Posted by Josh Katzowitz
- The New Orleans Times-Picayune has the story about the first Saints player. It’s about a boy named Paige.
- The lockout isn’t all bad. For Bills assistant coach Dave Wannstedt, who spent the last six years as the head coach at Pitt, it’s a chance to catch up with what’s been going on in the NFL since he’s been gone.
- If you were interested in knowing which 10 assistant coaches could have a shot at landing a head coaching job soon, CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco has you covered.
- If CBSSports.com’s Chuck Finder had his druthers, Steelers chairman emeritus Dan Rooney would be in the negotiating room helping to end the lockout.
- Rams LB James Laurinaitis wishes people would stop saying nasty things about his former coach at Ohio State, Jim Tressell. "The fact that he's being vilified as some liar and backstabber and stuff," Laurinaitis told NFL.com. "That guy is about as genuine a person as you can meet. I've seen him be a father figure to plenty of players ... To see him get portrayed as the ultimate fake guy is disheartening."
- Eric Crouch? Not giving up on the idea of playing pro football. He’s trying out for the UFL this week.
- The NFL.com’s Albert Breer gives a good breakdown of how and why the players and owners suddenly have more motivation to get a labor deal done (pssst, probably because some people are saying that a lost season would cost the NFL $1 billion).
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