When you're the four-time Super Bowl champions, you're able to honor "the fourth" a little bit differently than everyone else.
Ty Warren took a pounding but missed only of 90 regular-season games and was an indispensable presence in the 3-4 front.
Dallas' Rolando McClain says he hopes "to help my team beat the Patriots" when he returns from his four-game substance abuse suspension.
10mQuarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, who's been on the practice squads of the 49ers, Vikings and Dolphins, is signed by New England.
10mTom E. Curran can think of three reasons why Rob Gronkowski told the world he's playing Sunday . . . information the Patriots usually guard jealously until game time.
10mRob Gronkowski tells reporters that he'll play in Week 1 against the Dolphins.
10mNo one ever thought of Brandon Spikes as a leader when he was in New England . . . but that's not how they see him in Buffalo.
10m49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald becomes the first NFL player to be arrested on a domestic-violence charge since the league instituted stringent new penalties against that offense.
10mWith players clearing waivers at noon on Sunday, the Patriots are adding players to their 10-man practice squad.
10mRyan Mallett did greatly improve his image from his college days, but he hasn't impressed enough people in the NFL on the field.