Mac's NFL Blog: 9/4/07

In today's NFL blog: A football game may interrupt Thursday's musical festivities, Michael Strahan celebrates his second day of being back, Buster Davis tells the Cardinals where to go, and Dunta Robinson faces a very frightening experience.

New York Giants DE Michael "Magic" Strahan reported to the team, but his status for Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys remains unknown.

The NFL and the city of Indianapolis has a mega-bash planned for Thursday's season-opener. (Wanna bet John Mellencamp plays "This Is Our Country"? Anyone? Anyone?)

The Tennessean answers the five burning questions facing the Tennessee Titans as they head into week 1.

The home of Houston Texans CB Dunta Robinson was robbed.

Houston Texans safety Michael Boulware is expected to eventually compete for a starting job.

Jaguars RB Fred Taylor is having a hard time getting over the release of his good friend, QB Byron Leftwich.

Jacksonville signed 14-year veteran cornerback Aaron Glenn.

WR Randy Moss practiced with the New England Patriots for the first time since August 1st, which likely prompted the release of WR Reche Caldwell.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is downplaying the chat he had with Vikings head coach Brad Childress regarding a pair of waiver wire claims. (What collusion?)

New York Jets RB Thomas Jones (strained calf) returned to practice and should play on Sunday.

Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter isn't 100%, but should play in Sunday's season-opener.

The Arizona Cardinals offered a practice squad spot to 3rd round pick LB Buster Davis, which he refused.

The Cardinals quickly swooped in and claimed DE Quentin Moses off waivers from Oakland, and they are excited about him as an edge pass rusher.

RB Frank Gore remains the focal point in San Francisco.

In the three years Tim Ruskell has been the team President, the Seattle Seahawks defense has undergone an extreme makeover.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin named his captains, and one guard congratulated another on a long-term extension.

Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel is a Frye guy...for now.

Baltimore Ravens center Mike Flynn feels like "Old Man River".

There's an Ivy League feel to the Cincinnati Bengals. (Will they graduate to white collar crimes now?)

Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times checks in on Buccaneers WR Paris Warren after the second-year player suffered a gruesome ankle injury in the preseason finale.

The Charlotte Observer's Scott Fowler practices his ABCs with a little help from the Panthers, and the Panthers officially signed a pair of veteran defensive backs.

In 2007, New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush wants to repeat the second-half performance he had in 2006, where he scored 9 touchdowns in 7 games.

Atlanta Falcons second-year defensive back Jimmy Williams might start at safety in the season-opener.

Within this notebook in the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs brought in a half-dozen kickers for a look-see and LT Damien McIntosh could start this Sunday against Houston.

A Nike ad is prompting a war of words between the Chargers and Bears.

Newly signed Denver Broncos DE Simeon Rice thinks he could be the final piece to the Super Bowl puzzle.

Minnesota Vikings DT Fred Evans says he has control over his life and is trying to put the legal troubles behind him.

Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones looked good in his first practice coming off a Lisfranc injury.

Lions players and coaches went to the polls yesterday and elected themselves some new captains.

The role of backup is an unfamiliar one for Green Bay Packers TE Bubba Franks.

Packers CB Charles Woodson could be returning punts to start the year.

This notebook
in the Chicago Sun-Times informs us that TE Greg Olsen will likely be a game-time decision on Sunday and the Bears selected their captains, and some other Bears-related tidbits to start your day with.

Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams is angry that Aaron Glenn was released. (Watch out for the horse-collar tackles, Jerry Jones!)

Washington Redskins LB Marcus Washington (dislocated elbow) hopes to play in the season-opener against Miami.

Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has decided on who will back up starting QB Jason Campbell, but he's not ready to reveal that player's identity. (Jason La Canfora of the Washington Post is on the case)

Philadelphia Eagles WR Kevin Curtis doesn't look like a professional football player.

Eagles Pro Bowl guard Shawn Andrews practiced yesterday and says he will play on Sunday, but TE LJ Smith is still a question mark.

Eagles DE Jevon Kearse isn't what he used to be.


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