Cornerback Leon Hall was cleared to join the Bengals' first practice of training camp on Thursday, an encouraging sign for one of the NFL's top defenses.
Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus provides the lowest-rated player for the NFL's top contending teams, starting with Alex Smith, who is the one weak link for the 9-0 Chiefs.
Mel Kiper examines the NFL rookies in the best position to succeed early on, including Montee Ball, Keenan Allen and Ziggy Ansah.
Adam "Pacman" Jones did not play against the team that drafted him in his first game back in Tennessee.
Well before the NFL draft begins in New York, the battle over pro prospects has already been waged. Scouts, head coaches, GMs and owners all have conflicting agendas, and it's the players who get caught in the crossfire.