The seven-year, $46.5 million contract that the Panthers' Sean Gilbert signed last spring awes fellow defensive linemen. "That was the craziest contract of all," says the Bucs' Warren Sapp, who signed a six-year, $36.1 million deal in March, "but I think it's right that all the defensive tackles made the big money this off-season. If you're going to pay a quarterback an astronomical sum, why not pay the man who knocks the quarterback out of the game the same price?"
Just Waiting To Explode
Troubled out-of-work running back Lawrence Phillips has a tattoo of a bomb on his back, with a wick that snakes over his right shoulder.