AFC East News and Rumors
Sunday morning one-linersprofootballtalk.com Updated 5 hours agoFive offensive playmakers to keep an eye on at Bills camp. TE Arthur Lynch is hoping for a better second season with the Ravens. Seeing similarities between this year’s Patriots Defense and last year’s Lions unit. QB Jake Heaps faces an uphill climb to …Share Tweet
Jets owner Woody Johnson's $1 million gift gives houses to wounded vetsyahoo.com Jul 4 (yesterday)New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is an extremely rich man, but he's also very generous with his money. Johnson attended a ceremony on Wednesday in which Army Sgt. Adam Keys, who was wounded by improved explosive devices five years ago in combat in Afgh…Share Tweet
Saturday one-liners: Patriots.com wants to know which member of the or…profootballtalk.com Jul 4 (yesterday)Patriots.com wants to know which member of the organization you’d like to vacation with. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn’t ready to invest in Cuba. Keep an eye on Bills RB Karlos Williams, a fifth-round rookie who looked good in offseason workouts. Here…Share Tweet
Cutler doesn’t make the cut on Marshall’s list of best teammatesprofootballtalk.com Jul 4 (yesterday)Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall spent three seasons as teammates with the Broncos and three more as teammates with the Bears, and at times they were close. But this year the Bears traded Marshall to the Jets, amid talk that he and Cutler weren’t seeing …Share Tweet
Hernandez judge allows juror misconduct investigation to proceedprofootballtalk.com Jul 3 (yesterday)When a Judge E. Susan Garsh ruled declined earlier this week to throw out the guilty verdict against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd, it didn’t end her work on the case. Still pending is the question…Share Tweet
Report: Dolphins players concerned about guard situationAs long as left tackle Branden Albert is healthy, the Dolphins are set at three spots on their offensive line. Albert, right tackle Ju’Wuan James and center Mike Pouncey will be starting for the Dolphins in September, but things are a lot less clear at …Share Tweet
Friday morning one-linersA look at how the Bills landed Rex Ryan as their head coach. Damien Williams is looking forward to the running back competition at Dolphins camp. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski hosted a football camp at Andrews Air Force Base this week. Assessing the impact…Share Tweet
Richardson suspension gives leverage back to Muhammad WilkersonThe Jets knew defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson wanted more money when they used their first-round pick on Leonard Williams, seemingly giving them a bit of leverage in the negotiations. Well, Wilkerson has it back now. With defensive lineman Sheldon …Share TweetRichardson, a stalwart defensive lineman, apologized to teammates and fans after he was barred for four games for violating league’s substance abuse policy and program.Share Tweet
Don Shula learned an early lesson about business with Donald TrumpMany are distancing themselves from real estate mogul/combover cautionary tale/presidential candidate Donald Trump these days. But former Dolphins coach Don Shula found out first hand how hard it was to do business with him in the early 1980s. During hi…Share Tweet
AFC East Q&A: Will rivals exploit Patriots' cornerbacks?ESPN.com Jul 2 (3 days ago)AFC East Q&A: Will rivals exploit Patriots' cornerbacks?Share TweetBills fans can watch “The Rex Ryan Show” beginning Sept. 13 (like they haven’t been watching it already). The Dolphins will host a scrimmage at Florida International University during training camp. The Patriots will hold their Hall of Fame induction on…Share TweetJets quarterback Geno Smith needs to do everything right if he’s going to keep his precarious hold on the team’s quarterback job. One thing he’s doing right this month is leading workouts with the team’s wide receivers, tight ends and running backs. “Ye…Share Tweet
Judge upholds Aaron Hernandez murder convictionA bid by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to have his conviction on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd has been denied in Massachusetts. Hernandez’s attorneys filed motions asking Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan G…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 1 (4 days ago)Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to his role in a June hit-and-run crash. According to the Boston Globe, Spikes entered his guilty plea on Wednesday in Wrentham (Mass.) District Court and w…Share Tweet
Bills sign Wayne HunterThe last time Rex Ryan coached a team trying to get Wayne Hunter to sign a contract, he got a tattoo of a Hawaiian design on his leg to show Hunter how much the Jets valued him. Ryan landed Hunter that time and he’s landed Hunter again in Buffalo, presu…Share Tweet
Woody Johnson on hand for dedication of “smart home” for wounded vetThe Jets were among the teams who took some heat this offseason for taking government money (i.e. yours) in exchange for some advertising campaigns for the armed services. But they’ve spent plenty of their own, and got to see the return on their investm…Share Tweet
Uncertainty exists about Tom Brady’s Country Club applicationAs a four-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady’s a member of a pretty exclusive club. But he may have run into a hearing at which turning over his cell phone might not help. According to Mark Shanahan of the Boston Globe, Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen h…Share Tweet
Jim Kelly loving the chance to work his football camp againFor many current and former players, summer football camps are a marketing tool or a revenue stream. For Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, his has always meant something more, and now more than ever. “This is what I look forward to every year, e…Share Tweet
Olbermann: Remember Deflategate and Ballghazi?Jul 2As the NFL delays its announcement of the results from the Tom Brady hearing, in all likelihood it will release its decision while no one is watching. Keith Olbermann explains.
Richardson suspended four gamesJul 2Dan Graziano discusses Jets DT Sheldon Richardson's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Geno Smith will work with receivers in ChicagoJul 2ESPN NFL Insider Ashley Fox discusses Jets QB Geno Smith's plan to hold workouts in Chicago.
Brandon Spikes pleads guilty in hit-and-runJul 1Damien Woody discusses Brandon Spikes' guilty plea in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people and led to his release from the Patriots. Spikes will serve a year of probation.
Kiper: Top safety prospects for 2016 (Insider)Jul 3Jackson had a good season last year, after bouncing back from an ACL injury. Mel Kiper Jr. believes Alabama will move Jackson from corner to safety to...
One Team, 25 Years OnJul 2Mike Martin (Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography) This week The MMQB is running a few stories by Peter King from the pages of Sports Illustrated. This story first appeared in the December 12, 2011 issue. With Special Reporting by Matt Gagne, Joan…
Countdown: A Week in the Life of the ’95 PackersJul 1Favre’s game against the Lions, as well as past injuries, left him battered, bruised and in full recuperation mode on Monday morning. (Focus on Sports/Getty Images) This week The MMQB is running several past stories by Peter King from the pages of Sport…
Mel Kiper's top 2016 prospects by position - NFLJun 29With the 2015 college football season nearly here, Mel Kiper turns his attention to the 2016 draft, ranking the top 10 prospects at each position.