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AFC East News and Rumors
The Dolphins will reportedly add some needed help at kicker. According to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports, the Dolphins will sign Jake Rogers, who was most recently with Cleveland. Rogers’ addition comes after Dolphins kicker John Potter suffered a hip injury…Share Tweet
Veteran defensive linemen Tommy Kelly and Will Smith, both of whom were coming off torn ACLs from the 2013 season, were released by the New England Patriots on Sunday, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.Share TweetMost significant move: The decision to release wide receiver/kickoff returner Jacoby Ford came as a mild surprise, mostly because he didn't even make the cut to 75. The Jets took a flyer on a flyer, giving the speester a one-year, $740,000 contract (inc…Share TweetLike many coaches, Rex Ryan doesn't play his starters and important reserves in the final preseason game. Michael Vick isn't the New York Jets' No. 1 quarterback, as Geno Smith was officially named the starter Friday night, so Vick will start Thursday n…Share TweetAWOL for nearly 48 hours, New York Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson is planning to rejoin the team later Sunday, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed.Share Tweet
Panthers' Cam Newton suffered fractured rib, still could start Week 1The news keeps getting worse for the Carolina Panthers. Quarterback Cam Newton, who was hit on a scramble by New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins on Friday, suffered a hairline fracture in one of his ribs and will miss the team's fourth preseas…Share TweetThe news keeps getting worse for the Carolina Panthers. Quarterback Cam Newton, who was hit on a scramble by New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins on Friday, suffered a hairline fracture in one of his ribs and will miss the team's fourth preseas…Share TweetPlayers have started to shake loose from rosters ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to cut down to 75 players and the coming week will be filled with maneuvers by teams trying to get their desired 53 players for the start of the regular season. One place to lo…Share Tweet
Jonathan Martin gets third start of preseason for 49ersWhen the 49ers traded for former Dolphins second-rounder Jonathan Martin, the biggest question was whether the subject of the Miami bullying scandal would make the team. Now the biggest question is whether he’ll be a Week One starter. Martin has started…Share Tweet
Report: AWOL Jets corner Dimitri Patterson expected to return to teamThe New York Jets had lost contact with one of their players, Dimtri Patterson, after he didn't show up for Friday's game against the New York Giants. But Patterson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Patterson is expected to return…Share TweetOne day after Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch was arrested, the team released the eighth-year veteran, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Share TweetAfter months of speculation and debate and uncertainty, Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino has returned to the Dolphins. Again. Marino broke the news on Twitter, but neither he nor the Dolphins have provided any details about his title, duties, or powe…Share Tweet
Jets cut returner Ford along with five othersThe New York Jets pared their roster to 75 players on Sunday by releasing six, including wide receiver/kickoff returner Jacoby Ford.Share TweetThe Jets got down to the 75-man limit ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, making six cuts including wide receiver Jacoby Ford and cornerback Ras-I Dowling. They also released wide receiver Michael Campbell, tight end Colin Anderson, fullback Chad Young and def…Share TweetThe Bills linebackers did well in their regular season dress rehearsal. Dolphins K John Potter left Saturday’s game with a hip injury, leaving the team without a healthy kicker. Chandler Jones made a major impact as a pass rusher for the Patriots. Jets …Share Tweet
Rex to Calvin Pryor: Fire your gunRookie lesson No. 1: You can't be the star of the show every week. New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor learned that Friday night against the New York Giants, blending into the background only a week after stealing the headline. Hey, it happens. Pryor made…Share Tweet
Jets CB Patterson Missing From TeamAug 24ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini breaks down the latest on cornerback Dimitri Patterson, who is planning to rejoin the team after being AWOL for nearly 48 hours.
Bills Cut Alan BranchAug 24ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak discusses the Bills' decision to cut defensive tackle Alan Branch after being arrested on drunken driving charges in western New York.
New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft discusses 'NFL NOW'Aug 24New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft discusses "NFL NOW" and what football fans can expect from the personalized next-generation video service.
Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake wrecks havoc vs. CowboysAug 24Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake registers a pair of sacks against Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.