Former Kentucky QB Jared Lorenzen (above) has won the battle with Tim Hasselbeck to become the New York Giants’ no. 2 QB. When and if Eli Manning is knocked unconscious this season, if nothing else, he’ll be replaced by a player far more difficult to take off his feet.

If anyone in Houston is still questioning the Texas’ decision to take Mario Williams ahead of Reggie Bush, please, take it easy. Yesterday’s signing of the recently cut Ron Dayne reveals it was all part of their master plan.

Pro Football claims the Arizona Cardinals were allowed by the league to handpick their opening day opponent.

From the 49ers’ perspective, this should provide an extra level of motivation. After all, who wants to be known in NFL circles as the Arizona Cardinals’ bitches?