Free agency primer: Top 25 defensive backs
Looking for secondary help? You're in luck -- this year's crop of free-agent cornerbacks and safeties includes proven starters like Alterraun Verner. Marc Sessler examines.
Captain Munnerlyn: Panthers 'real quiet' on contract
The Carolina Panthers have some free-agency decisions to make in their secondary. Captain Munnerlyn is one of them, but the cornerback says management has been 'very quiet' on contract talks.
Offseason Forecast: Carolina Panthers
Can the Panthers re-sign Pro Bowl pass rusher Greg Hardy and still have room left over for a Cam Newton contract extension? Around The League examines Carolina's offseason agenda.
Reading the Defense: Worrilow still scoring for Atlanta
If you haven't learned Paul Worrilow's name yet, Marcas Grant says it's past time to do so. The Falcons linebacker is becoming an IDP stud.
Panthers topple Falcons for fourth consecutive rout
Is any team hotter than the Carolina Panthers? "Riverboat" Ron Rivera's team won its fourth consecutive blowout, handing the Atlanta Falcons a 34-10 defeat on Sunday.
NFC West draft needs: San Francisco 49ers could use Matt Elam
The San Francisco 49ers boast one of the NFL's best defenses, but they need a safety to replace Dashon Goldson. How about Matt Elam? Chris Wesseling examines draft plans in the NFC West.
Quintin Mikell might return to St. Louis Rams
Quintin Mikell was released by the Rams earlier this month because of his $9 million scheduled salary-cap hit, but St. Louis -- low on safeties -- would like to bring back the veteran safety.
Ryan Fitzpatrick among big NFL free agency cuts
As the free agency frenzy officially begins, we're keeping tabs on Ryan Fitzpatrick and all the big-name cuts right here.
Colts ready to pounce as big hitters in free agency?
While the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns have been connected to major free agents, there's a been a hush around the Indianapolis Colts camp and general manager Ryan Grigson.
St. Louis Rams will release Quintin Mikell, avoid cap hit
The St. Louis Rams will release safety Quintin Mikell, NFL.com has learned. His $6 million salary was due to count $9 million against the salary cap, and his replacements likely will make far less.
Nnamdi Asomugha among NFC veterans on the bubble
Gregg Rosenthal looks at possible salary-cap casualty candidates in the NFC, from Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb to Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
Danny Amendola hurts shoulder in St. Louis Rams' win
The St. Louis Rams received a serious scare Thursday night when Danny Amendola went down with a shoulder injury. Amendola's reaction leads Gregg Rosenthal to wonder how serious the injury is.
Exit Interview: Fisher can help Rams shake dismal past
The Rams have to find a way to rebound from an awful 2011 campaign. Steve Wyche writes that new coach Jeff Fisher can play a big role in doing just that.
Bucs' Blount, Saints' Henderson among Week 3 X-factors
Most of the attention going into games is on the stars, but lesser-known players often end up being difference makers. Bucky Brooks runs down several players who could be in the spotlight in Week 3.
Rams camp report: Offense needs to take the next step
The emergence of Sam Bradford, help for Steven Jackson, a good offensive line and some nice additions to the receiving corps could make the Rams the team to beat in the NFC West.
Young faces join Reed, Polamalu among NFL's best safeties
Safeties in today's NFL are masters of disguise. They are players who can blitz, serve as the eighth man in the box, line up against No. 3 receivers and possess man-to-man cover skills.