Posted by Andy Benoit
Jerry Jones does not believe (publicly) that Marion Barber’s time with the Cowboys is nearing an end.
The Packers now have 13 players on Injured Reserve after shutting down LB Brandon Chillar and TE Spencer Havner for the season.
With Le’Ron McClain (ankle) injured, the Ravens signed former Bears fullback Jason McKie. Safety Ken Hamlin was waived to make room for McKie.
The Ravens are 6-1 at home against the Steelers since 2003. Half of those six wins have come in overtime.
Drew Stanton is likely to start for Detroit against Chicago this Sunday. So much for a trap game upset.
Not that the rabid sports fans of Miami notice or care, but it’s a little ironic that the Browns play the Dolphins on the same week that LeBron returns to Cleveland.
Jaguars LT Eugene Monroe passed his concussion test (we hear he actually got an A- on the thing). The athletic second-year pro should return to the lineup this week.
Part of the drawback of Thursday games is that it leaves less time for injured players to get ready. That appears to be the case with Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel.
The Seahawks signed David Hawthorne to an extension through 2011. They got the underrated linebacker at a bargain price.
The Bucs chose to release Sabby Piscitelli rather than let him fill-in for injured starter Cody Grimm. Ouch – Piscitelli was a second-round pick in ’07. Looks like Corey Lynch will now get a chance to start.
The ratings for the Cardinals-Niners Monday night game were, as expected, awful. But would you believe that an awful rating for the NFL these days is still an 8.1? MLB and NBA playoff games don’t come close to pulling in that kind of number.
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