With the 2014 regular season just over a week away, more than 1,100 players will be released as 32 NFL teams have until Saturday at 4 p.m. ET to trim their rosters down to the final 53. First up: the initial wave of cuts as teams get to 75 players by Tuesday.
Marc Trestman takes over the Chicago Bears, and Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice -- who played for him at San Francisco and Oakland -- thinks his former coach has the smarts to go far. Nevertheless, there's still one question about Trestman he's not sure about.
Ryan Mathews is tired of the pressure he put on himself to be the next LaDainian Tomlinson, so he promises to relax this season and be himself. And if he stays healthy? 'I think I can be a top-five back,' he said.