L.T. could be a factor for a Super Bowl contender
LaDainian Tomlinson might not be an every-down back anymore, but the former Charger, who was released Monday, still has enough in his tank to greatly contribute to a winning team.
Patriots' porous defense doesn't bode well for playoffs
Now we know why Bill Belichick went for it on fourth-and-2 against Indy last month. He knows the defense he's working with, and now so does everyone else after Monday night.
Six special players who are challenging 'Father Time'
If Brett Favre returns for a 19th season in the NFL, he will join an elite group of players challenging the odds of how long an athlete can play at a high level. Who are the others?
Voices to be heard: The top locker-room messengers for all 32 teams
Each team has a locker-room messenger who sets the tone. Here are the players who are among the primary voices heard on their respective NFL clubs.
Instant Debate: Who is going to be sliding this weekend?
It happens every year -- one of the top prospects in the draft goes sliding down the board. Who will it be this season? Come join the debate.
Patriots appear primed to make a deal with Panthers for Peppers
The trade of Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel to the Chiefs was only part of the Patriots' master plan. The next phase of the team's busy offseason appears to be the acquisition of defensive end Julius Peppers from the Panthers.
Patriots execute a sound plan by tagging QB Cassel
As they are wont to do, the Patriots have their bases covered now that QB Matt Cassel has been assigned the team's franchise tag. Cassel is a nice insurance policy in case Tom Brady can't play.
49ers find motivation in their spoiler role
At 5-8, the San Francisco 49ers are out of the playoff picture, but that doesn't mean they can't decide who's in. They're one of six teams out to ruin their opponents' postseason hopes this week.