In a move that has been anticipated much of the week, Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback Kelly Holcomb will start in place of the injured Tarvaris Jackson on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, sources said late Saturday night.
Finally filling their need for a veteran presence on the quarterback depth chart, the Minnesota Vikings acquired much-traveled Kelly Holcomb from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a sixth-round choice in the 2008 draft.
Often-injured and much-traveled wide receiver Bethel Johnson, at one time considered one of the fastest players in the league, on Monday signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans, team officials announced.
In the past, the NFL was reluctant to punish so swiftly, so sternly. Not anymore. Roger Goodell's lengthy suspensions of Pacman Jones and Chris Henry sent a much-needed message to the players, writes Len Pasquarelli.