Excluding their game in Toronto, the Bills ranked 7th in the league in average attendance.
A $5.75 million cap number may complicate DT Vonnie Holliday’s future with the Dolphins.
Said Broncos coach Josh McDaniels of advice received from Patriots coach Bill Belichick, “He sat down with me and talked about his experiences in the past, what it was like for him when he first took a job, some of the things that he learned. I always tried to listen as intently as I could. It was, ‘Hey, what do you think about this?’ And he would be very forthright and honest with me about his experience.”
Could Ravens LB Ray Lewis do enough for the Jets defense to justify his cost as a free agent?
Ron Shapiro, an agent, author and Browns coach Eric Mangini’s father-in-law, is a special advisor to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.
Said pending free agent Bengals DT John Thornton, “There are enough good players coming back that they are going to have a good season. That’s my perspective as a guy looking in from the outside. I know a lot of people aren’t going to see it that way, but I still think they have the potential for a good team.”
Browns coach Eric Mangini recognizes the importance of beating the Steelers.
Said Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians of WR Santonio Holmes, “He’s got great ability and it’s about putting him on stage and letting him go.”
An investigation into the allegations of illegal practices held by the Texans could take months.
Said Colts head coach Jim Caldwell of new assistant head coach Clyde Christensen, “Many people know the contributions Clyde has made to the organization during the past seven years. He has helped the Colts function as one of the NFL’s top offenses.”
Said Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker of those who criticized his hiring, “Nobody is trying to do anybody any favors. So I feel confident in what I can do as a coach. I just know when people choose to work with me, it tells me they have confidence in me to get the job done. So [none of the criticism] factors into my thinking.”
Titans CB Cortland Finnegan will ratchet down the intensity for the Pro Bowl.
Former Bronco Marlin Briscoe, the first black starting QB in the NFL, will be honored by Congress.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley took a “roundabout” route to a head coaching job.
The Raiders are “likely” to cut former first-round pick S Michael Huff, according to Jason Jones.
The city of San Diego dropped a $170,000 lawsuit against the Chargers.
Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff is willing to play DE as well during the Pro Bowl.
Giants K John Carney, 45, and P Jeff Feagles, 43, have been the butt of a lot of jokes from their younger Pro Bowl teammates.
Said Eagles T Jon Runyan, “I know people are going to make a big deal out of my recovery, but I’ve been reassured I’m going to be fine. This is not the end of the road for me.”
Should the Redskins pursue Panthers DE Julius Peppers?
Freezing ticket prices won’t affect the Bears’ free agent spending.
Drew Sharp argues that Matt Millen is getting abused by Lions fans because William Clay Ford Sr. won’t step up and face the music.
The Packers are the only NFC North team settled at the quarterback spot.
Will the Vikings attempt to trade for Patriots QB Matt Cassel?
An update on the recovery of Michael Vick’s pit bulls.
The Panthers may be cutting players on Monday, including CB Ken Lucas.
Said Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber of Saints QB Drew Brees, “He’s probably the smartest guy we play against all year,” Barber said. “It’s like he knows everything you’re doing — it’s kind of frustrating actually, but I definitely respect what he’s been able to accomplish since his years in San Diego.”
Said Buccaneers KR Clifton Smith, “Coming from [being] an undrafted guy and [having] people telling you that you might not ever play the game again to getting to the Pro Bowl, it’s one of those dreams.”
Said Cardinals QB Kurt Warner of facing members of the Steelers in the Pro Bowl, “We can maybe beat them here. But I don’t know if it’s the same consolation as beating them in the Super Bowl.”
If the Rams re-sign S Oshiomogho Atogwe and CB Ron Bartell, they won’t have much cap room available.
Matt Barrows thinks QB Alex Smith remains in the 49ers’ plans.
Seahawks WR Bobby Engram just misses the list of top 10 free agent WRs from The Sporting News.


  1. Josh–
    Nobody in the state of Michigan cares what Drew Sharp has to say. I ahve no idea how he still has a job at the News. I would not use anything he says or writes as a lead.

  2. Anyone think if Huff gets released that a bunch of teams would try to acquire him? Deangelo may have stunk in oakland but watching him every week he played pretty well for the skins. Huff could be a steal, he has the talent and maybe a team switch would be what is needed to get his career going. Besides there hasnt really been recently a list of 1st round busts at safety, I’d definately take a chance on him.

  3. The article about Matt Cassel going to Minnesota is WAY off. The reporter still think Cassel still has a non-exclusive tag and can be talked to. The fact is Cassel is an was given the EXCLUSIVE franchise tag and The Vikes would have to give up TWO first round draft picks to get him.
    NOTE FROM THE ARTICLE: “The key here is that Cassel, like Allen, did not have the exclusive franchise tag placed on him and thus other teams are NOT prohibited from making him an offer.”

  4. Not that it’s a huge issue, but Vonnie Holliday played RDE in the Dolphins 3-4, not NT/DT. Granted, he’s probably a DT in a 4-3, but he played end last year.

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