Mac's NFL Blog - 9/19/07

In today's NFL Blog: Alex Smith does "Cribs", there could a run on bow ties in Cincinnati, "Big Play Babs" gets paid, and could Willie Parker be the next victim of the "Curse of 370"?

The Atlanta Falcons signed free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich to a two-year deal worth $6 million dollars.

Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution thinks the signing of Leftwich is smart, but it was late and won't magically turn things around.

The Dallas Cowboys are loading up for a Super Bowl run.

The New York Jets defense is still seeking its first sack and turnover. The defense won't get any help from cornerback Justin Miller, who was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jordan Babineaux agreed to a 5-year contract extension that could be worth as much as $17 million dollars.

Is free agent linebacker Dhani Jones on the Cincinnati Bengals' radar screen?

The Cleveland Browns have signed punter Scott Player to temporary fill-in for the injured Dave Zastudil.

Is Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker the next victim of Football Outsiders' "Curse of 370"?

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle cites the exploits of Cody Carlson and Gifford Nielsen Texans as a reason for the Texans to remain optimistic if Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson misses significant time.

Washington Redskins guard Randy Thomas will have surgery today on his torn left triceps.

"Old Donovan" means different things to different people in the City of Brotherly Love.

Jim Souhan of the Star Tribune suggests that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kelly Holcomb is the team's best option at the position.

Chicago Bears rookie tight end Greg Olsen was man enough to wear pink yesterday and declared that he would officially begin his NFL career on Sunday.

St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Jim Haslett would like to have a couple of plays back from Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Dennis Georgatos of the San Jose Mercury News got an inside look at the home of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart was nudged into working overtime last week. Top Stories