*Football Outsiders has ranked the special teams units of all 32 teams . The Steelers check in at #8, largely due to the reliability of kicker Jeff Reed.
*Jamaal Lewis will miss the rest of the preseason due to a nagging hip injury. In my mind, the Ravens will once again be mediocre, even with McNair, if Lewis is not healthy and productive.
*The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a nice piece on Duce Staley. Staley insists that he's slowly but surely getting his timing and 'feel' back after missing so much time in 2005.
*The status of Carson Palmer's knee remains a mystery in Cincinatti.
*I can only shake my head in amazement at the greed and ego of Broncos WR Ashley Lelie. The guy's forfeited over $400,000 of salary by stubbornly refusing to report to camp. To make matters worse, the Broncos don't seem to miss him at all. Good riddance Ashley.