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Sunday Morning Quarterback: NY Jets owner Woody Johnson, coach …

Sunday Morning Quarterback: NY Jets owner Woody Johnson, coach Rex Ryan are made for each other

This is why the marriage between Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan should not go to divorce court just yet: They need each other and nobody better might want either one of them.
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  • Randy Starks continuing to play after his mother’s death

    Randy Starks continuing to play after his mother’s death

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    Dolphins 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 …
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  • Pats activate Jermaine Cunningham, waive Ron Brace

    Pats activate Jermaine Cunningham, waive Ron Brace

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Dustin Keller downgraded to out, may be done with Jets

    Dustin Keller downgraded to out, may be done with Jets

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    Rich 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
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  • Hopes were high when the NY Jets beat Buffalo Bills in Week 1, …

    Hopes were high when the NY Jets beat Buffalo Bills in Week 1, but it was just the dawn of a new error

    nydailynews.com Dec 29, 2012
    Remember 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 loc
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  • Franchise tag in play for Dolphins’ Sean Smith

    Franchise tag in play for Dolphins’ Sean Smith

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    The 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
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  • 33 Bowl Games Ranked As If They Were Dishes

    33 Bowl Games Ranked As If They Were Dishes

    deadspin.com Dec 29, 2012
    The 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 …
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  • Dolphins could have nearly $47 million worth of cap space

    Dolphins could have nearly $47 million worth of cap space

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    The 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
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  • NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin responsible for team's second-half…

    NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin responsible for team's second-half collapse

    nydailynews.com Dec 29, 2012
    Tom 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…
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  • Report: Gronkowski will return against Dolphins

    Report: Gronkowski will return against Dolphins

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    Tom 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
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  • Four immediate offseason storylines

    Four immediate offseason storylines

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    There 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…
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  • Matchup: Jets (6-9) at Bills (5-10)

    Matchup: Jets (6-9) at Bills (5-10)

    nytimes.com Dec 29, 2012
    Mark Sanchez is back at quarterback for the Jets, and the reason is partly because of his Week 1 success against the Bills.
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  • Walker's AFC East picks finale

    Walker's AFC East picks finale

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    We 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 …
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    Patriots 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
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  • Ryan Tannehill excelling in play-action

    Ryan Tannehill excelling in play-action

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    If 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…
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  • Video - Should Tebow Be Insulted? 05:39

    Should Tebow Be Insulted?

    Dec 29
    Ryen Russillo, Dan Graziano and Christian Fauria weigh in on the New York Jets' treatment of Tim Tebow.