This is a really strange time in the NFL: year -- probably the deadest, with lots of coaches and front office people taking vacations. OTAs are done, the top draft picks won't start signing for a few more weeks, free agency is pretty much over. Yet, we're deceptively close to the time when everybody springs into action. Rookies report to Lehigh in 32 days.
A couple of situations have resolved themselves this week, most notably, the Rams re-signing safety O.J. Atogwe, meaning Eagles fans who wanted to hand him zillions of dollars because they once heard somebody on ESPN say he was pretty good can stand down.
Also, a former Ram, quarterback Marc Bulger, signed with Baltimore. Some folks had felt that if the Eagles ever did get another team to give them a draft pick for Michael Vick, they'd move to bring in Bulger to back up Kevin Kolb. I was never sure this would have been a great idea, with Kolb an unestablished starter and Bulger very used to starting. Now it absolutely isn't going to happen.
If some team loses a QB in training camp and gets interested in Vick, I believe Jeff Garcia can still be revived from the NovaCare tank where he is kept frozen in carbonite. But given that poll this week in which Vick repeated as America's most hated athlete, you really have to wonder if the call is ever going to come.