Bills quarterbacks coach David Lee is looking forward to the chase for the backup job; “That competition between Vince [Young] and Tyler [Thigpen] is going to be something special,” Lee said. ”It’ll be fun to watch.”
The Pats have Ochocinco’d rookie WR Matt Roark.
Steelers Hall of Fame RB Franco Harris is even more convinced that Joe Paterno has no responsibility for the Sandusky mess; “After I read the Freeh Report, I feel even more strongly about Joe and about his non-involvement in any type of cover-up,” Harris said. ”There was no cover up. No way would Joe ever cover-up anything like this. No way would Joe protect Sandusky or protect the football program.” (“Way,” says 99.9999998 percent of the rest of the world.)
16 players are competing for jobs on the Titans’ defensive line.
Get to know the Chargers rookies, including G Johnnie Troutman.
Former Redskins C Casey Rabach doesn’t completely rule out a return to football, but he says he’s “pretty much done.”
Here’s a look at the candidates for the left tackle job in Chicago.
Some Lions fans in Michigan won’t be able to see all of the team’s games on the local FOX affiliate, which will televise Packers games instead.
Former Vikings RB Chuck Foreman will be signing autographs Saturday at the Brainerd Lumberjacks semipro football game. (The difference between this event and last week’s Cam Newton signing session is that, for $125, you can buy the team.)
Even at age 36, Charles Woodson is an important piece of the Packers defense; “In terms of making plays, he was our lead playmaker in that area,” defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. ”I just think there will be certain things he’ll still be able to do at a very high level.”
The Falcons have waived LB Matt Hansen with the “non-football injury” designation.
The Panthers’ website looks at the team’s defensive ends.
The “kill the head” remarks from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams before the playoff game against the 49ers were regarded by one of the targets, Alex Smith, as “a little flattering.”
49ers QB Alex Smith is among the many who are gushing about WR Randy Moss: ”Great guy, great teammate, catches everything.” (Let’s see what Smith says when “everything” includes passes 10 feet over Randy’s head.)
The Cardinals are participating in an effort to provide 2,000 backpacks to underprivileged children.