Buzzwords: Pre-camp previews for every team

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
DALLAS COWBOYS:
Legacy on the line


Some Cowboys fans are likely thrilled over Tony Romo’s recent break-up with singer-actress-paparazzi target Jessica Simpson. But whether or not she’s been a distraction, the pressure on Romo is very real.


NEW YORK GIANTS: We’re stacked
Depth dominates at nearly every position



PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Come fly with me
McNabb getting in tune with young WRs


WASHINGTON REDSKINS: Sparkle and fade
‘Skins try to diagnose second-half slide

NEW YORK JETS:
What’s the rush?


Even before Calvin Pope’s recent suspension, 2008 draft bust Vernon Gholston was under pressure this offseason. Now the Jets and Rex Ryan need last year’s first-round pick even more. Is he up to the challenge?


BUFFALO BILLS: Got sacks?
Bills desperate for bookend DE with Schobel


MIAMI DOLPHINS: No Mr. Nice Guys
New center fits in with tough Tuna approach


NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Playing with fire
Are Pats prepared if Brady gets hurt?

NFC NORTH
AFC NORTH
MINNESOTA VIKINGS:
Favre from done deal


While conventional wisdom assumes that Brett Favre is set as the Vikings’ 2009 starting QB, what happens if he shocks again and decides that he can’t so? Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels hope to find out.


CHICAGO BEARS: Grin and bear it
WR, defense remain major camp questions


DETROIT LIONS: Shh, don’t jinx us
Cautious optimism growing after key moves


GREEN BAY PACKERS: Last line of defense
Healthy safety hopes to erase ’08

BALTIMORE RAVENS:
Are you for real?


Wide receiver was already the Ravens’ glaring issue heading into summer camp, so imagine the Baltimore reaction over Derrick Mason’s shocking retirement? But is Mason truly saying sayonara?


CINCINNATI BENGALS: Warning signs
Unpredictable Bengals try to ink draft picks



CLEVELAND BROWNS: And you are … ?
Unknown assistant charged with fixing offense


PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Silent, but deadly
Distraction-free offseason a super sign

NFC SOUTH
AFC SOUTH
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS:
Sharpened edge


The first mission of new defensive boss Gregg Williams’ offseason to-do list: Find a safety he could trust. Enter veteran free agent Darren Sharper, who even at 33 swears he has some big plays left in his tank.


ATLANTA FALCONS: Gonzo about Gonzo
QB Ryan stoked about his star TE


CAROLINA PANTHERS: Gamble on me
Star CB pleads for more sideline trust



TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Oh, Captain?
All camp questions start at QB

TENNESSEE TITANS:
Gaping hole


The big question around Titans fans before training camp: Did the team ruin its top-notch defense by allowing last year’s Defensive Player of the Year to escape via free agency? For now, the team thinks they’re fine.


HOUSTON TEXANS: Storms brewing?
Contract issues cloud otherwise cheery outlook



INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: They’ll be back
Team expects long-time assistants to return


JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Good riddance
Fresh faces add good vibes minus distractions

NFC WEST
AFC WEST
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS:
Welcome, Matt


Make no bones about it, the 2009 Seahawks depend completely on a healthy return of starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. So how is the 33-year-old former Pro Bowler looking heading into two-a-days?


ARIZONA CARDINALS: Fluke watch
Cards aim to prove last year was for real


ST. LOUIS RAMS: Spirit of St. Louis
Coach Spags’ goal: Restore the R-E-S-P-E-C-T



SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: Gore-y details
49ers’ season depends on health of RB

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS:
King and his Cassel


Now that new Chiefs GM Scott Pioli has committed the house money to Matt Cassel for the next six years, the countdown begins on how quickly the ex-Pats exec can turn Kansas City back into a winner.


DENVER BRONCOS: The future is now
Cassel downplays long-term questions



OAKLAND RAIDERS: Men of mystery
Expect the unexpected with Raiders


SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: Bad sign?
Fans bummed as broken pipe cancels camp