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Marc Ross withdraws from Jets G.M. contention

Marc Ross withdraws from Jets G.M. contention

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 15, 2013
The list of candidates for the New York Jets general manager job has apparently shrunk by one. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross has pulled his name out of contention for the job. Ro…
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  • NY Jets need to hire personnel expert as general manager, not a…

    NY Jets need to hire personnel expert as general manager, not another salary-cap specialist such as Mike Tannenbaum

    nydailynews.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Jets stink right now and have sunk to their lowest level since the forgettable and thankfully short-lived Rich Kotite era for one basic reason: The roster is bad.
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  • Bills' Marrone adds former Syracuse assistants

    Bills' Marrone adds former Syracuse assistants

    Newly hired Bills coach Doug Marrone turned to several of his former assistants at Syracuse in continuing to fill out his new staff in Buffalo.
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  • Tebow says he's uncertain 'what my future holds'

    Tebow says he's uncertain 'what my future holds'

    CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- From nearly unstoppable to nearly invisible.
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  • Dolphins’ Denney, Lions’ Muhlbach named Pro Bowl long snappers

    Dolphins’ Denney, Lions’ Muhlbach named Pro Bowl long snappers

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Pro Bowl ballot does not include long snappers, because, really, who can identify the NFL’s best long snappers? But someone has to long snap in the Pro Bowl, so the coaching staffs of the AFC and NFC teams each choose a long snapper. And today came
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  • Interesting coaching dynamic for Mario

    Interesting coaching dynamic for Mario

    buffalobills.com Jan 15, 2013
    With the Bills announcing the addition of 10 assistants to the coaching staff Tuesday there’s an interesting coaching dynamic concerning DE Mario Williams. Anthony Weaver was hired as the team’s defensive line coach. Last year he was the Jets assistan
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  • Rex Ryan not involved in first wave of Jets G.M. interviews

    Rex Ryan not involved in first wave of Jets G.M. interviews

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    As the Jets search for a man who’ll have to work with and possibly decide (in time) the fate of coach Rex Ryan, coach Rex Ryan has had no role in the selection process. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, Ryan wasn’t present for the first wave o
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  • Blogger Blitz: Containing Ray Rice

    Blogger Blitz: Containing Ray Rice

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    AFC East blogger James Walker talks about the Patriots' past success at limiting Baltimore running back Ray Rice's production
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  • Bill Belichick concerned about Torrey Smith

    Bill Belichick concerned about Torrey Smith

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    The New England Patriots are known to give up "chunk" passing plays on defense. It’s the primary reason New England was ranked 29th against the pass this year. The biggest vertical threat for the Baltimore Ravens is second-year receiver Torrey Smith. He
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  • J.J. Watt says the best is yet to come

    J.J. Watt says the best is yet to come

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Texans are finished after losing to the Patriots last Sunday, which means one of the greatest individual seasons by a defensive end has also come to an end. J.J. Watt will add no more sacks or batted passes to a resume that’s likely to make him the
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  • By the numbers: Tom Brady vs. Ray Lewis

    By the numbers: Tom Brady vs. Ray Lewis

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Two future Hall of Famers will meet Sunday when quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots faces linebacker Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. This is the final meeting between these two football legends. Lewis …
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  • Rob Gronkowski's Twice-Broken Arm Might Always Be At Risk

    Rob Gronkowski's Twice-Broken Arm Might Always Be At Risk

    deadspin.com CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    Rob Gronkowski broke his left forearm back in November, and had surgery to fix it. He returned for Week 17, played sparingly, then broke his left forearm in the Patriots' first playoff game. It's easy enough to jump to the conclusion that he came back t…
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  • Double Coverage: Ravens at Patriots

    Double Coverage: Ravens at Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    It’s not the Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning showdown many expected in the AFC Championship Game. But the intense rivalry between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens is just as exciting. For the second consecutive year, these familiar foes wil
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  • With McCoy out of mix, Cardinals’ job becomes murky

    With McCoy out of mix, Cardinals’ job becomes murky

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Cardinals feared losing defensive coordinator Ray Horton to a head-coaching job.  After the two other head-coaching jobs for which Horton interviewed (Browns and Bills) went to other candidates, the Cardinals’ reportedly hatched a plan to keep Hort
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  • Sunk Costs: Mark Sanchez and the Concorde

    Sunk Costs: Mark Sanchez and the Concorde

    nytimes.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Jets don't have a general manager, but they still have their quarterback, and that remains their biggest problem.
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  • Ranking team needs: New York Jets

    Ranking team needs: New York Jets

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    The AFC East blog continues its series this week on ranking team needs. Next we have the inconsistent New York Jets, who finished 6-10 this season. No. 1 need: Quarterback Analysis: It's no secret the Jets are hamstrung at quarterback. New York must get…
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Bills should have been paying attention to the quality of the quarterbacks in the playoffs last weekend. How far from the playoffs are the Dolphins? Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is happy to have Brian Daboll join the coaching staff.…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Ravens-Patriots Meet Again 02:13

    NFL32OT: Ravens-Patriots Meet Again

    Jan 15
    Episode 249: Jason Taylor breaks down the Ravens defense going up against Tom Brady and the Patriots offense. The NFL32 crew discuss Texans head coach Gary Kubiak's comments on Matt Schaub.
  • Video - Playing With Pain 07:43

    Playing With Pain

    Jan 15
    Jason Taylor describes the pains of playing in the NFL, including almost losing his leg.
  • Video - Gronk's impact 02:15

    Gronk's impact

    Jan 15
    How big of a hit will the New England Patriots' offense take with the loss of star tight end Rob Gronkowski? Solomon Wilcots and Albert Breer discuss the team's plans moving forward.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Containing Ray Rice 00:50

    Blogger Blitz: Containing Ray Rice

    Jan 15
    AFC East blogger James Walker talks about the Patriots' past success at limiting Ray Rice's production

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