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- Ron Artest apparently said at Christmas time that he wants to play tight end for the Jets. All "could this guy actually make the transition from the NBA to the NFL" analysis aside, is there an NBA player who fits better for a particular NFL team better than Artest and the Jets? "Crazy Pills," as Artest is commonly known, wouldn't even be a blip on the radar for that organization.
- 287 carries, 63 receptions and zero fumbles for Ray Rice this season. You know, for all those people who think he was a wasted top-five draft pick in fantasy.
- Mike Tice's stock is quickly rising when it comes to assistants who are potential head coaches. This is logical -- the Chicago Bears have one of the least talented offensive lines in football and yet Tice and Mike Martz have managed to make them pretty, pretty productive ever since the Bears' bye week.
- Would a rookie wage scale increase the number of underclassmen who bolt for the NFL? Well, not necessarily, but maybe so if that makes any sense. If not, check out Mike Florio's breakdown on how the changes in a future CBA would impact kids leaving college early.
- With two catches on Sunday, Derrick Mason would join a pretty exclusive club. Currently, Jerry Rice and Tony Gonzalez are the only two players to ever catch 60-plus balls in 11 straight seasons. Two receptions for Mason would get him there.
- Charlie Campbell of PewterReport.com reports that Cadillac Williams will "explore [his] options" in free agency. But Caddy also mentioned how much he loves playing for the Bucs. Which is good, because his free agency options will likely be pretty limited.
- Alan Faneca is contemplating retirement. That's the sort of thing that happens when you have to block for Derek Anderson, Max Hall and John Skelton all season.
- The Cowboys signed kicker Kris Brown, who's expected to give David Buehler a run for his money as the starter in 2011.
- The Falcons are looking forward to playing the Saints again, but they won't make too much (publicly anyway) about the Saints celebrating on Atlanta's home field after Monday night's victory.