The first week of NFL free agency isn't over yet, and it's already becoming difficult to keep track of who's coming and going.
Center Matt Birk, safety Ed Reed and guard Bobbie Williams head a list of longtime veterans who will be making their first Super Bowl appearance when the Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3.
When Ray Lewis was selected in the first round of the 1996 NFL draft, he didn't even know the nickname of the team that drafted him. But Lewis quickly became the face of the Baltimore Ravens, and the stellar middle linebacker will remain a beloved figure in Charm City long after he pulls off his No. 52 jersey for the final time.
The Bengals suddenly need a lot of help _ stopping the pass, selling tickets and staying in the playoff chase.
Carson Palmer thinks the Bengals need to work harder at eliminating penalties. Offensive lineman Bobbie Williams thinks they need to focus on converting short-yardage plays to get their stuck-in-a-rut offense moving.
Ten or 20 years ago, Nate Newton and William "The Refrigerator" Perry were on a short list of larger-than-life rarities in the NFL. The 300-plus-pound behemoths made headlines simply for existing. Their every move shook the field and made people take notice.
A flamboyant Cincinnati Bengals receiver has the whole team talking, and this time it's not Chad Ochocinco.