Mac's NFL Blog - 8/23/07

Brian McIntyre takes us on a daily journey around the NFL. Today: DeMarcus Ware is scary, more on the Eli-Tiki feud (yes, it's already getting tiresome), Samson Satele was a wise draft choice, and Darryl Tapp could be in the zone.

Eli Manning and Tiki Barber resumed their verbal volleys on Wednesday.

Peyton Manning chimed in on the whole Eli/Tiki thing.

Patriots safety Rodney Harrison isn't holding back in his 14th season.

Judging by the recent releases of punters Josh Miller and Tom Malone, Danny Baugher appears to have won the Patriots punting gig.

Dolphins rookie Samson Satele could be the second rookie center in team history to start a season opener.

Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware can't help but think about going after Harvey Martin's team record for sacks in a season (23).

Ware's teammate Bobby Carpenter has been moved back to outside linebacker.

The Vikings might be kicking the tires of free agent DT Corey Simon.

Seahawks DE Darryl Tapp has found his comfort zone in his second season.

Even with LT Walter Jones being held out of the preseason, Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren is going to play the regulars for the entire 1st half on Saturday night against Minnesota.

Rams TE Dominique Byrd gets yelled at a lot by head coach Scott Linehan, and a roster spot for him isn't guaranteed.

Cardinals DL Chris Cooper is all but a lock to make the final roster and is happy to finally be someplace where he was actually given a chance.

Cardinals RB JJ Arrington would ideally be a feature back, but he knows that his role right now is to return kicks and make plays on 3rd down.

49ers CB Nate Clements is showing that he's worth the $80M contract.

Jets rookie CB Darrelle Revis has the smarts that makes up for his inexperience.

Steelers RB Willie Parker prefers having FB Dan Kreider pave the way, but with the reduced role of the fullback in the revamped Steelers offense, Kreider could end up on the street.

Within this Steelers notebook by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Trai Essex continues to show that he can't play left tackle.

Browns QB Brady Quinn got all the reps in practice...because head coach Romeo Crennel let his veterans sleep in and the team practiced for just one hour.

Ravens guard Chris Chester appears to have held off the challenge from rookie first rounder Ben Grubbs.

The Philadelphia Eagles locker room is still coping with the release of LB Jeremiah Trotter, and now Tampa Bay is going to bring Trotter in for a visit.

Packers rookie Korey Hall has made the transition from college linebacker to NFL fullback.

Chicago Bears QB Rex Grossman and center Olin Kreutz think they have the whole center exchange thing down.

Falcons ticket holders are looking to sell them
.

Chiefs running back Larry Johnson is still motivated after signing a lucrative contract extension on Tuesday.

Texans head coach Gary Kubiak wants more out of the running game this week.

The Bengals are counting on DT Domata Peko
.

Redskins rookie safety LaRon Landry could be the rare rookie who starts in a Gregg Williams-coordinated defense.

Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union has a viewer's guide to tonight's Jaguars-Packers game.

The Raiders and the agents for #1 draft pick JaMarcus Russell met on Monday to hammer out a contract.

Some Saints are on the bubble.

Broncos running backs Travis Henry and Andre Hall are happy together.

The Tennessee Titans had some fun on their last day of camp.


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