• When he’s not solving the lockout on Twitter, Arian Foster is sharing pictures of his injured hamstring with cyberspace. Foster notes that in the medical world, the white stuff shown in the above MRI is viewed as “anti-awesomeness“.
  • Frank Gore‘s super agent Drew Rosenhaus says his client’s shiny new two-year, $21 million contract extension will be finalized today. Without the leverage provided by free agency Gore couldn’t quite get DeAngelo Williams-type money despite the identical advanced age of the two running backs (they’re both 28), but the value here is still reasonable for both sides.
  • In other less optimistic 49ers news, Michael Crabtree was officially activated from the PUP list yesterday and is progressing with his left foot fracture, but he still won’t play in San Francisco’s final preseason game.
  • Kerry Collins will see plenty of action in what is usually the most meaningless of all the meaningless preseason games. This is what happens when a quarterback could be subbing-in for a four-time MVP.
  • A Playboy model is wearing Cam Newton’s pants.
  • The salary cap hasn’t hurt the Steelers, and it’s remarkable how many players who were part of Pittsburgh’s 2005 championship team will also be suiting up for Week 1 in 2011.
  • Even though Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson called Logan Mankins a “dirty bastard,” Mankins still defended the most polarizing Lions defender, saying that Ndamukong Suh isn’t a dirty player.
  • Jeremy Maclin says he’s ready for Week 1, which is tremendous news for my fantasy team. It’s good for the Eagles too, I guess.
  • Youth and potential will lead Cleveland out of its misery, and pursuing veterans cut later this week is foolish.
  • For many reasons, the Dolphins’ plan to honor Tim Tebow and the 2008 Florida Gators prior to Miami’s Week 7 game against Denver is absolutely insane and ridiculous. But if you’re in the business of selling tickets to a professional football game in a college football town, it’s pure genius.
  • Even the clinically insane Woody Paige of the Denver Post thinks Miami’s Tebow Gator Day is asinine.
  • There’s a very good chance that the once promising and now highly injury-prone Anthony Gonzalez will be a victim of the final roster cut down this weekend. Due to his frequent battle with injuries it’s easy to overlook Gonzo, but in a well-researched post Nate Dunlevy of 18 to 88 tells us why we’re glossing over NFL history if we cast aside the Colts’ 2007 first-round pick.