Thomas Howard out for the season

Cincinnati Bengals starting outside linebacker Thomas Howard tore his anterior cruciate ligament in practice this week and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Howard led the Bengals with 120 tackles last season. He had four tackles, one sack and a pass deflection in a 44-13 loss to the Ravens
September 14, 2012

No Respect: Most-Targeted Defenders

Scout.com's Ed Thompson takes a look at the three cornerbacks, safeties and linebackers that NFL quarterbacks have gone after with no mercy this season. And he points out which players at each position are struggling the most when called upon to defend the pass.
December 5, 2009

NFL Early Games Preview: Players to Watch

Scout.com Senior NFL Analyst Ed Thompson takes a look at the players who are taking the league by storm -- and a few who are sputtering -- as 16 teams prepare to clash in the NFL's early games of Week 3.
September 20, 2008

7 Points: Burress Doesn't Care Where He Plays

Find out why it doesn't matter where Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress plays and why the Tennessee Titans are still shopping for running backs. Learn more about a troubling situation that's on the horizon for the Eagles and much more in Ed Thompson's 7 points.
June 1, 2008

Howard nearing the top of his game

Oakland Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard hasn't reached the top of his profession yet, but he's getting close.
December 22, 2007

Raiders - Chiefs gameday primer

This is the 94th regular-season meeting between the Raiders and Chiefs. The Chiefs lead 49-42-2 after winning the last eight meetings, the longest winning streak in the 48-year history of the two rivals. The Chiefs won in McAfee Coliseum 20-9 last year.
October 20, 2007