Countdown to kickoff
With all the excitement surround the first weekend of fantasy football, AP has this
"CBS Interactive has filed a federal lawsuit in Minneapolis to clarify who can use the statistics that underlie fantasy football leagues. The lawsuit filed earlier this week claims the NFL Players Association has threatened to sue the company if it does not pay licensing fees for the statistics. CBS seeks a ruling saying that the players cannot control use of the publicly available numbers and cannot demand that CBS pay for their use."
"Peters informed the Bills on Friday that he plans to end his summer-long holdout and report to the team Saturday, one day before Buffalo opens its season against Seattle. The team already has made the decision that Peters will not play Sunday against Seattle. ... Peters will not be arriving in Buffalo with the new contract he has been seeking."
Slow news day in the NFL so far. Here's what's recently been published on SI.com today:
• Monday's Vikings-Packers game is
• Coming up on Friday,
• Personnel guru
All that, plus all the news as we close in on the first Sunday of the 2008 season.
Thanks to the bulldozing prowess of
While the Redskins figure out a way to move the ball against the Giants -- who lead 16-0 -- now seems like the perfect time to remind you to catch
Couple quick hitters from the AP:
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman
AP has more details
It's official. The Bengals player who wears No. 85 will have Ocho Cinco on the back of his jersey. Let's let
"The Bengals said Thursday that they will refer to the receiver formerly known as Chad Johnson by his new legal name,
• And notorious pot-stirrer
Interesting story out of Nashville, courtesy of the
From the AP: The Jacksonville Jaguars placed shooting-victim
What to look for on SI.com/NFL today:
• Not sure which games to tune into this weekend?
All that, plus all the news as we close in on the official kickoff of the 2008 season
Seahawks wide receiver
With a nagging hamstring injury to wide receiver
Can't get enough of the
• Johnson on Bell: "He came here to get some stuff out of his locker. That's when he scooped the bags up. Some real shyster, conniving stuff, man."
• Bell: "I ain't no thief. I ain't never been one, and I ain't never going to be one. It was all a misunderstanding."
The Free Press goes into further detail, sharing both players' versions of what happened.
The latest news in the will-he-or-won't-he-play saga of Tom Brady:
Which game does Peter
The Jets voted
More on the phenomenal
"The empty bags were returned Tuesday evening, but Johnson said he is still missing $200, his ID, credit cards and clothes. Johnson said he had spoken with Bell and did not plan to involve the police."
To recap: Rudi Johnson takes Tatum Bell's job and Tatum Bell retaliates by swiping Rudi Johnson's bags. Hard to imagine this story being topped all season.
Kyle Boller's season
• Which coach does
We have an early favorite for NFL story of the year. Cue
"[Newly signed Lions running back
What to look for on SI.com/NFL today:
• The return of
• Former player
• The NFL Crystal Ball: Nine SI.com writers share their predictions for division winners, playoffs, awards and more.
All that, plus all the news as we count down to tomorrow night's kickoff between the Redskins and the Giants.
Despite missing almost all of training camp, the Chiefs' first-round pick,
The Steelers have
From ProFootballTalk.com: Recently released quarterback
Fresh off having his three-game suspension reduced to one, Broncos wide receiver
The AP is the
From the Associated Press: The NFL will honor the late
Jaguars tackle Richard Collier continues to be in critical condition in a Jacksonville hospital
The Ravens have
Two more columns from SI.com writers ...
• Bucky Brooks debuts his new weekly column,
From the Associated Press: The Denver Broncos traded versatile defensive back
Bland. Boring. Predictable. Call him what you please, but SI.com's