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Pass first, ask questions later; teams' salary-cap picture

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What has led to the change in philosophy of a game that used to be based on running backs and the middle linebackers who tackled them? NFL.com's Steve Wyche will take a look at the evolution of the modern passing game.

Here's what else is on tap for Monday:

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• Josh Scobee wants a new deal, and he's surely noticed all the money the Jags have left. Brian McIntyre has noticed it, too, and breaks down the salary-cap situations for all 32 teams.

• With a ruling expected this week on Drew Brees' franchise tag grievance, one unnamed player -- one of the 21 to be franchised -- recently said the Saints quarterback has "kind of become (the union's) fair-haired boy," because the NFL Players Association supported him in his contract standoff with the team.

• Hoping for a fourth straight year of all-time high ratings, CBS is asking a record $3.8 million per 30-second spot for this season's Super Bowl.

• Elliot Harrison continues his series reviewing the best games of 2011, with No. 15.

• NFL.com's Chad Reuter begins a series that examines the top prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.

• What do NFL players do in the summertime when they have no practice? They tweet, for one thing. Here's a roundup of what some of your favorite NFL stars are doing in cyberspace.

• Browns rookies Trent Richardson of Alabama and Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State discuss what would have happened had there been a college playoff last season.

• Happy birthday to Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Jaguars QB Chad Henne, who both turn 27 today, and to 49ers DB Carlos Rogers and Jets T Wayne Hunter, who turn 31.

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