The loss of LB Rosevelt Colvin to a season-ending injury won't necessarily test the maturity and smarts of the remaining Patriots linebackers, but it will test their mettle and stamina.
The NFC hasn't won the battle of interconferences since 1995, but this may be the season it finally ends its drought, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Cam Cameron has enough problems in his first year as Miami's head coach -- namely, getting his first regular-season victory. The unexpected return of Ricky Williams from an 18-month league suspension is not helping matters.
With a division title now a realistic goal, the Bucs are looking for help, Len Pasquarelli writes in Tip Sheet notes.
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall might not have much of a future in Atlanta, Len Pasquarelli writes in Tip Sheet notes.
From Trent Green forcing the Chiefs' hand in a trade to the chances of Marc Bulger becoming a free agent, Len Pasquarelli covers it all in his Tip Sheet notes.
From Jim Mora's impact in Seattle to Byron Leftwich's return in Jacksonville to a few players just looking for a chance, Len Pasquarelli covers it all in his Tip Sheet notes.
The Buccaneers' interest in Saints DE Charles Grant could be an ominous sign for Simeon Rice's future in Tampa Bay, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Byron Leftwich has been the face of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but that may all be changing -- and soon, writes Len Pasquarelli.
The number of snaps a starting QB takes in the preseason varies widely depending on the team and the circumstances, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Jeff Samardzija's decision to sign a baseball contract with the Cubs will make NFL scouts scrutinize him even closer this fall.
Can Dom Capers revive the pass-rush element of his 3-4 defense in Miami? Jason Taylor should help.
Michael Vick is expanding his repertoire off the field, getting involved in the agent business, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Brett Favre's future is in question, but Green Bay's bigger issue for 2006 is figuring out who will line up at RB.
Jim Haslett's future in New Orleans is up in the air, and he may decide to take a break from coaching in 2006.
LaDainian Tomlinson and Shaun Alexander are both worthy of MVP consideration. But don't overlook the season that Peyton Manning his having.