Whispers from around the NFL

Updated: October 19, 2004, 9:15 AM ET
Pro Football Weekly
Anquan Boldin

  • Judging by the way he was moving around in informal passing drills during the Cardinals' bye week, our sources in Arizona believe the odds that injured WR Anquan Boldin will be ready to go in time for the Oct. 31 game at Buffalo keep improving.

  • We're told the Falcons are growing increasingly frustrated with QB Michael Vick's erratic play in the passing game, but the coaching staff is doing its best to be patient with the still-developing quarterback.

  • Keep an eye on a tumultuous situation in the Packers' locker room, where observers say cliques have formed. Earlier in the season, rookies Ahmad Carroll and Joey Thomas had a heated exchange. Last week, CB Michael Hawthorne criticized the team's decision to start Carroll. Hawthorne said Carroll was starting based on his standing as a first-round pick, not on merit.