Whispers from around the NFL
Pro Football Weekly is hearing plenty, including that WR Mike Williams is tipping the scales at 240 pounds, 20 pounds over the Lions' target.
• The Texans believe MLB DeMeco Ryans is a strong candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Ryans is the heart and soul of a Texans defense that has improved after a tough start to the season, and Ryan's ability to handle a lot of responsibility has played no small part.
• Recognizing the error of his ways far too late in the season, Cardinals head coach Dennis Green admitted early last week, we hear, that he should have plugged in Reggie Wells at right tackle a long time ago and forgotten about playing him at any other position on the line.