Zach Randolph's contract talks with the Grizzlies hit a major snag and he is now leaning toward free agency.
Randolph averaged 17.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists over 34 minutes per game and was a major part of the Grizzlies success. Though they didn't make the playoffs, they were right in there until the very end. Randolph wants to be paid and should be paid, so if he has to play some hard ball here with the Grizzlies, thee he should. No need foe lowball offers.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Devin Hester (toe) has been cleared to return from injury in Week 13.
Hester has been on short-term IR all year with the toe injury and has finally been cleared to return. Considering the offensive struggles for the Falcons, he may be used as more than just a return man. There's been little help opposite Julio Jones so perhaps Hester will get a crack at some extra snaps. He certainly couldn't do worse than what the team has there right now. Of course, Matt Ryan still has to wake up as well. Analysis: Howard Bender