- Alshon Jeffery threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field yesterday, and didn't limp off the field. I guess he really is ready for this Sunday!
- Falcons fullback Patrick DiMarco recently visited with kids staying at Childrens' Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, helping cheer them up and giving a bit of his time to help them out. Just a great thing to see from a former Gamecock.
- Captain Munnerlyn has become one of the most vocal members of the Minnesota Vikings, always candid about what the defense has planned for their opponents, and what went right and wrong during a game. Yesterday, Munnerlyn described the defenses biggest strength--going after the quarterback. "It changes a whole lot. Those guys don't want to get hit," Munnerlyn said. "They're the face of their franchise -- I call them the 'money guys.' They don't want to get hit, they try to get the ball out real fast, and in the back end, we just try to cover up and make plays." The Vikings have forced the fourth-quickest throws in the league in the past two weeks, an average of 2.24 seconds, and opponents have tried just five passes of 20 yards or longer. That's tied with the Cardinals and Seahawks for the fourth-fewest in the NFL.
- Spencer Lanning was among three punters that the Carolina Panthers worked out yesterday. Ultimately, none were signed, but it's not surprising to see Lanning making the rounds for franchises regretting their special teams decisions.
- The Dallas Cowboys released guard Ronald Patrick from its practice squad Tuesday, replacing him with defensive end Lavar Edwards. Patrick has been on-and-off the Cowboys roster, so I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up being their go-to if they experience issues with depth on the line late in the season.
* = Practice Squad
+ = Injured