Matt Birk on 'NFL Total Access'; all Thursday's NFL news

Retired NFL center Matt Birk joins us as guest analyst today on "NFL Total Access" at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network. Plus, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and all the latest news and analysis from around the NFL.

Here's what else is on tap for Thursday:

» NFL Evolution reports on how U.S. Navy lieutenant and Washington Redskins fullback Eric Kettani balances his two demanding jobs.

» As we celebrate the Fourth of July, our panel of experts looked at the 2013 NFL schedule and asked which high-profile showdown should be declared a national holiday (Broncos-Patriots? Niners-Seahawks? Cowboys-Redskins?) in the latest Instant Debate.

» What's the best uniform in NFL history? Dave Dameshek (aka the Uniform Monitor) is turning things over to you, the fans, to decide. But hurry -- voting ends Friday at 5 p.m. ET.

»'s series on each NFL franchise's most underrated and overrated players of all time continues with the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins.

» Bucky Brooks continues a series that examines leading candidates for Most Improved Player of 2013 with a look at some linebackers ready to step it up.

Harrison: Coaches on the hot seat

What have you done for me lately?Elliot Harrison identifies six coaches who will enter the 2013 season in tenuous situations. **More ...**

» Los Angeles Rams legend Jack Youngblood joins an all-new Dave Dameshek Football Program.

» NFL Network and's Around The League have launched their "32 in 32" series, breaking down the biggest subplots of every NFL team as the 2013 season approaches. Up today: The San Diego Chargers.

» Around The League continues its series profiling the top 40 players we see Making a Leap in 2013.

» Happy birthday to Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who turns 27 on Thursday.

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