Buzzwords: Latest news from every team’s camp

With minicamps and OTAs (Organized Team Activities for the lay-“fan”) all finished off a month before training camps kick off, get the scoop on all 32 teams — or just pick out your favorite team — as we hopscotch around the NFL.

NFC EAST
AFC EAST
WASHINGTON REDSKINS:
What problem?


Fans and media have not forgotten last season’s public dust-up between star RB Clinton Portis and Jim Zorn over a late-season halftime benching. Can there be a successful coalition in Washington?


DALLAS COWBOYS: Less flash, more dash
New offensive identity focused on ground


NEW YORK GIANTS: Little letdown
Short, speedy Moss teasing team again



PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Something’s missing
Young, stellar defense tries to fill huge shoes

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS:
One last run


Outside of Belichick and Brady, plenty of names have shuffled in and out of Foxboro. But Tedy Bruschi has been grinding since the start of the dynasty, and in his final contract year he wonders how much longer he has.


BUFFALO BILLS: Feet feel fine
Pro Bowl DE has no issues with injured foot


MIAMI DOLPHINS: Stocking up
Coaches fired up over young CBs


NEW YORK JETS: On your Mark
Sanchez pushing in race for QB job

NFC NORTH
AFC NORTH
DETROIT LIONS:
After glow


Detroit owner William Clay Ford finally addressed his Lions public over several of the team’s old issues from the Matt Millen era. But one thing he is not afraid of — gambling on No. 1 pick Matt Stafford.


CHICAGO BEARS: Nobody knows
Bears hope to have enough at WR


GREEN BAY PACKERS: I’ve got next
Collins hopes to follow Jennings’ new deal


MINNESOTA VIKINGS: The waiting game
Favre decision coming soon, we hope

CLEVELAND BROWNS:
Don’t give up on me


One guy who likes Eric Mangini’s mysterious QB competition is former incumbent Derek Anderson. With media and fans speculating the job is Brady Quinn’s to lose, Anderson hopes the team is open-minded.


BALTIMORE RAVENS: One glaring weakness
Locals still nervous without stud WRs


CINCINNATI BENGALS: The big stars
Palmer’s targets stole the minicamp show



PITTSBURGH STEELERS: We are family
Why most players don’t want to leave

NFC SOUTH
AFC SOUTH
ATLANTA FALCONS:
Ryan’s hope


The mission of Atlanta coaches during the spring OTAs — Matt Ryan’s next steps. With another year under his belt, the team used nearly all of its minicamp to upgrade the passing game and nurture its young QB.


CAROLINA PANTHERS: A hit of Peppers
Will star DE be around after this season?



NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: Backup battle
Peyton closely eyes backup QB battle


TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Lethal weapon
Bucs psyched over athletic TE Winslow

HOUSTON TEXANS:
Our time


Optimism is rampant around the Texans these days, with head coach Gary Kubiak admitting this is his most talented group he’s had in Houston. The big question remains: Can the Texans take the big playoff leap?


INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Big shows to fill
Young WRs hope to fill Harrison’s void


JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: New faces
Garrard has new targets to choose from


TENNESSEE TITANS: I’ll take it
Third-string Ramsey covets Young’s clipboard

NFC WEST
AFC WEST
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS:
Tough choice


At this point, 49ers coach Mike Singletary and the front office must simply be relieved to seemingly have two real options for 2009 starting QB thanks to the return of health by former franchise QB Alex Smith.


ARIZONA CARDINALS: Clock is ticking
Team faces long-term deadline for LB deal


ST. LOUIS RAMS: Deep impact?
Can new-look WR corps step up?



SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: Curtain call?
OT Jones hopes to beat Father Time

DENVER BRONCOS:
No time for Joshing


Changing cities, a new job, house-hunting, installing his new system, finding a new QB, deciding what to do with angry WR Brandon Marshall, rebuilding the defense … the agenda for Josh McDaniels goes on and on.


KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: The future is now
Cassel downplays long-term questions



OAKLAND RAIDERS: Too many men
Ellis signing could mean bye to Burgess


SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: Like butter
Chargers enjoy smoother OTA ride in ’09