Foreign-born NFL players, like Raiders DL Jack Crawford, are seeing the sport grow in their home countries at varying rates.
Despite his recent conviction on a felony drug charge, ex-Bengals WR Jerome Simpson is being courted by the Rams and several other teams, according to this week's Whispers.
With three of the Bears' five 2011 draft picks on injured reserve, it was another relatively quiet day for the team's rookies in Week 16.
Rookie third-round pick Chris Conte made his eight-straight start at free safety Sunday, but his most notable contribution wasn't a positive one.
Bears rookie FS Chris Conte was part of one of the more infamous, as far as Bears fans are concerned, plays of the season in Week 13.
The top rookie contributor for the Bears over the past few games, FS Chris Conte, made his fifth straight start and recorded four tackles Sunday.
The Bears played seven rookies in their win over the Lions, and FS Chris Conte made his fourth consecutive start.
The Bears' only rookie starter in Week Nine, FS Chris Conte, made four tackles in his third-straight start.
For the second straight week a rookie defender made a big play in a Bears win.
Undrafted WR Dane Sanzenbacher had only one catch Sunday, but it was a big one.
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week Six win over the Vikings.
Undrafted rookie WR Dane Sanzenbacher was one of Jay Cutler's top targets again in Week Five.
There's a group of younger players on the D-line that could be stepping into significant roles this season and their ability to rise to the occasion, or not, will have a lot to do with how the defense fares ...