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Longtime pro football writer Larry Felser passes away

Longtime pro football writer Larry Felser passes away

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 24, 2013
Larry Felser, a longtime pro football reporter and columnist for the Buffalo News, passed away on Wednesday at age 80, the publication reported. Felser covered the Bills from 1960, when they were one of the charter members of the American Football Leagu…
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  • Report: Browns “seriously considering” trade for Davone Bess

    Report: Browns “seriously considering” trade for Davone Bess

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    The Dolphins’ pursuit of Chiefs tackle Branden Albert has been a big storyline of late, but that may not be the only trade talk the Dolphins have engaged in recently. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Browns are “seriously consider
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  • John Dorsey: Trade compensation holding up Albert deal

    John Dorsey: Trade compensation holding up Albert deal

    We heard earlier on Wednesday that the Chiefs and Dolphins are again talking about a trade involving tackle Branden Albert and now we’ve heard what the sticking point is to getting a deal done. Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey spoke to Steve Wyche of
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  • Idzik expects Jets to have “substantive talks” on trading down

    Idzik expects Jets to have “substantive talks” on trading down

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    No team is better situated to make a splash on Thursday night than the Jets, who own the ninth and thirteenth picks in the first round. But Jets General Manager John Idzik sounds like a man who would prefer to add a lot of substance in the middle of the…
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  • Wait ... Bills now want QB Matt Barkley?

    Wait ... Bills now want QB Matt Barkley?

    The Buffalo Bills have taken a sudden left turn at quarterback, according to various reports. Peter King of Sports Illustrated and Albert Breer of the NFL Network both report the Bills are "seriously targeting" USC quarterback Matt Barkley wit…
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  • Jets would be wise to acquire more picks

    Jets would be wise to acquire more picks

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    Let's be honest: Next year's Super Bowl will be in MetLife, but there is very little chance the New York Jets will be playing in their home stadium in February. New York is headed for a long and tedious rebuild after liquidating their veteran talent and…
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  • AFC East prevalent in QB class of 1983

    AFC East prevalent in QB class of 1983

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    Most experts agree that the NFL draft's most talented quarterback class was in 1983. Three Hall of Fame signal-callers came from that group in the first round, and ESPN's "30 for 30" series did a tremendous job documenting it Tuesday night. A …
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  • End Of The Circus?: Here's an understatement: The Jets have bec…

    End Of The Circus?: Here's an understatement: The Jets have become th…

    CNNSI.com Apr 24, 2013
    Here's an understatement: The Jets have become the punchline of the NFL. But Thursday night, Jim Trotter says, can be the beginning of a new era in New York -- if done right.
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  • Memo to Dolphins: Too early for title talk

    Memo to Dolphins: Too early for title talk

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    Remember the 2012 Buffalo Bills? Just one year ago, the Bills were the offseason champions in the AFC East and perhaps the entire NFL. Buffalo was praised for its aggressive free-agent moves to land $100 million defensive end Mario Williams, fellow defe…
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  • Could CB Dee Milliner fall to the Dolphins?

    Could CB Dee Milliner fall to the Dolphins?

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    The Miami Dolphins filled a lot of holes in free agency, but the team could still use a starting-caliber cornerback. Could the recent report involving the health former Alabama corner Dee Milliner make him a possible target for the Dolphins in Thursday’
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  • Moving down continues to be all the rage at top of the draft

    Moving down continues to be all the rage at top of the draft

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    On Tuesday, there was a report that five teams among the top 12 picks were interested in trading their picks and moving down in the draft order. Two more reports on Wednesday morning have pushed that total up to eight teams. Albert Breer of the NFL Netw…
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  • Jarvis Jones “hearing a lot of buzz” about Jets

    Jarvis Jones “hearing a lot of buzz” about Jets

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    After seeing himself sculpted out of sandwich parts earlier in the day, Jarvis Jones said he could easily see himself as part of the hash that has become the Jets. The Georgia linebacker told our Erik Kuselias in an interview which will air on this afte…
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  • Hartline: Fins have 'championship offense'

    Hartline: Fins have 'championship offense'

    The Miami Dolphins' free-agent spending spree has at least one member of the team using a word to describe the team's offense that might increase what were sure to be already lofty expectations of the unit in 2013.
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    Could Ezekiel Ansah be there for the Dolphins with the 12th overall pick? Karlos Dansby could add depth for the Bills at linebacker. The Patriots might draft a defensive end named Jones for the second consecutive year. Jets G.M. John Idzik would be wise…
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  • Eagles focus on four players, unless they trade down and focus …

    Eagles focus on four players, unless they trade down and focus on more

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    The best recent example of draft-week information overload came via reports (from the same reporter) that the Dolphins are both interested in trading up from No. 12 and down from No. 12. Sources close to me tell me that the Dolphins also are interested …
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  • Video - ESPN NY Draft Preview 02:27

    ESPN NY Draft Preview

    Apr 24
    ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk discuss what needs the Giants and Jets must address and who they might select at the NFL draft.
  • Video - What will the New York Jets do when on the clock for 2013 NFL Draft? 01:05

    What will the New York Jets do when on the clock for 2013 NFL Draft?

    Apr 24
    Kimberly Jones has the latest from the New York Jets camp on their draft plans.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T.: Draft Talk 03:18

    Reiss' P.A.T.: Draft Talk

    Apr 24
    Mike Reiss delivers the latest news, sits down with Devin McCourty and answers your twitter questions.
  • Video - NFL.com Live Mock Draft: New York Jets No. 13 01:07

    NFL.com Live Mock Draft: New York Jets No. 13

    Apr 24
    Steve Mariucci looks to fill the void left by star cornerback Darrelle Revis as he makes the 13th overall pick for the New York Jets.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton: Thrill of skill positions will wait in draft

    Apr 24
    Tackles and guards will take precedence over skill positions early in the draft, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: My 2013 Mock Draft

    Apr 24
    I say it every year, but this time I really mean it: There'll be a mad dash to trade down from the top. There's no Andrew Luck superstar to froth over, but there's good depth from 10 to 50. Here's how Round 1 will play out. (Editor's Note: NFL Draft Liv…