Whispers from around the NFL
Pro Football Weekly is hearing whispers that second-year CB Nathan Vasher could be moving up the Bears' depth chart.
• Don't be surprised if Chiefs DT Ryan Sims misses significantly more than the expected 3-4 weeks with his foot sprain. We're told it's not all that different from the injury that kept former Patriots CB Ty Law out for more than half of last year.
• Fans in Detroit have been quick to point to ORT Kelly Butler, a first-year starter, as the problem area for the Lions' blocking issues, but scouts say the real weak link has been veteran newcomer Rick DeMulling at left guard. There are those who believe DeMulling is playing injured.