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AFC: Miami, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Denver
NFC: Dallas, Minnesota, Los Angeles
When Williams retired in July, he was in violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy and subject to a one-year suspension. If he returns within a year of the day he retired, he would still be subject to the one-year ban. If he returns after that date, he will be subject to a four-game suspension.
There is some confusion as to when Williams retired, but according to the NFL, the date is July 27. The Dolphins open training camp July 24.
Despite missing four games last season because of his suspension, Smith led the Vikings in rushing with 544 yards. He was No. 2 on the depth chart behind Michael Bennett. Second-year pro Mewelde Moore moves up to No. 2, while rookie Ciatrick Fason, the team's fourth-round draft pick this year, is likely to become No. 3 ahead of Butchie Wallace. Veteran Moe Williams is the third-down and short-yardage back.
"I don't think there's any question that Ty is still Ty Law," agent Carl Poston said during a radio interview Friday. "He had the injury, but he's ahead of schedule."
The team traded Patrick Surtain before the draft, and second-year player Will Poole suffered ACL damage during one of Miami's offseason training sessions.
The Dolphins hope to place Poole on the physically unable to perform list rather than lose him for the season, said coach Nick Saban. Poole is scheduled for surgery Monday.
"We came back with the fact that each of the four competing sites [Anaheim, LA Coliseum, Rose Bowl, and Carson, CA] has some real attributes and each has shortcomings," he said. "Ultimately, Anaheim's biggest shortcoming is the real estate values continue to escalate rapidly and the city believes there are additional uses for that land."
Negative Yards = Penalty Yards + Sack Yards + (Fumbles Lost * 20) + (INT * 50)
Team Neg. Yards
New York Jets 1524
San Diego 1624
New England 1944
New York Giants 2126
Green Bay 2201
League Average 2205
Kansas City 2240
New Orleans 2364
Tampa Bay 2475
San Francisco 2608
B 10% 11.1 wins 10 teams
+/- 10% 7.8 wins 13 teams
A 10% 4.9 9 teams
Above Average 9.7 wins
Below Average 6.7 wins
Correlation Coefficent -0.463
B 10% 10.0 wins 7 teams
+/- 10% 10.3 wins 18 teams
A 10% 6.7 wins 7 teams