Re-sign or release? At our Lions site, Nate Caminata takes a
look at the future of starting free safety Terrence Holt who will become an
unrestricted free agent in March. "The only thing Terrence Holt did for the
Detroit Lions in 2006 was own a share for the team high in interceptions (3),
lead the secondary in tackles (77), and become one of the few defensive players
on the roster to play in all 16 games," he says. But will that be enough
for Detroit to re-sign him? Scout.com
subscribers can find out Caminata's take at our Lions site.
Worth the risk? After Saints QB Drew Brees dislocated his elbow in Saturday's Pro Bowl, and with 17 players who were originally picked opting not to play, John Holler at our Vikings site wonders if the Pro Bowl is dying off. "It's unfortunate that the Pro Bowl can't truly be a matchup of the NFL's best, but it has to be viewed for what it is – the NFL's best players going through the motions and hoping nobody gets hurt," he says. Read his commentary at our Minnesota site.
|Cowboys center Andre Gurode (Getty Images/Stephen Dunn)|
Today's Birthday Bunch: Rams DE Victor Adeyanju (24), Cowboys TE Tony Curtis (24), Vikings WR Bethel Johnson (28), Giants TE Darcy Johnson (24), Texans DE N.D. Kalu (32), Falcons DB J.R. Reed (25), Ravens G Brian Rimpf (26), Browns WR Travis Wilson (23), former Chiefs S Gary Barbaro (53), former Lions/Colts LB Dennis Gaubatz (67)
Pull the trigger: At our Packers site, Harry Sydney says that Green Bay should make a trade for disgruntled Raiders receiver Randy Moss. "I look back at the Super Bowl and how this team needed a wide receiver and the Packers took a chance on Andre "BAD MOON" Rison, and what happened? He gave Brett Favre that deep threat which made this team better, and so would Randy Moss," he says. Scout.com subscribers can take a look at Sydney's analysis of the impact -- positive and negative -- on the Packers.
The Question: Although five players picked off two passes each in the playoffs, two of the five players were on the same team. Can you name them? The answer is at the bottom of today's NFL Blog.
|Seattle OL Floyd Womack (Getty Images/Stephen Dunn)|
Don't you forget about me... Linebacker and special teams star Wali Rainer didn't get to play in his eighth NFL season this past year because he broke his ankle during training camp. But he was amongst the leading tacklers at LB during his first four years in the league and finished at or near the top of Detroit's special teams in tackles over three seasons. Learn more about this unrestricted free agent who could provide a boost to your favorite team in this Free Agent Snapshot. And then Scout.com subscribers can read our exclusive Q&A with Wali at our Texans site.
The answer: Colts veteran safety Bob Sanders and rookie Antoine Bethea both had a pair of interceptions during the team's run for the Lombardi Trophy. Other players grabbing two interceptions were the Chiefs' Ty Law, the Ravens' Ed Reed and the Patriots' Asante Samuel.
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