On the open market, how much would a team pay for a guy entering his mid-20s and with at least 60 NFL starts to his credit? Well, the NFL, and everyone else, could find out in about six months. Only three years ago, after Josh Freeman's first full season as a starter, prominent Tampa Bay officials privately suggested to several reporters (including this one) that they would not trade their young quarterback for any player in the league. Fast-forward to the present and the sentiment is hardly the same. ... Good-guy general manager Mark Dominik said last month that there won't be an extension during the year, and that the two sides will address the issue next offseason. But that could create the very unusual and rare situation. ... To have a 26-year-old guy with a track record become available is virtually unheard of. (National Football Post) Comment
Count Tommie Frazier among those who took Nebraska's loss to UCLA hard. [Frazier] was honored at halftime for his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. But it's something the Husker quarterback tweeted on his @TouchdownTommie account Saturday night that will get as much attention in the days to come. Expressing his opinion on the current state of Husker football, here's part of Frazier's tweet: "I hate saying this but this crap is getting old. ... If this is what is going to happen for the remainder of the season, count me out. I don't care if we lose a game but the way we are losing is just not what Nebraska fans deserve. I have fought, bled, and cried over this program. I didn't do all that for the program to become what it has today. Time for change!" (Lincoln Journal-Star) Comment
This much, he's made clear: Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria can be decisive when he wants to dismantle a roster. Yet when it comes to his front office, he waffles and waffles and waffles some more. Enough. If Loria wants to fire Larry Beinfest as president of baseball operations, then he should fire him. Instead, Loria is staying ominously silent while reports circulate. ... Beinfest is miserable, major league sources say. You would be miserable, too, if your owner over the past four years had gone from merely meddlesome to completely hands-on, even vetoing minor league call-ups for reasons unrelated to performance. The Marlins' power structure, according to sources, essentially consists of Loria and VP of player personnel Dan Jennings on one side and Beinfest and general manager Mike Hill on the other. (Fox Sports) Comment
A storm rolled through Seattle during the Seahawks' win over the 49ers on Sunday. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
What's next for the Broncos and Giants after Denver's Manning Bowl win.