Devalued somewhat in recent years, linebackers leaguewide are re-emerging as playmakers, especially when it comes to interceptions, writes Len Pasquarelli.
The New England Patriots on Monday re-signed 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau, adding yet another veteran piece to a possible Super Bowl run.
With his competitive fires stoked again by this year's stint with the Patriots, 17-year veteran linebacker and likely future Hall of Fame member Junio Seau wants to return in 2007.
The Patriots are dealing with a wholesale shuffle at linebacker because of the season-ending broken right arm suffered by starter Junior Seau.
The NFL has fined New England linebacker Junior Seau $7,500 for a play in the Patriots 24-17 victory over the New York Jets last Sunday.
The signing of Junior Seau shows the Patriots are no longer beyond the kind of questioning that less successful franchises would face had they made a similar move, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau will end the season on injured reserve. The 16-year veteran insisted, though, his celebrated career won't end that way.
If Junior Seau is Miami-bound, Derrick Rodgers may be on his way to Green Bay.
While the Miami Dolphins have yet to officially acquire Junior Seau, they already are making plans for the departure of Derrick Rodgers -- the player Seau will replace at weakside linebacker.
Miami and San Diego officials remain motivated to consummate a trade that would send 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau to the Dolphins, but there are still some elements that could scuttle the deal or at least delay it.
Even with Mike Tice getting off to a bad start (0-3) in Minnesota, the NFL's new coaches have collectively had early success.