Whispers from around the NFL

• Our sources in Atlanta are not convinced RB Warrick Dunn will be the Falcons' starter next season. The team is still said to be interested in a big tailback, which would be a better fit for new head coach Bobby Petrino's system. We're told Atlanta is interested in RB Michael Bush, whom Petrino coached at Louisville.

• Don't be shocked to hear a little pushback from Bears RS Devin Hester in his reported shift from defense to offense. It's still a likelihood, especially since we hear the directive comes from on high, but the word is Hester envisions himself as a cornerback.