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Amendola out, Talib doubtful, Gronkowski questionable

Amendola out, Talib doubtful, Gronkowski questionable

boston.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 18, 2013
Aqib Talib, one of the top cornerbacks in the league this season, is listed as doubtful against the Jets.
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  • Against Jets, Patriots Can Do Without Thrills

    Against Jets, Patriots Can Do Without Thrills

    nytimes.com Oct 18, 2013
    The Patriots lead the A.F.C. East with a 5-1 record, although it’s difficult to figure out how they got there.
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  • Week 7 NFL picks: Boston.com's Zuri Berry provides his Week 7 N…

    Week 7 NFL picks: Boston.com's Zuri Berry provides his Week 7 NFL p…

    boston.com Oct 18, 2013
    Boston.com's Zuri Berry provides his Week 7 NFL picks. As usual, the picks are against the spread.
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  • Brady has dominated second meetings with Rex Ryan’s defense

    Brady has dominated second meetings with Rex Ryan’s defense

    As the Patriots and the Jets prepare to renew their rivalry on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, here’s an intriguing statistic that was unearthed by the highly competent folks behind the scenes (which offsets the incompetence of the on-screen guys) at Pro Foo…
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  • Malcolm Jenkins, Brandon Spikes draw fines from league

    Malcolm Jenkins, Brandon Spikes draw fines from league

    The Saints and Patriots played right down to the wire last Sunday that featured plenty of excitement on the way to a 30-27 Patriots win. It also featured a couple of fines for players who violated league edicts. Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was fined $…
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  • Medically cleared, Gronkowski remains questionable

    Medically cleared, Gronkowski remains questionable

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski may have been cleared by his small army of doctors, but he’s yet to be cleared by Dr. Day-to-Day. The official injury report for Sunday’s game at the Jets shows that Gronkowski is questionable to play. Technically, it’s…
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  • Hernandez case: Associate pleads not guilty

    Hernandez case: Associate pleads not guilty

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty Friday to an accessory to murder charge and was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail under an agreement with Massachusetts prosecutors.
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  • W2W4: Patriots vs. Jets

    W2W4: Patriots vs. Jets

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    Rex Ryan wanted his players so focused and well-rested for the New England Patriots that he told them to skip household chores for a week. On Sunday, we'll find out if the couch-potato approach worked. It would help if they could hold on to the ball. Th…
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  • Dee Milliner set to return for Jets, Santonio Holmes still out

    Dee Milliner set to return for Jets, Santonio Holmes still out

    profootballtalk.com Oct 18, 2013
    The return of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be the big headline heading into Sunday’s game with the Jets, but the Pats aren’t the only team getting a player back from injury. Cornerback Dee Milliner will be in the lineup for the Jets after miss…
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  • McCourty, Ninkovich named captains with Wilfork and Mayo out

    McCourty, Ninkovich named captains with Wilfork and Mayo out

    boston.com Oct 18, 2013
    With their first two defensive captains now on IR, the Patriots named replacements.
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  • Running Doc: Like Casey said, it’s not the sex, it’s the  pursu…

    Running Doc: Like Casey said, it’s not the sex, it’s the  pursuit that affects athletic performance 

    nydailynews.com Oct 18, 2013
    Dear Running Doc: Have you seen the news? It appears Rex Ryan told his team no sex the week before the Patriots game ( or at least that’s how some players interpreted it). I have heard of this. Does this really work? Johnny G. Bronx, NY. Thanks for the …
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  • Peyton Versus His Past

    Peyton Versus His Past

    CNNSI.com Oct 18, 2013
    Peyton Manning spent 14 seasons with the Colts. In his second year with the Broncos, the veteran quarterback is paying a visit to his former home. (Getty Images) There is only one game this weekend, one game that will draw every football-loving eye in A…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 18, 2013
    Should the Bills rest RB C.J. Spiller to get his ankle back to 100 percent? The Dolphins offensive line knows they need to perform better this weekend. WR Julian Edelman’s punt returns have been a strength for the Patriots this year. Jets TE Jeff Cumber…
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  • Highlighting Patriots-Jets connections

    Highlighting Patriots-Jets connections

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    Each Friday, we lead our coverage with a post that highlights connections between the Patriots' upcoming opponent and the organization. As this is the second time they will face the Jets, that list was previously covered. To change things up, we'll use …
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  • College teammates Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon contribute for Patri…

    College teammates Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon contribute for Patriots

    boston.com Oct 18, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — Almost immediately after being selected by the Patriots in the third round of the NFL draft on April 26, Logan Ryan took a congratulatory cellphone call from Duron Harmon, his Rutgers teammate and close friend.
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  • Video - Week 6: GMC Never Say Never Moment Of The Week 00:20

    Week 6: GMC Never Say Never Moment Of The Week

    Oct 18
    Check out the winner of the GMC Never Say Never Moment for Week 6.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New England Patriots vs. New York Jets 03:46

    'Playbook': New England Patriots vs. New York Jets

    Oct 18
    The "Playbook" guys discuss the New England Patriots' game plan and also explain why New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has not been the same player in the last few weeks.
  • Video - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski ready for big role 01:14

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski ready for big role

    Oct 18
    Now that the New England Patriots and doctors have cleared tight end Rob Gronkowski, how big of a role will he play in Sunday's tilt against the New York Jets? Albert Breer has the latest on the Patriots' plans.
  • Video - New York Jets fear New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski 01:12

    New York Jets fear New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

    Oct 18
    The New York Jets are preparing for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to play on Sunday and believe Gronkowski could beat them by himself. Find out how the Jets are planning to defend Gronk.

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  • Peyton Versus His Past

    Oct 18
    Peyton Manning spent 14 seasons with the Colts. In his second year with the Broncos, the veteran quarterback is paying a visit to his former home. (Getty Images) There is only one game this weekend, one game that will draw every football-loving eye in A…