Posted by Josh Katzowitz
- Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe thinks the Patriots are a bit short-sighted in the way they chose not to renegotiate a player’s contract until the final year of the old deal. He writes the club’s insistence on conducting business this way is one reason why the Patriots and All-Pro G Logan Mankins haven’t been on great terms lately. Bedard also points out that Mankins’ representation also hasn’t helped matters either.
- A few days ago, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer called LB (and former second-round pick) Rey Maualuga “extremely average.” Maualuga responded by saying he also isn’t satisfied with the way he’s performed.
- Panthers coach Ron Rivera said all he can promise QB Jimmy Clausen is an opportunity to compete. He also hasn’t ruled out potentially trading WR Steve Smith.
- Ravens C Matt Birk thinks President Obama might have been a little sarcastic in his statement about the league’s labor strife. He also didn’t agree with some of Obama’s words.
- Sounds like Michael Strahan wants to replace Regis Philbin on the “Live with Regis and Kelly” show. Apparently, Strahan is a guy who really likes being a part of the media.
- It appears that Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco and Jets CB Darrelle Revis would love to play together (possibly because they mention it seemingly every chance they get). But Ochocinco also would like to play for coach Rex Ryan. In fact, he said “anyone would die to play for” Ryan.
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