Update [2006-8-16 13:8:26 by Grizz]: Here's the rumor around camp concerning a Shanle trade to the Patriots, from Matt Mosley:
The RT battle royal continues this week, with Rob Petitti moving back to the left side (temporarily), and Marc Colombo and Jason Fabini preparing to play the Saints game. From what I saw in camp and in the first preseason game, I'm still giving the edge to Colombo. Fabini needs to show in the Saints game that he can handle the pass blocking duties, to go along with the good run blocking he showed late in camp. Petitti has been a slight disappointment after all the praise we heard about his physical transformation in the offseason.
The DFW S-T has an article about it, focusing mainly on Colombo.
But Colombo thinks he can be better than passable. He has come too far to think otherwise. Despite the disinterest NFL teams showed when he was cut, he always believed he was better than passable. Retiring was not an option.
"That was never my mentality," Colombo said. "I would have kept going until someone picked me up."
Good to see Marcus Spears back in pads and doing some good things in practice. He needs to get going to keep Jay Ratliff from stealing his starter's job. With those two on the left side, and Chris Canty on the right, the Cowboys are going to be tough to run on around the edges.
"That's welcome to camp, Spears," Parcells shouted. "You just reported to camp."
Poor Drew Henson, he's having a tough time of it lately. If Parcells plays Matt Baker in the Saints game and not Drew Henson, then I'd actually start to believe there's a chance Henson's time was over. But I don't think it will happen, I believe Parcells is just getting a look at the new QB. (Although he never benched Henson for Mroz in any of the practices I saw).
A Boston paper thinks the Patriots may be looking at Scott Shanle. That's probably why Parcells started him and played him so much in the Seattle game, the Pats needed some tape to look at.
Akin Ayodele has a second job, go here to find out what it is.