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McDonald an unsung, important part of 49ers' 'D'

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
DT Ray McDonald has proven to be one of the unsung stalwarts on a 49ers defense that ranks third in the league.

Rookie Wright impressing despite mistakes

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ noon ET
Despite some drops and a key fumble, rookie WR Kendall Wright has endeared himself to the Titans' coaching staff in several ways.

Finley has work to do to stay in Green Bay

Posted Sept. 29, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
We hear that Packers TE Jermichael Finley needs to step up his production if he hopes to stay in Green Bay beyond 2013.

Witherspoon hurting Titans' pass defense

Posted Sept. 29, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
Veteran Titans LB Will Witherspoon appears to have lost a step, which, we hear, is causing issues for the Titans' pass defense.

Texans seem determined to hang onto Barwin

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
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.

Shields' grip on Packers RCB job far from firm

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
We hear Sam Shields needs a sustained stretch of solid play to hold on to the Packers' starting job at right cornerback. 

Flacco's playmaking ability against the rush is key

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco was cool under pressure vs. the Bengals, which is the reason the Ravens won, according to this week's AFC Whispers.

Leshoure will bolster Lions' running game

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
We hear that RB Mikel Leshoure could give the Lions' running game a much-needed boost when he returns from suspension.

Giants won't rush Beatty back

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
The Giants' OLT situation is updated in this week's NFC Whispers. 

Durability a concern for Jaguars' Cox

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Jaguars CB Derek Cox doesn't lack talent, but can he stay healthy? 

Rams could be open to trading CB Fletcher

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
According to NFL Whispers. the Rams could be open to moving former starting CB Bradley Fletcher via trade.

Studebaker ready to fill in for Hali

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Word is OLB Andy Studebaker will be the starter while Tamba Hali is suspended for the Chiefs' season opener.

Cowboys RB Jones lacks burst he once had

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
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.

Cardinals OLT Brown facing lengthy rehab

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
According to NFL Whispers. Cardinals OLT Levi Brown is in for a lengthy rehabilitation for his torn left triceps tendon.

Redskins DE Jenkins ready to make impact

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
Word from Washington is that second-year DE Jarvis Jenkins is coming on strong and ready to make a big impact in 2012.



Insider on Joeckel: 'It does not get much better'

Posted Feb. 03, 2013 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Our league insiders sound off on some of the pro prospects they've been scouting in advance of the 2013 NFL draft.

Insider: Time is catching up to Brady

Posted Jan. 27, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m. ET

Insider: Kaepernick faster than any other NFL QB

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 3:48 p.m. ET

Insider: Successful teams' leaders police selves

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 2:53 p.m. ET

Insider: Brandon makes great hire in Marrone

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 5:08 p.m. ET

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Way We Hear It

Jaguars announce some big changes

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Jaguars announced this week that they won't be very active in free agency and will transition to a zone-blocking system in 2013.

Texans want Barwin back despite disappointing 2012

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 2:55 p.m. ET

Former QB Paulus has high praise for Bills' Marrone

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 5:20 p.m. ET

Is Canty a cap concern for Giants?

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:59 p.m. ET

Vikings will explore free-agent WR possibilities

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:54 p.m. ET

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