers happy as he was 2-for-5 for 53 yards and a pick.

Atlanta: Sam Baker tore his patellar tendon,ending his season. The offensive line as a whole was unimpressive as they did little to prevent Jadeveon Clowney from sacking Matt Ryan. Atlanta also had a disastrous night on special teams as they had a blocked field goal and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown.

Minnesota: Teddy Bridgewater was sharp for the Vikings, completing 16 of 20 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner to Rodney Smith and the two point conversion to Allen Reisner. Matt Cassell was named the starter for the third preseason game. Jerome Simpson will be suspended for the first three games for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Kansas City: Dwayne Bowe had a finger injury in training camp and he will miss the first game due to a violation of the NFL's drug policy. Eric Fisher has been struggling in camp after his return from injury.

New Orleans: Sean Payton was upset at his team after they were penalized 22 times for 184 yards, particularly after two of Jimmy Graham's unsportsmanlike conduct penalties that he drew for his goal-post celebrations. Graham has since discontinued the celebration. Drew Brees is expected to return against the Colts.