This is the January 31, 2013 news archive. View today's AFC East rumors and news.
AFC East News and Rumors
Vernon Carey planning a comebackWhen the Jets were casting around to find a replacement for tackle Wayne Hunter last summer, they reached out to former Dolphin Vernon Carey. Carey told them he was happy coaching high school and didn’t plan to play football anymore. The Jets moved on aShare Tweet
Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 9-12We are now getting to the top of "Walker's Fab 40." All week, the AFC East blog ranked the top players in the division. Here are Nos. 9-12: No. 12: Jake Long, LT, Miami Dolphins 2012 stats: 12 starts Analysis: It was just a couple of seasons a…Share TweetNEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Unhappy with the hard artificial turf at Tulane University's baseball field, the Baltimore Ravens will hold their main practice Thursday at the Saints' facility instead.Share Tweet
Patriots re-sign restricted free agent FletcherNew England Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher, who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent this offseason as he recovers from a torn ACL that sidelined him for the entire 2012 season, has re-signed with the team.Share TweetBaltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed made headlines this week when he said he could "definitely" play for the New England Patriots next season. Reed will become an unrestricted free agent in March and should be a hot commodity on the open market. H…Share TweetJon Jones had to stay neutral while in Foxboro two weeks ago. The UFC lightweight champion had a brother on both teams. Arthur is a defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens, and will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Chandler is a rookie on the New Englan…Share TweetReturning to New Orleans for the Super Bowl has conjured up some old feelings. Just a few days before Super Bowl XLVII, we have two former players going at it from teams not associated with this year's title game. On one side you have Hall of Fame tailb…Share TweetPatriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is making the rounds in New Orleans this week with a big black cast on his left arm, the result of the arm he suffered in the playoff opener against the Texans. It was the second time he broke the arm this season and Gr…Share Tweet
Steady As He Goes: Twelve years and a host of changes separate the R…Twelve years and a host of changes separate the Ravens from their last title. Yet Ozzie Newsome still presides over one of the NFL's model franchises. Don Banks examines how.Share Tweet
And The Winner Is ...The hype is almost over and the actual Super Bowl game is near. Who will hoist all of the trophies handed out this Sunday night? SI's NFL experts make their picks.Share Tweet
Super Bowl teams teach Patriots a lessonThe New England Patriots were 0-3 this season against the two teams competing in Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII. The Baltimore Ravens beat New England both the regular season and playoffs, and the San Francisco 49ers entered Gillette Stadium and beat the Pat…Share TweetDuring the 2012 season, Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman did double duty as quarterbacks coach. Anyone who watched Hard Knocks last summer likely remembers that assistant quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor was also doing a lot of work with Ryan Ta…Share Tweet
Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 13-16The AFC East blog continues its rankings of the top 40 players in the division. Here are Nos. 13-16: No. 16: Paul Soliai, DT, Miami Dolphins 2012 stats: 29 tackles, one sack Analysis: There will be plenty of debate on who is better between Soliai and te…Share Tweet
Gronkowski Recovering From InjuryJan 31Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski talks to Hannah Storm about his recovery from surgery to fix his broken arm.
Ed Reed Says He Could See Himself Playing For Bill BelichickJan 31Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Ed Reed's comments about possibly playing for Bill Belichick someday.
Harrison Worried About His HealthJan 31Mike Ditka and Jerry Rice react to Rodney Harrison's saying he is "scared to death" about the future of his health.
Jim Trotter: Smith chastises NFL for lack of player safetyJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL Players Association challenged the league's commitment to player safety on Monday, going so far as to call some teams' behavior "reckless" when diagnosing and treating players.
Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ersJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie NewsomeJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…
Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is buil…Jan 31NEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…