Published: September 6th, 2011 | Tags: First and 10, Arian Foster, Buddy Ryan, Fantasy football, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Peyton Manning, Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan, Sean Payton, Washington Redskins
The New Orleans Saints locked up coach Sean Payton to a multiyear contract extension Monday in a move that will keep the Super Bowl winner in the Big Easy through the 2015 season. Now Payton can focus on the business of having his team ready for Thursday night’s NFL Kickoff game in Green Bay … but first he will make an appearance Tuesday on “NFL Total Access.” Tune in at 7 p.m. ET for Payton’s state-of-the-Saints address.
Here’s what else is on tap for Tuesday:
- As Jets coach Rex Ryan and his brother, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, prepare for an emotional opening-night game on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, NFL coaching legend Buddy Ryan will put off a cancer operation to watch his twin sons battle it out in East Rutherford, N.J.
- Colts QB Peyton Manning, the four-time league MVP who has never missed a start in his NFL career, is now doubtful for Sunday’s opener at Houston because of lingering soreness in his back following offseason neck surgery.
- It wasn’t exactly Montana vs. Young, but the competition between John Beck and Rex Grossman for the Redskins’ starting quarterback job was one of the more suspenseful storylines of the NFL preseason, and we finally have a winner.
- Among the happier players to survive Saturday’s final NFL roster cuts was Dolphins rookie cornerback Jimmy Wilson, who spent two years in jail on a murder charge before an acquittal in 2009.
- NFL.com draft expert Bucky Brooks explains why Boise State senior Kellen Moore might not make a good pro as he shares his observations from the first weekend of college football.
- We gave Michael Lombardi $121 million and asked him to build the ultimate NFL roster. He came up with a top-notch squad, one that’s sure to spark debate.
- Catch up with your favorite team with our comprehensive season previews of all 32 teams.
- Peyton Manning might be a no-show for Week 1, but it looks like Arian Foster is good to go. Brief yourself on all the relevant developments with our fantasy blog.
- And it’s not too late to sign up to play Fantasy Football for free on NFL.com and get ready to draft the players who will drive your team to a championship.