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- Well, I didn't talk to him. But some fans did. Like "Bob Loblaw in Wiconsinberg!" Just kidding, I'm sure all the fans that got their questions answered by Roger Goodell on NFL.com were totally real and in no way made up in order to provide specific questions.
- Speaking of chatting with Goodell, how about the boys at SB Nation pulling exclusive interviews with the Commish AND DeMaurice Smith in one day. Boom. Nice work.
- This actually has nothing to do with the NFL, but a local sports reporter almost got run over by an SUV (backing up, at slow speed) midway through a live report. It's pretty amazing.
- Andrew Brandt does, as always, a great job of breaking down legal/labor points over at the National Football Post.
- Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports interviews Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs. Doug's interviews and work were required reading regardless, but after that Adrian Peterson thing, you best check them out real close-like. (Though I saw nothing of the sort in this one.)
- We absolutely love that former Bengals draft bust Akili Smith is defending former Auburn QB Cam Newton from comparisons that he's similar to, you know, Akili Smith. "I'm nowhere near the athlete that Cam is," Smith told Bengals.com.
- The South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that Ryan Mallett’s draft status is dropping just like Jimmy Clausen did last year. Unlike Clausen, though, people apparently are concerned with Mallett’s character and personality.
- The Boston Globe reports TE Alge Crumpler underwent shoulder surgery in late January for a significant injury. No word on if he’ll return to next season at full strength.
- Not only does RB Peyton Hillis get Browns president Mike Holmgren pretty pumped about the upcoming season, but the fact Montario Hardesty will return to the squad also gets his juices flowing.