Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
- Philip Zaroo of Mlive.com writes it was time to move on for former Cincinnati Bengals running back Rudi Johnson, who is now a Detroit Lion.
Morning take: Johnson says he had a feeling all along he would leave Cincinnati, yet has no idea why he was released. Interesting. Our guess is Johnson is taking the high road.
- Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News points out eight similarities between the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys.
Morning take: Here's another similarity: Neither team has won playoff games in a very long time.
- ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Pittsburgh Steelers shipped center Sean Mahan to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a seventh-round draft pick.
Morning take: The Sean Mahan experiment was a disaster from the beginning in Pittsburgh. Let's see if the Justin Hartwig experiment works better.