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Florida Senate President sounds off on Stephen Ross

Florida Senate President sounds off on Stephen Ross

profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 12, 2013
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…
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  • Jets’ Aboushi Faces Aspersions for Being Palestinian

    Jets’ Aboushi Faces Aspersions for Being Palestinian

    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.
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  • Mark Sanchez calls Web video a lesson of life in ‘spotlight’

    Mark Sanchez calls Web video a lesson of life in ‘spotlight’

    On 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 …
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  • Kellen Winslow: “My goal is always to catch 100 balls”

    Kellen Winslow: “My goal is always to catch 100 balls”

    Jets 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…
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  • Report: Vonta Leach looking for multi-year deal

    Report: Vonta Leach looking for multi-year deal

    profootballtalk.com Jul 12, 2013
    It’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…
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  • Sanchez: “Not a big deal” Geno not at his camp

    Sanchez: “Not a big deal” Geno not at his camp

    profootballtalk.com Jul 12, 2013
    We 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…
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  • Alfonzo Dennard says he didn’t fail or refuse any sobriety test…

    Alfonzo Dennard says he didn’t fail or refuse any sobriety tests

    Patriots 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…
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  • Donte Whitner: Kaepernick will get flak from teammates for posi…

    Donte Whitner: Kaepernick will get flak from teammates for posing nude

    profootballtalk.com Jul 12, 2013
    49ers 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 …
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  • Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    ESPN.com Jul 12, 2013
    A 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…
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  • Links: Lamar Miller learns from Frank Gore

    Links: Lamar Miller learns from Frank Gore

    Buffalo 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 …
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  • Report: Bills, Byrd negotiations aren't going well

    Report: Bills, Byrd negotiations aren't going well

    CNNSI.com Jul 12, 2013
    Report: Bills, Byrd negotiations aren't going well
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  • A.J. Francis, 309-pound Dolphins rookie, wants to show off his …

    A.J. Francis, 309-pound Dolphins rookie, wants to show off his body

    profootballtalk.com Jul 12, 2013
    A.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…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jul 12, 2013
    Tickets 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, “…
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  • Video - Should Geno Smith have attended Jets West? 01:37

    Should Geno Smith have attended Jets West?

    Jul 12
    New 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.
  • Video - Who Should Start Week 1 For The Jets? 07:08

    Who Should Start Week 1 For The Jets?

    Jul 12
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith should be the Jets' starting QB in Week 1.
  • Video - Off-Field Issues Affecting NFL's Image 03:22

    Off-Field Issues Affecting NFL's Image

    Jul 12
    ESPN 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.
  • Video - Geno Smith not in attendance at Jets West 02:45

    Geno Smith not in attendance at Jets West

    Jul 12
    What 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.