The Raiders had to pay JaMarcus Russell $3 million. Silver and Black Pride updates their running tally: "For those of you keeping a running toll, the Raiders had already paid him $36.4M before this settlement, making it over $39M paid to him for being arguably the biggest bust of all time."
49ers' Ahmad Brooks and teammate Lamar Divens apparently got into a fight and Divens at one point considered pressing charges, but declined. Niners Nation recounts the story, including this note: "[Divens] said this would be bad for both of their careers and that he just wanted to keep playing and that they had resolved it."
The Jaguars QB competition is not such a competition, writes Big Cat Country. "[D]oes anybody really care about the Jaguars' QB competition this year?" Valid question.
Speaking of QB competitions, Silver and Black Pride weighs in on the Raiders quarterbacks.
There is no love lost in the NFC North, Israel Idonije, former Bear who signed with the Lions, said on NFLN: "I'm looking forward to twice a year, dressing up, suiting up and getting after it on the field when we play the Bears in Detroit and then in Chicago."
Annual question: Is this the year the Titans fixed their receivers?
Reasons the NFL offseason needs to start right now: Jay Cutler's honeymoon is a news story.
Time for the Bucs to start winning at home, writes Bucs Nation. "Since '08, 31 teams (including the '08 Bucs) have had winning records at home only to watch the playoffs on television like the rest of us. While it's not automatic, posting winning records at home definitely increases the chances of making the playoffs consistently."
Interesting Philip Rivers note from Bolts From The Blue: " Philip Rivers played at a Pro-Bowl-caliber level when he threw the ball in under 2.5 seconds."
Field Gulls breaks down Percy Harvin and the Seahawks fantasy prospects in the video below: