Taj Smith won't suit up for Super Bowl XLIV, but he's played an important role in the Colts' defensive preparations, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Buffalo Bills rookie safety Jairus Byrd, son of former pro Gill Byrd, is fulfilling his destiny far ahead of schedule, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Free agent offenses tackle Marvel Smith has agreed on a multi-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
Throwing to the tight end has worked extremely well for a lot of offenses this season, Len Pasquarelli writes.
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall might not have much of a future in Atlanta, Len Pasquarelli writes in Tip Sheet notes.
Joseph Addai is just one of the backs being asked to carry a bigger load as the two-back system -- for various reasons -- may be giving way to the workhorse days of old, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Ted Ginn will attempt to run in front of NFL personnel executives for the first time since the Fiesta Bowl, writes Len Pasquarelli in his Tip Sheet notes.
What is the next hot trend on the defensive side of the ball? That's hard to pinpoint, but one place to look is in the secondary, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Two-time Pro Bowl center Jeremy Newberry, a key to the San Francisco 49ers' hopes for stabilizing their offensive line in 2006, has been cleared to practice when the team reports to training camp next week.
Former standout tight end Dan Ross, who spent most of his seven NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and still shares the record for most receptions in a Super Bowl, died Tuesday at age 49.
Ten-time Pro Bowl guard Larry Allen, released by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday for salary cap reasons, reached an agreement with the San Francisco 49ers on a two-year contract Thursday night.
After some lean years for any team not named the Eagles, the NFC East looks as though it might be on the way back up.
People say, "Offense wins games, but defense wins championships." Ultimately, winning comes down to both.
Several teams are counting on the recoveries of injured players to turn their fortunes around in '05.
One reason for the Steelers' success is the continuity along their offensive line.
LBs Jeremiah Trotter and Jason Gildon are among the big-name free agents still looking for jobs.