Repeat after me.
The NFL regular season is less than two weeks away.
Boy, does it feel good to say that.
Perhaps the only people not thrilled with that statement are those affiliated with Major League Baseball because interest in their sport has waned dramatically coinciding with the resolution of the football lockout.
Oh, there is at least one more small segment of the population that might be a little less than thrilled that the season is upon us. That would be NFL general managers who have realized in the last two weeks that their teams have a bunch of holes with little time to fill them.
Oh, and by the way, they have to cut about 40 percent of the roster in the next week.
So how does a team improve?
The majority of player acquisitions will come in the form of waiver-wire pickups, but that's probably just an exercise in churning the bottom five to 10 players on a team's roster.
Trades, on the other hand, could be quite beneficial and eye-opening in the next week or so.
Let's take a look at the status of some players who could be on the move shortly.