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Florida Senate President sounds off on Stephen Ross
The efforts of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to retaliate against politicians who blocked efforts to finagle public funds for renovations to Sun Life Stadium may be backfiring. According to Anthony Mann of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Florida Senate Pr…Upvote Share Tweet
When the Jets’ Oday Aboushi spoke about his Palestinian-American upbringing at a convention last month, he stirred an outcry online, with some alleging ties to terrorism.Upvote Share TweetOn Friday, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez addressed the viral Web video that showed him in a state of undress with good perspective and good humor. Calling the video “a little embarrassing,” Sanchez told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that he’s …Upvote Share TweetJets tight end Kellen Winslow caught exactly one pass last season. He expects a whole lot more than that this year. Winslow, who has played all 16 games in five different seasons and caught 89, 82, 77, 66 and 75 passes in those five seasons, said he thi…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Vonta Leach looking for multi-year dealIt’s been a few days since we’ve checked in on free agent fullback Vonta Leach, so it’s a good time to check in on one of the top names left on the free agent market. There’s not much new to report, however. The Dolphins are still seen as the frontrunne…Upvote Share TweetWe mentioned yesterday that Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith wasn’t going to be attending Mark Sanchez’s little sleepover. But Sanchez said Friday there’s no problem with the fact Smith decided not to come to his Jets West camp in California, a weeken…Upvote Share TweetPatriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of DUI, which led the Patriots to issue a statement saying they were “extremely disappointed” to learn of the arrest. Dennard hasn’t issued a formal statement of his ow…Upvote Share Tweet
Donte Whitner: Kaepernick will get flak from teammates for posing nude49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently riled up some folks by being photographed while wearing a Dolphins cap and now he may be in for some razzing in his own locker room for wearing nothing at all. During an appearance on the Bull and Fox Show on …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jul 12, 2013A look at the one move each team in the AFC East needed to make but didn't: Buffalo Bills: The Bills used the draft and free agency to address needs at wide receiver and linebacker. However, one position that was glossed over that could come back to hau…Upvote Share TweetBuffalo Bills Free safety Jairus Byrd and the Bills are still far from striking a deal before the July 15 deadline to sign the one-year franchise tender. "I would be completely and utterly shocked if there was a deal done by Monday," a league …Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Bills, Byrd negotiations aren't going wellCNNSI.com Updated Jul 12, 2013Report: Bills, Byrd negotiations aren't going wellUpvote Share Tweet
A.J. Francis, 309-pound Dolphins rookie, wants to show off his bodyA.J. Francis, a 309-pound rookie defensive tackle on the Dolphins, has a problem with the ESPN the Magazine Body Issue: There aren’t any guys like him in it. The Body Issue, which hit newsstands today, features athletes wearing nothing at all (but placi…Upvote Share Tweet
Friday morning one-linersTickets for two night practices at Bills camp go on sale Friday. C Mike Pouncey takes you inside the Dolphins offense. Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal wonders if the Patriots are planning to change their uniforms. Said Jets G Vladimir Ducasse, “…Upvote Share Tweet
Should Geno Smith have attended Jets West?Jul 12New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith opted not to attend Mark Sanchez's annual Jets West camp this week. Was that a rookie mistake? "NFL Total Access" discusses Geno's decision.
Who Should Start Week 1 For The Jets?Jul 12Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith should be the Jets' starting QB in Week 1.
Off-Field Issues Affecting NFL's ImageJul 12ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt weighs in on Aaron Hernandez's timeline with the Patriots and how the NFL can repair its image after recent off-field issues.
Geno Smith not in attendance at Jets WestJul 12What does the absence of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith at Jets West passing camp mean for the team's QB competition? Plus find out what Jets' second-year player needs to have a big offseason.