Some insiders believe that Bucs quarterback Brad Johnson may have a more serious back injury than previously reported because of how slow Johnson has recovered from what initially was reported to be a bruise of the lower back. Johnson has added fuel to the speculation by saying that he wouldn't tell people even if something were wrong.
Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter, who was benched in favor of Chad Hutchinson in midseason, likely will be an ex-Cowboy this offseason. The team has been disappointed not only in his play but also with his attitude, routinely showing poor habits in practice.
We hear 49ers consultant Bill Walsh's pet project is the work he has been doing reconstructing the throwing motion of quarterback Cade McNown, who underwent season-ending surgery on his throwing shoulder last August. Walsh reportedly spends a few days a week working with McNown.
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