Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets
New York Times columnist Dave Anderson writes Brett Favre is overdue for a disabling injury. Welcome to New York, Brett!
Newsday columnist Bob Glauber reports "a significant portion of the team was not in favor of giving up on Chad Pennington."
New York Daily News reporters Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk break down how the trade came to pass.
On the field, QB Brett Ratliff had the biggest night in the Jets' preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns.
Allen Wilson of the Buffalo News writes backup RB Fred Jackson has gone from arena throwaway to a secure NFL employee.
Hobbled rookie WR James Hardy will play in Saturday night's preseason opener against the Washington Redskins.
LB Angelo Crowell won't play because of a knee injury.
The Dolphins declined to reveal who their starting QB will be in Saturday night's exhibition opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Posts writes about the Dolphins' interest in former Jets QB Chad Pennington.
New England Patriots
Boston Globe reporter Christopher L. Gasper shares the blah that was Thursday night's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Providence Journal writer Shalise Manza Young details how the second-stringers struggled.
Backup QB Matt Cassel flat lined in his chance to start, writes Boston Herald scribe Jeff Horrigan.
Boston Herald columnist Steve Buckley writes rookie ILB Jerod Mayo made heads roll.
Also from the Boston Herald, John Tomase takes a look at the possibility ILB Junior Seau will be back.