Good morning. Here is your PDB for Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. It contains all the links, info, analysis and occasional humor that you'll need to go about your day. If you can't detect sarcasm or take yourself and/or football too seriously, this may not be your thing.
WHAT'S ON TAP
12-12:45 p.m.: Open locker room period, Tom Brady speaks
1-1:15 p.m.: Nick Caserio media availability
10-10:15 a.m.: Bill Belichick Media Availability
1:45 p.m.: Open Locker Room period
- Albert Haynesworth is back baby! Earthquakes, Haynesworth returning to practice, dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria!
- Other than that, not a whole lot going on around here, but the Colts luring Kerry Collins out of retirement while Peyton Manning recovers from neck surgery is certainly worth noting.
- Former fullback Heath Evans announced his retirement. He will be working for the NFL Network. Still remember like it was yesterday Evans telling me he had been cut by Nick Saban while Evans was putting up hurricane shutters. It worked out OK for him.
At Detroit Lions, 8 p.m. Saturday
- WR Maurice Stovall has been opening some eyes.
- Lions first-team offense hasn't practice together yet.
- Patriots will test Matthew Stafford. Uh, ya think?
- Doesn't look like RB Jahvid Best or DE Kyle Vanden Bosch will play. It's too bad. The Patriots wanted to see Nate Solder against a guy like Vanden Bosch.
AROUND THE DIVISION
- Rex Ryan is confused by Vernon Gholston saying Ryan didn't give him a chance.
- Jets' offense is looking sharp.
- Dolphins have nothing to lose signing RB Larry Johnson.
- Fred Jackson has been assured he's the team's top running back.