What used to be just a grunt, run-stuffer slot, middle or inside linebacker has gained popularity around the league as a position of impact, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Pierre Thomas is angling for a new contract, but negotiations with the Saints appear to have broken down over the running back's sizable demands, writes Len Pasquarelli.
As Kevin Kolb prepares to take over the Eagles' starting QB duties, one concern he won't have is playing behind a shoddy offensive line, writes Len Pasquarelli.
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.
The Colts have managed to protect Peyton Manning extremely well over the years, despite a revolving door at guard, writes Len Pasquarelli.
The Rams' spotty draft record with defensive linemen won't influence their decision on Ndamukong Suh, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Had the Jets exercised an offer sheet for WR Miles Austin in the spring, the 2009 season might have been dramatically different for both New York and Dallas, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Colts owner Jim Irsay has shown a commitment to stability in Indianapolis, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Rookie cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Sean Smith have helped the Dolphins get back in the playoff race, 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.
Should the 2-4 Dolphins be panicking? Not quite. Several teams, including the Dolphins themselves in 2008, have made the playoffs after mediocre starts, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Steven Jackson, Terrell Owens, Larry Johnson -- there are stars aplenty on the trade rumor mill. Don't be shocked if they remain with their teams come deadline Tuesday, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Len Pasquarelli writes about Rodney Harrison and other possible members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.
The Buffalo Bills added some experienced depth, and perhaps competition for a starting job, signing veteran free agent offense lineman Seth McKinney on Thursday evening. Details of the contract were not yet available.
Free agent tight end Robert Royal, who played for the Buffalo Bills the past three seasons, has reached a four-year agreement with the Cleveland Browns.
First-year Falcons head coach Mike Smith made the second major addition to his fledgling staff, securing the services of former Bills head coach Mike Mularkey as his offensive coordinator.