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McElroy concealed concussions symptoms Updated Dec 27, 2012
So how did Jets quarterback Greg McElroy go from having an abdominal issue on Wednesday to a concussion on Thursday?  Apparently, the guy who scored in the 40s on the Wonderlic wasn’t smart enough to tell the team he was suffering from concussion sympt
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  • Position Statement: Chaos continues for Jets Dec 27, 2012
    Mike Florio says that calling the Jets a circus at this point is an insult to circuses everywhere. To make things even more chaotic for the Jets, QB Greg McElroy is out with a concussion and head coach Rex Ryan has decided to go with Mark Sanchez, and n…
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  • Thursday’s John Murphy Show Dec 27, 2012
    There’s always a lot of drama around the NY Jets these days, and this week is no exception.  The Jets are going with Mark Sanchez at quarterback Sunday against the Bills.  Longtime Special Teams Coach Mike Westhoff has announced that Sunday’s game i
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  • Ryan thinks concussed Wilkerson will play

    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that he believes defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will be able to play in Sunday's season finale against the Buffalo Bills despite suffering a concussion last week.
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  • Bristolmetrics: SportsCenter Poops All Over Mark Sanchez Dec 27, 2012
    This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »
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  • Bills linebacker thinks it’s “a little easier” to face Sanchez

    The Jets beat the Bills 48-28 on the opening weekend of the season behind one of Mark Sanchez’s best performances of the season, but that doesn’t mean Buffalo is upset to see Sanchez back in the starting lineup for this week’s game. According to lin
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  • Report: Justin Smith has partially torn triceps Dec 27, 2012
    It might be hard for 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith to do any “ropin’ and ridin’” any time soon. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Smith has suffered a partially torn triceps. The injury, which happened two weeks ago against th
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  • Win And In: The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night whe… Dec 27, 2012
    The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night when Washington hosts Dallas. Peter King says the Redskins win on the back of one guy. And it's not who you might think.
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  • Jets bypass Tim Tebow (again), will start Mark Sanchez in season finale

    For the second consecutive week, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has named a new starting quarterback. For the second consecutive week, Ryan has announced someone other than Tim Tebow, instead naming Mark Sanchez the starting quarterback for the regul…
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  • AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive Ends Made it: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans/Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins/Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos Should have made it: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets/Corey Liuget, San Diego Chargers We won't quibble with positions on defense -- with so m…
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  • AFC East wrap: Patriots dominate 2012 Dec 27, 2012
    Five things to know and my all-division team: Division MVP: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is once again a no-brainer. He is the wild card that separates the Patriots from everyone else in the AFC East and most of the NFL. Brady continues to…
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  • Black Monday Is Coming Dec 27, 2012
    The first Monday after the regular season is usually ripe for coaching changes, and this year will be particularly active. Don Banks breaks down who's likely out, and who's safe.
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  • The Bills Blackmailed New York Taxpayers Into Covering 84 Percent Of Stadium Renovations Dec 27, 2012
    You might have missed this in the pre-holiday news dump, which it was specifically timed for-it's a good idea to downplay the implications of a story like this. An agreement was announced in a "hastily called news conference" to keep the Bills in Buffal
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  • Gameday activities Bills-Jets Dec 27, 2012
    Here’s a rundown of gameday activities for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Kickoff: 1:00 pm Abbot Road Closing: 8:00 am Parking Lots Open: 9:00 am Gates Open: 11:30 am Healthy Zone Field House:  9:30- 1:00 pm. Indoor tailgate includes vendor
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  • BDC 12/27: Bills Continue Preparation for Jets Dec 27, 2012
    DAILY REPORT —The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has signed TE Derek Buttles to the Practice Squad and released OT J.B. Shugarts from the Practice Squad. Buttles (6-5, 230-pounds) participated in the team’s 2012 rookie mini-camp on a
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  • Comparing Gailey, Jauron eras in Buffalo Dec 27, 2012
    The Buffalo Bills may be in line to hire a new head coach in 2013. Embattled coach Chan Gailey is about to complete his third consecutive losing season with the Bills. This should sound familiar for Bills fans. Four years ago, former Bills head coach Di…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners Dec 27, 2012
    The Bills were shut out in Pro Bowl voting, with S Jairus Byrd and RB C.J. Spiller their best chances. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman have given QB Ryan Tannehill more responsibilities in recent weeks. Patriots…
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  • Video - Health of the Game: Project Revis 03:41

    Health of the Game: Project Revis

    Dec 27
    NFL Network's health and safety chief correspondent, Andrea Kremer, follows New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on his journey to recovery from a knee injury that ended his 2012 season.
  • Video - What Went Wrong in 2012 for the Jets? 03:24

    What Went Wrong in 2012 for the Jets?

    Dec 27
    Lomas Brown discusses why the Jets struggled in 2012 and what they can do to be better in 2013.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Dolphins-Patriots 01:05

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Dolphins-Patriots

    Dec 27
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Miami at New England
  • Video - Preview: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots 02:31

    Preview: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.