#NFL News and Notes - December 22, 2010

Free agent punter Danny Baugher joined the Oakland Raiders' practice squad on Tuesday.

The San Diego Chargers signed free agent linebacker Brandon Moore.

Mike Klis of The Denver Post writes that the Denver Broncos are already positioned to draft an elite player in 2011.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley is in the NFL Coach of the Year discussion.

If the Houston Texans have heart, now's the time to show it, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Jacksonville Jaguars right tackle Jordan Black has had difficult moments since entering the starting lineup.

The Tennessee Titans added two players to the practice squad on Tuesday.

Sunday's trip to Oakland will be a homecoming for several Indianapolis Colts, writes Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.

The Cincinnati Bengals are getting contributions from several rookies, writes Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Cleveland Browns cornerback Eric Wright and linebacker Scott Fujita were placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has made strides in repairing in reputation, writes Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh wants to put an end to the false start penalties.

Buffalo Bills undrafted rookie wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt wants to make the best of every opportunity he gets to make a play.

New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has evolved into "The Man" in the team's backfield.

New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer had an impressive game-plan in Week 15, writes Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Browns hopes to remain with the team beyond the next two weeks.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round defensive tackle Gerald McCoy's absence has had a big impact on the team's run defense.

Finishing games better is a priority for the New Orleans Saints.

The Atlanta Falcons secondary will be challenged by Drew Brees.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith will discuss his future after the season.

Despite his demotion, quarterback Donovan McNabb wants to remain with the Washington Redskins.

Philadelphia Eagles seventh-round safety Kurt Coleman is ready for the challenge of replacing Nate Allen in the starting lineup.

Former New York Giants defensive end and current FOX analyst Michael Strahan was critical of the current team's performance last week.

The Dallas Cowboys officially ended Tony Romo's season on Tuesday.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt chalks the team's inconsistent play up to the transition the team is going through, roster-wise.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary is protecting the identity of his starting quarterback this week.

Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times compares the current Seattle Seahawks quarterback situation to what the team experienced in 1991.

The St. Louis Rams appear to be regressing, writes Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to play, reports Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee.

Even if Adrian Peterson can go, Minnesota Vikings second-round running back Toby Gerhart may receive more carries this week.

Matthew Stafford is the only Detroit Lions quarterback that matters, writes Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press.

Playing smarter is helping the Chicago Bears stay healthy, writes Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Today's NFL birthdays: Browns rookie nose tackle Travis Ivey (24), Jaguars practice squad cornerback Chris Chancellor (24), Vikings fourth-round defensive end Everson Griffen (23), free agent cornerback David Barrett (33), guard Casey Bender (24), wide receivers Onrea Jones (27) and Dennis Northcutt (33), defensive end Corey Mace (25), and linebacker Brandon Sharpe (24). Retired punter Ray Guy (61) and fullback Stanley Pritchett (37).

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