--Although the loss of second-year DT Jimmy Kennedy with a foot injury was a tough blow ó Kennedy had been looking much improved from his rookie campaign before the injury ó we hear the Rams are very pleased so far with their defensive line, especially DT Damione Lewis, who has missed 11 games during his three-year career to injuries but has participated in every practice so far this season. The Rams also continue to rave about the raw potential of third-round rookie DE Tony Hargrove.
--We hear Rams second-year WR Shaun McDonald certainly didnít hurt his cause with his performance in the Ramsí preseason opener vs. the Bears. McDonald, who comes the closest to resembling former Rams No. 3 receiver extraordinaire Az-Zahir Hakim, had an impressive 40-yard catch-and-run vs. Chicago, in addition to a highlight-film, zigzagging punt return for a TD that was called back due to an illegal block.
--Dexter McCleon was the only Chiefs cornerback to be able to hang with Vikings WR Randy Moss during recent scrimmages between the two clubs.
--Titans coaches are down on top pick TE Ben Troupe, and Troupe appears as if he doesnít sense it. He has been a little overwhelmed so far in camp, but the coaches have been very happy with the performance of starter Erron Kinney, who has looked great after signing a contract extension
Lewis cannot hold up hte middle... he might have been a great pass rusher in college but in the NFL he is a hanging meat carcass for 300+ pound ofensive lineman. IMO.. he should be moved to DE.