Wyche: Top offseason storylines
8. LaDainian Tomlinson: It's always bittersweet when a franchise player is no longer the franchise's player. The split between L.T. and the Chargers is inevitable. The harsher reality might be that there aren't any takers once he hits the open market.
NFL.com Blogs : Owners extend Goodell’s contract through 2015
NFL owners have shown their support for Commissioner Roger Goodell by unanimously voting to award him a new five-year contract, through 2015. His original contract was due to expire in September 2011.
Will Bolts put a franchise tag on anyone this year? Not likely - Scott Bair - North County Times
Only time will tell what the Chargers will do with their tag designations but, if history is any indication, they'll only use it if they don't believe a player's production can be replaced through the draft or second-tier players under contract. If that's the case, then the expense is justified.
Two years later: The Jared Allen trade - Kevin Seifert - ESPN
But while the Chiefs did get good value, they traded away a then-26-year-old player who will go down as one of the best defensive players in his era.
Plugging the Holes: AFC West - Bill Barnwell - ESPN
On Wednesday, Football Outsiders begins its "Plugging the Holes" series, in which it will target the offseason issues facing each team in the NFL by division. Bill Barnwell begins with the AFC West.
Under the Cap: Front Office Decisions
In addition to veterans with high salaries, front offices have to decide whether or not to pay players with significant roster bonuses that are set to be earned at the beginning of the 2010 league year (March 5). Some veterans with interesting roster bonuses due in the early part of the league year are: