The Panthers have begun contract negotiations with free-agent WR Brandon LaFell.
After missing out on landing Hakeem Nicks, the Panthers are turning their attention to LaFell, who couldn't work out a deal to join the Patriots. LaFell is coming off of the best season of his career, and if he was to re-sign with the Panthers, he would be the No. 1 wideout on the depth chart. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
DeMarcus Ware will not play Week 12.
This is the third straight game Ware is going to miss due to a back injury. Even after missing the last two games, Ware stills leads the Broncos with 6 1/2 sacks. He's as demonstrative to quarterbacks as always, even at 33 years old. Analysis: James Grande
Kobe will play Saturday against Portland.
Bryant will play Saturday against Portland. Bryant ranks 122-of-122 in field-goal percentage. He's been simply terrible and has been the subject of many discussions if his career is finished. ESPN ranked Bryant 93rd before he season and it looks like that may be generous. Analysis: James Grande