Palmer practices, but Bengals QB will be game-time decision
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer returned to practice Wednesday, but sources close to the team said his injured foot still hasn't healed. Therefore, the Bengals will have to make a game-time decision on his availability for Thursday night's meeting with the New York Jets.
Lions ready to take step, but best will still have to wait
The Lions have taken steps forward, but to see them winning more than a handful of games this season is wishful thinking.
Lions have right mixture of youth, vets to be competitive
After years of losing, the Lions finally appear to have the right mixture of young players and reliable veterans to challenge any opponent on their schedule.
Without defensive improvement, these seven teams will struggle
Struggling on defense usually equates to a disappointing season. While there are exceptions, the Titans are among seven teams that really need their defense to take a step forward this season.
NFC West draft grades: Cardinals, 49ers build winning rosters
While the Seahawks dominated the NFC West in the middle of the last decade, they did not do as well those years in drafting future talent as did the Cardinals and 49ers. Thus a recent shift in power within the division.
Rookie receivers have been a rare positive for Rams in camp
Some key position battles have been impacted by the rash of injuries that have plagued the St. Louis Rams during their training camp, which broke Wednesday. Here's a closer look at them.