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Share TweetDolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks has not missed a game this season, but he has missed the last two weeks of practice while dealing with the death of his mother. Although both Starks and the Dolphins have been quiet about the situation and allowed …
Pats activate Jermaine Cunningham, waive Ron BraceUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetThe Patriots added some depth to several thin areas with a series of roster moves. According to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com, the Pats activated defensive end Jermaine Cunningham Saturday, after he served a four-game suspension for violating the league…Share TweetRich Cimini of ESPN New York reports that tight end Dustin Keller (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Week Seventeen and did not make the trip to Buffalo for Sunday’s season finale. Keller was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report. The Jets
Hopes were high when the NY Jets beat Buffalo Bills in Week 1, but it was just the dawn of a new errorUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetRemember when the Jets biggest problem was trying to keep Santonio Holmes from tearing apart the locker room at the end of last season? Remember how Coach Rex Ryan, acting as the Jets’ Dean of Discipline, vowed to keep his finger on the pulse of the locSource: nydailynews.com
Franchise tag in play for Dolphins’ Sean SmithUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins will be operating with a healthy dose of salary cap space this offseason, which should allow the team to retain core impending free agents while also being active on the open market. The Dolphins’ most valuable in-house free agent is
33 Bowl Games Ranked As If They Were DishesUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetThe custom of calling post-season collegiate contests "bowl" games stems from the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl, so-called for the eponymous bowl-shaped stadium. But our first association with the word "bowl" of course is as …Source: deadspin.com
Dolphins could have nearly $47 million worth of cap spaceUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetThe Dolphins have given their fans reason for some degree of hope this year, particularly if quarterback Ryan Tannehill continues to develop. They’re also in a position where they can offer him more help, and by extension more hope for the fanbase. Acco
NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin responsible for team's second-half collapseUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetTom Coughlin and Eli Manning were the best coach-quarterback combination in the NFL coming into the 2012 season. They had won two Super Bowls together the previous five years, twice beating Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who have been the gold standard o…Source: nydailynews.comShare TweetTom Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England reports that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to return from his fractured left forearm in Week Seventeen against the Dolphins. Per Curran, Gronkowski will be “suited up” and available for “at
Four immediate offseason storylinesUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetThere is still one game left to play in the regular season. But as soon as the games end Sunday, the offseason begins and things could move fast and furious for the Buffalo Bills (5-10), Miami Dolphins (7-8) and New York Jets (6-9). While the New Englan…Share TweetMark Sanchez is back at quarterback for the Jets, and the reason is partly because of his Week 1 success against the Bills.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetWe are concluding another fantastic and stellar year of Walker's AFC East picks. With three division teams sitting home after this week, the AFC East blog decided to make this the final round of predictions. Here are our final picks to wrap up the 2012 …Share TweetPatriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) has increased his practice reps to a normal level. Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby has never made it to the Pro Bowl, and he says he doesn’t care; “I’m about breaking records and reaching milestones. I’m about being
Ryan Tannehill excelling in play-actionUpdated Dec 29, 2012 Share TweetIf you give Ryan Tannehill an effective running game, he will carve up opposing defenses with his arm. That is one of the biggest lessons the Miami Dolphins should take from Tannehill's solid rookie season. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Tanne…