Superdome is rockin’ before kickoff

I’m here on location at the Superdome, and as the teams take field, here are a couple thoughts.

Kickers are the people making a difference

Kickers are having an impact on the Jets-Bengals game.

Hanson’s thoughts from Cincinnati

NFL Network’s Scott Hanson offers his thoughts on what is transpiring in Cincinnati.

Favre’s decision could come after Vikings start camp

Those hoping to know retired QB Brett Favre‘s decision about playing for the Vikings this season might have to wait longer than expected. According to a source close to the situation, Vikings coach Brad Childress has put “no pressure” on Favre to make a decision by the start of the first training-camp practice Friday.

Benson confident in bringing SB back to Nola

The significance for Nola landing the Super Bowl in 2013 cannot be understated. Saints owner Tom Benson was very confident — as if trying to will the other NFL owners to award Super Bowl XLVII to his home town.

A No. 4 on the field, but no Favre sighting

Scott Hanson spent another day staking out Oak Grove High School football practices Tuesday, but there was no sign of Brett Favre.

Harvin should open up offense for run-heavy Vikings

After the Vikings selected WR Percy Harvin with the 22nd overall pick, one GM told NFL Network’s Scott Hanson, “Wow. You put (Adrian) Peterson and Harvin on the same field at the same time … that’s a potential TD from anywhere at any time.”

Bucs moved up to steal Freeman from Vikings

You may be wondering why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jumped just two spots to take Kansas State QB Josh Freeman with the 17th overall pick, and the answer is, they would only do that if they were afraid someone was going to take their guy.

Buccaneers look to past for draft-day inspiration

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have dug into their past for inspiration on this draft day. New Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik had the jerseys of former Tampa Bay draftees who went to multiple Pro Bowls hung in the war room at Buccaneers headquarters.

Is Stafford the next Cutler?

An NFL GM told NFL Network that the Lions “think they have the next Jay Cutler” in Georgia QB Matthew Stafford.

Redskins QB Campbell given lesson on NFL business

Jason Campbell can now move forward being the Redskins’ quarterback now that Jay Cutler has been dealt to the Bears.

Dungy could be a liaison between players, league

Tony Dungy has been approached by new NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, who’s interested in having the retired coach assume a role of liaison between the players and the NFL office.

Jones: Williams a ‘significant factor’ in release of T.O.

If you believe Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the sometimes disruptive behavior and outspoken nature of Terrell Owens was not a part of why the decision was made to release him on Thursday.

TE Campbell thinking retirement; QB Green is not

NFL Network’s Scott Hanson reports that former Saints TE Mark Campbell is leaning toward retirement, but he’s willing to return for an 11th NFL season if “the right situation” comes along. QB Trent Green, on the other hand, says he would be “100 percent committed” to playing in the “right situation.” Green was the Rams’ backup QB last season.

OT Smith will not work out at combine

OT Andre Smith, projected as a top-5 pick, announced before the bench press on Friday that he will not be working out at the combine. Smith said he will only work out at Alabama’s pro day on March 11.

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