DT Ray McDonald has proven to be one of the unsung stalwarts on a 49ers defense that ranks third in the league.
Despite some drops and a key fumble, rookie WR Kendall Wright has endeared himself to the Titans' coaching staff in several ways.
We hear that Packers TE Jermichael Finley needs to step up his production if he hopes to stay in Green Bay beyond 2013.
Veteran Titans LB Will Witherspoon appears to have lost a step, which, we hear, is causing issues for the Titans' pass defense.
Despite hitting a snag in contract talks with OLB Connor Barwin, we hear the Texans still plan on having him back under contract in some form in 2013.
We hear Sam Shields needs a sustained stretch of solid play to hold on to the Packers' starting job at right cornerback.
Joe Flacco was cool under pressure vs. the Bengals, which is the reason the Ravens won, according to this week's AFC Whispers.
We hear that RB Mikel Leshoure could give the Lions' running game a much-needed boost when he returns from suspension.
The Giants' OLT situation is updated in this week's NFC Whispers.
Jaguars CB Derek Cox doesn't lack talent, but can he stay healthy?
According to NFL Whispers. the Rams could be open to moving former starting CB Bradley Fletcher via trade.
Word is OLB Andy Studebaker will be the starter while Tamba Hali is suspended for the Chiefs' season opener.
Word from Dallas is that RB Felix Jones has lost his burst and likely will be playing his final season with the Cowboys in 2012.
According to NFL Whispers. Cardinals OLT Levi Brown is in for a lengthy rehabilitation for his torn left triceps tendon.
Word from Washington is that second-year DE Jarvis Jenkins is coming on strong and ready to make a big impact in 2012.