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Patriots fans heckle Torrey Smith on Twitter about brother’s de…

Patriots fans heckle Torrey Smith on Twitter about brother’s death

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 23, 2013
After watching their New England Patriots’ season come to an end last Sunday in a 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game, Patriots fans took to Twitter to express their frustration. Apparently, that meant feeling the need to hec
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  • Source: Jets will explore trade options for Revis

    Source: Jets will explore trade options for Revis

    Pessimistic about the chances of re-signing Darrelle Revis before he becomes a free agent next year, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is open to trading the star cornerback, a person familiar with Johnson's thinking said Wednesday night.
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  • Source: Brady fined $10K for slide into Reed

    Source: Brady fined $10K for slide into Reed

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was fined $10,000 by the NFL for making contact with Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed on a slide late in the first half of the AFC Championship Game, according to a league source.
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  • Tom Brady fined $10,000 for kick on Ed Reed … or, less than Fra…

    Tom Brady fined $10,000 for kick on Ed Reed … or, less than Frank Gore got fined for low socks

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    For those who think quarterbacks get preferential treatment by the NFL, this news will cause an bit of a stir. NFL.com has reported that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been fined $10,000 for going all Daniel-san/Ty Cobb on Ravens safety Ed Reed and …
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  • Raiders hire Sparano as offensive line coach

    Raiders hire Sparano as offensive line coach

    The Oakland Raiders have hired former New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano as their assistant head coach/offensive line.
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  • JaMarcus Russell, Who Now Weighs More Than 300 Pounds, Is Think…

    JaMarcus Russell, Who Now Weighs More Than 300 Pounds, Is Thinking Comeback

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    JaMarcus Russell, the first overall pick of the 2007 draft, pretty much ate and purple drank his way through $31.5 million in guaranteed money. The Raiders cut him loose in May 2010, and he had a couple of failed tryouts with the Redskins and Dolphins l…
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  • Tannenbaum 'driving force' behind Tebow?

    Tannenbaum 'driving force' behind Tebow?

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Now that the football season is over for the New York Jets, details continue to emerge behind the circus and debacle that was the Tim Tebow saga. Earlier this week, a report stated Jets owner Woody Johnson said Tebow-mania was "forced" upon hi…
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  • Battery charges against Dolphins safety dropped

    Battery charges against Dolphins safety dropped

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    Battery charges against Dolphins safety Jonathan Amaya have been dropped, according to the Miami Herald. Amaya was arrested in November and charged with choking a taxi driver. But public records showed that prosecutors notified the court earlier this mo…
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  • Jim Irsay Mailed A Fan $8,500 In Cash For Predicting The Score …

    Jim Irsay Mailed A Fan $8,500 In Cash For Predicting The Score Of The AFC Championship

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    Colts owner is a weird dude. But he's honest. So when he tweeted Sunday afternoon that he'd give $8,500 to the first person to correctly predict the outcome and score of the Ravens/Patriots game (with a one-point cushion), there was no reason not to tak…
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  • Eagles hire Dave Fipp as new special teams coach

    Eagles hire Dave Fipp as new special teams coach

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Eagles aren’t commenting on any of their coaching hires at the moment. But Dave Fipp is hanging around the Senior Bowl wearing Eagles gear, and Dolphins coach Joe Philbin told CSNPhilly.com Fipp was leaving his staff to go work for the Eagles. So it
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  • Leading Off: Playing the Makeup Game

    Leading Off: Playing the Makeup Game

    nytimes.com Jan 23, 2013
    Olive branches were extended across the N.F.L. on Tuesday, but that's not to say there wasn't any feuding.
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  • McShay: Nassib’s arm 'vastly overrated'

    McShay: Nassib’s arm 'vastly overrated'

    Here is a quick offseason warning: This is officially "silly season" in the NFL. You will hear various opinions and analysis that range all over the place on draft prospects and free agents. So take that for what it's worth. But something that…
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  • PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Cowboys talk with Claren…

    PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Ravens and 49ers are the two teams headed to the Super Bowl, but they aren’t the two teams that will be up for discussion during Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Mike Florio will be talking to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about the Jets
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  • Patriots' title window is still open

    Patriots' title window is still open

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    The day after the New England Patriots' 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens felt like a funeral in the heart of Patriots country. The employees at my Foxborough, Mass., hotel -- some who sported Patriots jerseys -- were sullen. The day seemed gloomy outs…
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  • AFC East Stock Watch

    AFC East Stock Watch

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Now that the football season is officially over for all four teams in the AFC East, let’s take a look at whose stock is rising and falling in the division. Falling 1. New England Patriots: New England entered the AFC Championship as a more than a touchd
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  • Jeff Ireland: Dolphins' goal to win AFC East

    Jeff Ireland: Dolphins' goal to win AFC East

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    It's waaaaaay too early for 2013 predictions. But Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland is not afraid to set high expectations for his young team next season. "That’s our goal -- win the division and ultimately put us in the playoffs," Ireland tol
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Jets are hiring Bobby April Jr., son of the longtime NFL special teams coach, as a quality control coach. The Bills have some tough decisions to make at wide receiver. The Dolphins are taking out ads to generate support for taxpayer financing of Sun…
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  • Source scoffs at Woody’s claim Tebow was “forced” on him

    Source scoffs at Woody’s claim Tebow was “forced” on him

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    While Jets owner Woody Johnson tried to dodge the Tim Tebow bullet with one job applicant, saying Tebow was “forced,” on him, there are now folks ready to call B-S. Actually, there are plenty, but one of them talked to a newspaper reporter. According
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Patriots Hope For New Outcome 02:53

    NFL32OT: Patriots Hope For New Outcome

    Jan 23
    Episode 254: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the possible changes the Patriots could make in the offseason. Trent Dilfer breaks down how the bye week will effect Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss the most feared defensive player in the A
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 06:31

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Jan 23
    In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss is joined by Field Yates as they break down the Patriots' AFC Championship loss to the Ravens and look ahead to next season.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Lessons Learned, Running Backs and Draft Picks... 02:00

    Inside the Huddle: Lessons Learned, Running Backs and Draft Picks...

    Jan 23
    John Clayton goes deep on QBs over 30 in search of a Super Bowl ring, the future of Michael Turner in Atlanta, what Frank Gore loves about Colin Kaepernick, and Cleveland's second thoughts on their draft picks for the Julio Jones trade.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Would Damien Woody Sell His Super Bowl Rings? 04:54

    Mint Condition: Would Damien Woody Sell His Super Bowl Rings?

    Jan 23
    Former NFL lineman and Super Bowl champion Damien Woody joins Michele Steele to discuss the memorabilia he kept from his Super Bowl experiences.