Huddle Up: Bess passing Hartline in Miami?
An abbreviated look at what’s going on around the NFL on Friday, Sept. 2:
• Has Davone Bess supplanted Brian Hartline as the Dolphins' No. 2 wide receiver? It looks like a real possibility after Bess rested with the starters Thursday while Hartline suited up against Houston.
• Rich Bartel may have claimed victory Thursday in the battle to back up Kevin Kolb in Arizona, connecting on 12 of 16 passes for 216 yards and two TDs. The other QB in the mix, John Skelton, had to sit out with an injury
• Raymond Radway had the inside track on the Cowboys' fifth receiver spot, until he broke his leg during Thursday's game. That injury opened the door for either Jesse Holley or Manny Johnson to make the roster.
• Here's a scary thought for the Colts: The QB predicament caused by Peyton Manning's neck injury might not be the biggest of their worries. What is? An offensive line that's struggling to protect anyone right now. • Receiver Maurice Stovall signed with Detroit this offseason as a free agent, despite the presence of Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson and Titus Young. But Stovall has played well enough that the Lions will have a hard time cutting him loose.