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