Whispers from around the NFL

• We hear initial discussions are under way for new contracts for Rams QB Marc Bulger and WR Kevin Curtis. While Bulger is considered a slam dunk to re-up, perhaps sometime soon, Curtis remains a long shot to stick in St. Louis, as he is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

• With two different grievances pending, the Corey Simon mystery continues in Indianapolis. Colts sources claim they saw the defensive tackle, who missed the season with a non-football illness, celebrating on the field with his teammates after the come-from-behind AFC championship victory over archrival New England. However, Simon was nowhere to be seen in South Beach in the week leading up to SB XLI.

• Colts DT Montae Reagor told PFW at the Super Bowl that his recovery from the fractured orbital bone suffered in a season-ending auto accident on Oct. 22 is ahead of schedule. "I've gained 15 of the 30 pounds I lost and plan on coming back bigger and faster than ever before," said Reagor, who has his sights set on tipping the scales at 285. "Rest assured, I'll be fine."