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Around the NFL: Broken finger won't stop J.J. Watt vs. Patriots

Here's a look at stories from around the league on Wednesday, Sept. 20. 

1. J.J. Watt has a broken finger, but...

He says it's "not bad," so it won't keep him out of Sunday's game at New England.

"It's just a finger," Watt said, per ESPN's Sarah Barshop. "If it were anything else, it'd be a problem. It's an injury that doesn't bother me whole lot because I didn't have use of that finger for a long time. I tore a tendon a few years back on it. So, it wasn't very useful anyway."

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2. WR Corey Davis won't play for the Titans this week. 

Davis, the fifth overall pick in this year's draft, will miss the Titans' Week Three contest against the Seahawks with a strained hamstring. The Tennessean reported Davis reaggravated an injury he dealt with throughout the preseason.

Davis had seven receptions for 73 yards in his first two games. His absence could mean more targets for Rishard Matthews and Eric Decker, though the Seahawks' defense is stingy to wide receivers as it is.

3. Oh, London. 

The NFL is back with another London game this week. If that makes you sigh, there are stats to back up the way you feel.

Per ProFootballTalk's Michael David Smith, Sunday's Jaguars-Ravens matchup will be the 18th NFL game in London since 2007, and none of them have featured teams that both have winning records. (Sunday's game is as close as we've come, though: The Ravens are 2-0 while the Jags are 1-1.)

That streak won't be snapped next week, either, with the Saints (currently 0-2) facing the Dolphins (1-0).

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4. DeMaurice Smith re-elected as NFLPA executive director.

The NFL Players Association's selection committee re-elected Smith to be its executive director in a 14-0 vote over attorney Cyrus Mehri, ESPN reported.

Smith's three-year term will run through the end of the collective bargaining agreement in 2021. Smith has said he thinks "the likelihood of either a strike or a lockout is almost a virtual certainty" after the current deal expires.

The NFL's current CBA was agreed upon in 2011 after a four-and-a-half month lockout.

5. The Eagles claimed CB Tre Elston.

The Eagles have injuries piling up at cornerback, including long-term injury to former Bill Ronald Darby. On Wednesday they claimed free agent cornerback Tre Elston, whom the Bills released Tuesday to make room for Robert Blanton and Deandre Coleman.

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