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Chandler Jones questionable, says he’s ready to go vs. Texans

Chandler Jones questionable, says he’s ready to go vs. Texans

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 8, 2012
After missing two games with an ankle injury, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones says he’s ready to go for Monday night’s AFC showdown against the Texans. Although Jones is listed as questionable on the official injury report, he didn’t sound lik
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  • Keller (ankle) out, Cumberland to start vs. Jags

    Keller (ankle) out, Cumberland to start vs. Jags

    CNNSI.com Dec 8, 2012
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Jets tight end Dustin Keller will miss New York's game at Jacksonville on Sunday because of a sprained left ankle.
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  • Matchup: Jets (5-7) at Jaguars (2-10)

    Matchup: Jets (5-7) at Jaguars (2-10)

    nytimes.com Dec 8, 2012
    This seems a favorable matchup for Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and an opportune time to reward Coach Rex Ryan's faith in him.
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  • Jaguars Fans Will Show Up In Droves To Watch Tebow, Who Is A Ga…

    Jaguars Fans Will Show Up In Droves To Watch Tebow, Who Is A Game-Time Decision To Hold A Clipboard

    deadspin.com Dec 8, 2012
    Crashing disappointment, banal mediocrity and immense, unfounded hype align this week to make for an extremely sad pre-game note for what is sure to be either a deflating exercise in late season NFL triviality this Sunday or a hilarious exercise in late…
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  • Cardinals fine Darnell Dockett $200,000

    Cardinals fine Darnell Dockett $200,000

    yahoo.com Dec 8, 2012
    Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was fined an amount in the six-figures and could have a limited role in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks for his behavior in the final minutes of a 7-6 loss to the New York Jets in Week 13, Bo…
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  • Houston Texans players will sport custom-made letterman jackets…

    Houston Texans players will sport custom-made letterman jackets on trip to meet Patriots

    yahoo.com Dec 8, 2012
    Your browser does not support iframes. When the Houston Texans travel to meet the New England Patriots this weekend, they'll look a bit like something right out of "Friday Night Lights." That's because every Texans player will be wearing custo…
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  • Walker's AFC East picks

    Walker's AFC East picks

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    The AFC East blog kicked off December last week with a stellar 3-0 start. That brings our total record this season on division predictions to an impressive 30-9. Let’s keep it rolling with four more picks for Week 14. New York Jets (5-7) at Jacksonville
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8, 2012
    The Bills are hoping for some snow during their December home games. Jets S LaRon Landry bristled when asked whether his brother, Jags S Dawan Landry, ever won any of their fights while growing up; “You really going to ask me that question?” LaRon sai
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  • Rex doesn’t want to keep 3 QBs up, but he might

    Rex doesn’t want to keep 3 QBs up, but he might

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8, 2012
    Like most coaches, Jets boss Rex Ryan doesn’t want to keep three quarterbacks active if he doesn’t have to. But he said he’d consider it this week, with Tim Tebow questionable with sore ribs and Greg McElroy apparently the next choice if they have t
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  • Jaguars’ Jason Babin fined $21,000

    Jaguars’ Jason Babin fined $21,000

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8, 2012
    Jason Babin’s first game with the Jaguars earned him a substantial fine. Babin, the defensive end who was waived by the Eagles and claimed by the Jaguars, picked up a roughing the passer penalty in his first game with the Jaguars for a hit on Bills quar
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  • Jets fans react to QB controversy

    Jets fans react to QB controversy

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    The hottest topic in the AFC East this week has been the controversy between New York Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy. We offered our opinion on Tuesday, and Jets head coach Rex Ryan agreed by choosing Sanchez. Here is what ou…
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  • Video - Tom Brady The Family Man 02:24

    Tom Brady The Family Man

    Dec 8
    Tom Brady sits down with Mike Tirico prior to the Patriots' Monday Night Football game with the Texans.

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  • NFL: Onus on league to deal with guns, drunken driving, domestic issues

    Dec 8
    After another tragic Saturday, the NFL must rethink how it's addressing some of the less discussed issues affecting its brand, Jeffri Chadiha writes.