Falcons general manager Rick McKay re-affirmed that former Nole great Warrick Dunn will be back in 2007. There was some speculation around the organization that Dunn would be a salary-cap casualty due to his $3 million salary, but that has been quashed by McKay. "Warrick Dunn is a good football player and we have no intent to make a change in respect to Warrick," McKay said. "That doesn't mean he won't change his role over time.
It looks much more likely that former Nole QB and longtime NFL player Brad Johnson has played his last game for the Minnesota Vikings. Johnson, who still has two years remaining on the contract he signed with the Vikings in 2005, believes he can still be a starter in the NFL and wants to seek that opportunity, which won’t happen with the Vikings.
The Cleveland chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America voted former Nole Kamerion Wimbley as the Cleveland Browns' Player of the Year. The first-round outside linebacker set a Browns rookie record with 11 sacks.