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Ryan: 'We have not discussed' Revis trade

Ryan: 'We have not discussed' Revis trade

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Feb 21, 2013
One month after upsetting Darrelle Revis by refusing to kill trade rumors for the star cornerback, New York Jets officials shifted into make-up mode Thursday at the NFL combine, saying they expect him to remain with the team for 2013.
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  • Jets resort to spin with Darrelle Revis

    Jets resort to spin with Darrelle Revis

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    When New York Jets general manager John Idzik met the media a month ago during his introductory news conference, he would neither confirm nor deny reports that star cornerback Darrelle Revis would be on the trading block this offseason. But after four w…
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  • Mike Groh leaves Alabama to become Bears’ receivers coach

    Mike Groh leaves Alabama to become Bears’ receivers coach

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    New Bears head coach Marc Trestman is filling out his coaching staff by hiring away a receivers coach from Alabama. Mike Groh has left his job as Alabama’s wide receivers coach to take the same job in Chicago, BamaOnline.com first reported. Groh, the so
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  • Dennard’s crime usually carries a sentence of six months or les…

    Dennard’s crime usually carries a sentence of six months or less

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The bad news for Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is that he could be sentenced to up to six years in prison after he was convicted of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. The good news is that other people convicted of the same crimes t…
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  • Dolphins GM on 'closing gap' with Patriots

    Dolphins GM on 'closing gap' with Patriots

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    We write about it all the time in the AFC East blog. This remains the "Brady and Belichick" division until another team proves otherwise. For the second straight year, the New England Patriots were the only AFC East team to finish with a winni…
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  • From the combine: Jeff Ireland says Dolphins undecided on franc…

    From the combine: Jeff Ireland says Dolphins undecided on franchise tag

    yahoo.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Miami Dolphins have a lengthy list of starters headed toward unrestricted free agency. Left tackle Jake Long headlines the group, which consists of cornerback Sean Smith, safety Chris Clemons, defensive tackle Randy Starks, wide receiver Brian Hartl…
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  • Brian Cushing: Defensive players have to be protected, too

    Brian Cushing: Defensive players have to be protected, too

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The torn ACL suffered by Texans linebacker Brian Cushing when he was hit in the knee from behind by Jets guard Matt Slauson may have been the tipping point for a change in NFL rules to emphasize protecting the legs of defensive players. Cushing supports…
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  • Do Wonderlic scores matter?

    Do Wonderlic scores matter?

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    The NFL combine is upon us. That means this is the one time of year people focus on the scores and merits of the Wonderlic test. The Wonderlic is a timed test (12 minutes) that asks 50 questions aimed at measuring a players smarts or cognitive ability. …
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  • Chandler ACL forcing Bills hand

    Chandler ACL forcing Bills hand

    buffalobills.com Feb 21, 2013
    When Scott Chandler sustained an ACL tear late last season against the Miami Dolphins, it added a need to Buffalo’s list heading into the offseason. Bills GM Buddy Nix, who acknowledged last week that tight end was on their list of positions to address
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  • Could Dee Milliner fall to AFC East?

    Could Dee Milliner fall to AFC East?

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    We have our first big injury news from the NFL combine. University of Alabama's Dee Milliner, the draft's top-rated cornerback, has a torn labrum in his shoulder that will require surgery, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. We haven't discussed Milliner's ch
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  • Tebow nixes talk at controversial Dallas church

    Tebow nixes talk at controversial Dallas church

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has backed out of an appearance at a Baptist mega-church in Dallas with a pastor who has created controversy with his remarks about other faiths.
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  • Bills don’t sound sold on Fitzpatrick’s future

    Bills don’t sound sold on Fitzpatrick’s future

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Bills have a decision to make soon on quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and they’re not ready to say he’s part of their future. Bills president Russ Brandon declined comment when asked by Tim Graham of the Buffalo News if Fitzpatrick’s roster spot w
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  • Tim Tebow wisely avoids more controversy

    Tim Tebow wisely avoids more controversy

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    Tim Tebow was at the center of controversy for most of last season with the New York Jets. He continued that trend in the offseason by previously agreeing to speak at a controversial church in Dallas, Texas. However, Tebow wisely backed out of his speak…
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  • Is Aqib Talib now a must-sign for Patriots?

    Is Aqib Talib now a must-sign for Patriots?

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    The New England Patriots could be without one starting cornerback next season. Alfonzo Dennard was found guilty this week on three charges in Nebraska, including felony assault of a police officer, and faces a maximum of six years in jail. At the very l…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    Add the Bills to the list of teams skeptical about the QB class in this draft, with assistant GM Doug Whaley saying: “There is no total package.” As much as the Dolphins will be scouting WRs at the Combine, their answer at the position still figures t
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Who Will Shine At The Combine? 02:13

    NFL32OT: Who Will Shine At The Combine?

    Feb 21
    Episode 274: Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the storylines in this year's NFL Scouting Combine. The NFL32 crew discuss the trade rumors surrounding Darrelle Revis.
  • Video - Jets Combine Report 02:24

    Jets Combine Report

    Feb 21
    Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk deliver the latest news from the 2013 NFL Combine
  • Video - Are the Jets mishandling Darrelle Revis? 03:41

    Are the Jets mishandling Darrelle Revis?

    Feb 21
    Is Darrelle Revis' future with the New York Jets in jeopardy? His former GM Mike Tannenbaum and ex-teammate LaDainian Tomlinson weigh in.
  • Video - How should New York Jets handle Mark Sanchez? 00:50

    How should New York Jets handle Mark Sanchez?

    Feb 21
    Should New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez be the starter in 2013? Former Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson and former GM Mike Tannenbaum explain why Jets fans should be optimistic.

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  • Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 Snaps

    Feb 21
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a somewhat slow first day at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium...
  • NFL combine -- Thursday observations about Bucs, Joeckel, more

    Feb 21
    Greg Schiano made it clear at the combine that Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' starting quarterback, writes John Clayton.