Mac's NFL Blog: 9/12/07

In today's NFL Blog: Kevin Everett gets a second chance, the Patriots get caught with their hands in the cookie jar, and the Seahawks get a new third quarterback.

The outlook for Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett was "bleak and dismal" on Monday, but Wednesday's dramatic turnaround now has doctors indicating that it is feasible Everett could lead a normal life.

The New York Post has a nickname for New England Patriots Bill Belichick: "Belicheat"

Within this notebook by the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss, we learn that Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork isn't worried about the cheating allegations, the Patriots ended the mini-feud with Minnesota by waiving LB David Herron and continued their youth movement by signing LB Chad Brown.

Free agent LB Nick Greisen will work out for the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday.

After losing safety Yeremiah Bell for the season, the Miami Dolphins have signed a pair of safeties, including Donovin Darius.

The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed RB Reno Mahe, last year's primary punt returner.

Free agent DT Tank Johnson is apparently on the Dallas Cowboys' radar.

Veteran Todd Wade will replace injured starter Jon Jansen at right tackle on the Washington Redskins offensive line.

The New York Giants have placed DT William Joseph on IR to make room for veteran DT Russell Davis.

Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson impressed his coaches with his composure last Sunday.

It's already been a long year for Detroit Lions RB Kevin Jones.

The Chicago Bears added a pair of defenders to the active roster, including former practice squad DT Antonio Garay.

Cincinnati Bengals LB Landon Johnson is making teammate TJ Houshmandzadeh look like a prophet.

The Cleveland Browns' QB carousel was working overtime on Tuesday.

Rick Maese of the Baltimore Sun believes age might be catching up with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced their Legends Team on Tuesday. (The 75th anniversary team won't be announced until later this season.)

The Seattle Seahawks pulled off not one, but two trades on Tuesday, and Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post Intelligencer puts an end to the "wild speculation" the trades created.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt praised the overall effort of the Cardinals defense and expressed concern about the youth that'll be protecting QB Matt Leinart's blindside this Sunday against Seattle.

The St. Louis Rams have added offensive tackle Brandon Gorin to the active roster, replacing injured LT Orlando Pace, and FB Madison Hedgecock was released to make room for TE Richard Owens.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan announced that 35-year old DT Bryant Young has been added to the team's lengthy list of captains.

Ten first-year Indianapolis Colts players were blown away by the speed and crowd in their first NFL game.

The Houston Texans have signed safety Will Demps and placed safety Jason Simmons on IR.

It sure sounds like Tennessee Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt expects newly acquired DE Bryce Fisher to eventually start.

43-year old kicker John Carney has signed a 1-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Kansas City Chiefs hope to build a defense like the Bears. (Which will happen about the same time Katherine Heigl is doing this to show off the ring I gave her.)

Former Arena league star and current Chiefs WR Bobby Sippio is expected to play against the Chicago Bears this Sunday.

Today could be the day that QB JaMarcus Russell officially becomes an Oakland Raider.

The Jay Cutler LoveFest continues in Denver.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed CB Sammy Davis, which probably means CB Brian Kelly's groin injury is serious.

David Gladow of has the Saints ranked 13th in his latest power rankings.

Opinion pieces by Scott Fowler and Tom Sorensen of The Charlotte Observer both conclude that the Panthers are not a Super Bowl contender.

Atlanta ranks 28th when it comes to tailgating
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