The seventh week of the NFL is this Sunday, but before it’s officially kick-off, let’s provide some news, notes and links.
* It’s official, the Washington Redskins will indeed start quarterback John Beck this weekend against the Carolina Panthers, but according to Joe Theisman, he’s not too happy with the decision.
* The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears will play the annual London game this weekend, but unlike the team from the “Windy City,” the squad from Florida departed across the pond on Monday.
* According to a recent report on NFL.com, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was added to the AskMen.com’s most influential list.
* According to a source, the Oakland Raiders will indeed start Carson Palmer this weekend at quarterback against the Kansas City Chiefs.
* News sources have confirmed that St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford won’t miss his team’s contest against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, despite his recent high ankle sprain.