Whispers from around the NFL

Updated: December 27, 2004, 10:33 AM ET
Pro Football Weekly
  • Seahawks defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes revealed last week that he has been meeting for 45-60 minutes every morning this season with rookie SS Michael Boulware, who has more than exceeded expectations thus far. Rhodes said the sessions, starting at 6:50 a.m., include video study of the previous day's practice, as well as advance work on what will be featured in practice that day.

  • Bears general manager Jerry Angelo is said to be seeking more quick-twitch, difference-making athletes for the Bears' offense in the offseason. RB Thomas Jones and QB Rex Grossman are sure starters, but all other skill-position players are written on the 2005 depth chart in pencil.