AFC East News and Rumors
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The Jets don’t have many building blocks for the future on their roster at the moment, so they’d like to see the ones they do have avoid any serious injuries. It’s good news, then, that coach Rex Ryan said Friday, via Kimberley Martin of Newsday, that d…Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN.com 1 hour agoDAVIE, Fla. -- It was the kind of beatdown that could shake a defense's confidence. The Miami Dolphins allowed 39 points, four passing touchdowns and 201 rushing yards in their Week 12 loss to the Denver Broncos. All were season highs. It was the first …Upvote Share Tweet
Rex Ryan “anticipates” Geno Smith starting the rest of the yearprofootballtalk.com 3 hours agoThere are reports that would indicate that Jets coach Rex Ryan neither anticipated or wanted Geno Smith to start at quarterback this week. But now, he’s expecting that to be the case the rest of the year. Ryan wouldn’t specify to reporters this afternoo…Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Vick is sick, and not just of watching Jetsprofootballtalk.com 4 hours agoSomebody ate too much turkey yesterday. Or is at least sick of being the patsy for one. OK, maybe it’s neither, but the timing is coincidental. Jets quarterback Michael Vick isn’t practicing today because of an illness, via Darryl Slater of NJ.com. Of c…Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots-Packers showdown highlights quality post-Thanksgiving feast -- John Clayton's First and GoalESPN.com Nov 26 (2 days ago)John Clayton's First and Goal: After a three-game Thanksgiving Day feast, Week 13 offers plenty -- including a Patriots-Packers showdown -- to whet appetites.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 6 hours agoThe Patriots found a spot on the roster for safety Don Jones against the Lions last week after making him a healthy scratch in Week 11, but Jones didn’t have the same luck this week. The team announced that they have released Jones, who has played in ni…Upvote Share Tweet
Packers defenders readying for chess match with Patriotsprofootballtalk.com 6 hours agoThe Packers and Patriots will square off at Lambeau Field on Sunday and the Packers Defense is preparing for as tough a test as they’ve faced this season. With tight end Rob Gronkowski back to full speed, the Patriots Offense has taken flight during the…Upvote Share TweetOn Thanksgiving, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News shared a troubling glimpse into the current struggles of former NFL linebacker Darryl Talley, a member of the Bills’ Ring of Honor and a key piece of the team that went to four straight Super Bowls. While …Upvote Share Tweet
Friday morning one-linersprofootballtalk.com 9 hours agoThe Bills hope Marcus Thigpen is the answer to sparking their kick return game. It didn’t get the attention of Odell Beckham’s catch, but Dolphins CB Brent Grimes had an athletic interception last week. Patriots S Devin McCourty isn’t expecting too many…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 10 hours agoWhen: 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday. Where: Lambeau Field; Green Bay, Wisconsin. TV: CBS. In the quarterback world, they don't come much better than Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. And because Brady's New England Patriots and Rodgers' Green Bay Packers play in diffe…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 10 hours agoUntil Thursday, putting Mark Sanchez and Thanksgiving together conjured up images of Sanchez running headlong into Brandon Moore’s rear end against the Patriots in 2012. Sanchez provided a much better Thanksgiving memory on Thursday in Dallas by leading…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 11 hours agoThis week’s games include a matchup at Lambeau Field between New England, the league’s hottest team, and Green Bay, the game’s best home team.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: The New York Jets Are Still Dysfunctionaldeadspin.com 23 hours agoThe New York Jets have been nothing short of flaming dog poop this year. The quarterback situation has been an especially vital part of the circus act. It started back in training camp, when coaches were upset that Michael Vick was content with his back…Upvote Share Tweet
Dolphins injury report: CB Jamar Taylor ruled out Monday vs. JetsDAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins concluded their second practice in preparation for the New York Jets. Here is the Thursday injury report for Miami: Ruled out: LB Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder) Limited practice: WR Mike Wallace…Upvote Share Tweet
RG III and the Jets: Not the craziest ideaThe drum beat is faint now, but it will grow progressively louder in the coming weeks and months: RG III ... RG III ... RG III. The New York Jets will be looking for a quarterback in the offseason, maybe two, and it appears that Robert Griffin III -- be…Upvote Share Tweet
It's The 20th Anniversary Of Dan Marino's Fake Spikedeadspin.com Nov 27 (yesterday)The original and still the best. This is video of the Dolphins' entire game-winning drive, but the clock play itself comes at about the five-minute mark—the video should be cued up. Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Colts make a change at cornerbackThe arrival of Shaun Phillips isn’t the only change for the Indianapolis defense this week. The team announced that they have signed cornerback Jalil Brown and waived cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy. Brown was released by the Dolphins earlier in the week an…Upvote Share Tweet
Police check Hernandez home for sneakersAuthorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing he's charged in.Upvote Share TweetDAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins (6-5) continued their preparation for the New York Jets (2-9) with a Thanksgiving Day practice. Here are some notes and observations from Thursday's session: The Dolphins had plenty of good news on the injury front. The…Upvote Share Tweet
Coaching staff wanted Vick, gets Geno insteadThere’s no greater sign of dysfunction in a professional sports organization than folks who lack the qualifications to make coaching decisions making coaching decisions. In the current chase for the title of most dysfunctional organization in the NFL, t…Upvote Share Tweet
Thursday morning one-linersDonte Whitner’s not backing off comments he made about Buffalo and the Bills. The Dolphins aren’t fooling themselves about the late-season danger of the Jets. Patriots special teamer Matt Slater is thankful for a new contract. The Jets fans who buy bill…Upvote Share TweetWhen: 1 p.m. ET, Sunday Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y. TV: CBS. After the Buffalo Bills' 38-3 blowout over the Jets on Monday night, coach Doug Marrone wanted one thing more than anything else. "The best thing that I said -- and I …Upvote Share Tweet
Rob Gronkowski's SportsCenter ConversationNov 28Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski talks about silencing the doubters after his past two injury-riddled seasons, his one-handed catch against Denver, and Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.'s spectacular catch.
Clash Of The TitansNov 28Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether the Packers or the Patriots will win their first matchup with both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers as starting quarterbacks.
Cold Hard FactsNov 27Tedy Bruschi gives his opinion on Robert Griffin III's benching, the key for the Broncos in Kansas City and the first time for Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers to face off as starters.
Reiss' PAT: Thanksgiving EditionNov 27ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss previews New England's Sunday matchup against the Green Bay Packers, catches up with cornerback Logan Ryan, and examines some of the Pats' recent injuries.
ESPN NowNov 28"There's a couple teams who have injuries at running back that Ray [Rice] could fill." John Clayton on whether a team will sign Rice
James Harrison is BackNov 28Interesting weekend of football, starting with the two marquee games Thursday, and two big ones Sunday: New England at Green Bay in the late-afternoon national window, and Denver at Kansas City on Sunday night. You’ll hear much about those games, and no…
Should RG3 Be QB2?Nov 26By Peter King I think Washington coach Jay Gruden made a mistake benching Robert Griffin III in favor of Colt McCoy. I say that with the full understanding that Griffin is awful right now. “He has the yips,” says Chris Cooley, the analyst on the team’s …
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