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How Can The New England Patriots Cut A Guy Because He Has Diabe…

How Can The New England Patriots Cut A Guy Because He Has Diabetes?

Kyle Love was the Patriots starting DT until he was diagnosed with Diabetes within the last two weeks. Once the Patriots found out, they cut him. Not only did they cut him, but they essentially confirmed he was cut because of the diagnosis, because of t…
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  • The Fifth Down: Idzik Continues Jets Shakeup

    The Fifth Down: Idzik Continues Jets Shakeup

    John Idzik, the general manager of the Jets, will not retain Scott Cohen, the assistant general manager. Ari Nissim, another high-ranking executive, also will depart.
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  • Jay-Z, Geno Smith link intensifies

    Jay-Z, Geno Smith link intensifies

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    Jets quarterback Geno Smith still hasn’t hired a new agent. One of Smith’s advisers, former West Virginia and NFL defensive lineman John Thornton, says Smith hopes to make a decision soon, likely after attending the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere in L.A. t
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  • Jets Tear Up Quarterback Plan as David Garrard Retires

    Jets Tear Up Quarterback Plan as David Garrard Retires

    The Jets’ quarterback situation took another strange turn Wednesday, when the veteran David Garrard called it quits because of his left knee.
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  • Dolphins pick up ex-Eagles WR Marvin McNutt

    Dolphins pick up ex-Eagles WR Marvin McNutt

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    It did not take long for former Eagles wide receiver Marvin McNutt to find another NFL home. The Dolphins were awarded him on waivers Wednesday, according to the league’s transaction log. McNutt (6-2, 216) was a 2012 sixth-round pick of the Eagles, who
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  • Post-Garrard, Jets must keep Mark Sanchez

    Post-Garrard, Jets must keep Mark Sanchez

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    If there was any doubt about the immediate future of quarterback Mark Sanchez with the New York Jets, all questions should have been answered Wednesday. Sanchez and his $8.25 million guaranteed salary will remain in New York through the entire 2013 seas…
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  • Wallace: Tannehill can be as good as Big Ben

    Wallace: Tannehill can be as good as Big Ben

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    When Mike Wallace left the Pittsburgh Steelers to sign with the Miami Dolphins he also went from catching passes from a veteran Super Bowl champion to a quarterback entering his second season in the NFL.
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  • Bills sign second-round pick Kiko Alonso

    Bills sign second-round pick Kiko Alonso

    The rookie signings continue in the AFC East. The latest is from the Buffalo Bills, who signed second-round linebacker Kiko Alonso to a four-year contract, according to the team’s website. Buffalo is hoping Alonso can make an immediate impact in its rev
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  • Marty Mornhinweg hopes starting quarterback emerges quickly

    Marty Mornhinweg hopes starting quarterback emerges quickly

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    If you’re the sort of person who dreads the idea of hearing story after story about the Jets quarterback competition deep into August, you might be in luck. On a conference call with season ticket holders Wednesday, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinwe
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  • Report: Jets to hire former GM Rod Graves

    Report: Jets to hire former GM Rod Graves

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Now that the 2013 NFL draft is in the books, the New York Jets are undergoing a major makeover in their front office. The latest report comes from Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, who reports New York will hire former Arizona Cardinals general manager…
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  • Which new regime will take its team from last to the playoffs?

    Which new regime will take its team from last to the playoffs?

    CNNSI.com May 15, 2013
    The Colts did it last year. Now, six last-place finishers hope new regimes spark unexpected playoff turnarounds. Who's just thinking wishfully? Don Banks breaks it down.
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  • Dolphins’ Marcus Thigpen aiming for NFL touchdown return record

    Dolphins’ Marcus Thigpen aiming for NFL touchdown return record

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    In the first game of his NFL career last season, Marcus Thigpen returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown. Later in the season he returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. Overall, he had a solid season as the Dolphins’ primary return man. But Thigpen
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  • AFC East Offseason Stock Watch

    AFC East Offseason Stock Watch

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Let’s take a look at whose stock is up and down in the AFC East. Falling 1. New England Patriots receivers: I’m just not convinced that New England has a strong receiving corps. This was once a strength of the Patriots and now it’s a weakness. Often
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  • Mangini could land with 49ers as consultant

    Mangini could land with 49ers as consultant

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    Former Jets and Browns coach Eric Mangini, out of the NFL since the conclusion of the 2010 season, could be getting back in. Mangini is in talks with the 49ers about joining the team as a consultant, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS. The man who vau…
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  • Jackson gets work with first team at Bills workouts

    Jackson gets work with first team at Bills workouts

    CNNSI.com May 15, 2013
    Jackson gets work with first team at Bills workouts
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  • Aaron Corp Across America Tour continues

    Aaron Corp Across America Tour continues

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    At the rate he’s going, Aaron Corp might work for every team in the league this offseason. According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, Corp has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dolphins, his third team this offseason. If you blinked, you might ha
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  • Source: Jets GM continues front-office shake-up

    Source: Jets GM continues front-office shake-up

    Two more members of the New York Jets front office have been let go, as new general manager John Idzik continues his makeover of the franchise.
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    Former Bills CB Derrick Burroughs, whose career cut was short by a neck injury in 1989, is now the head coach at Lane College, where he coached CB Vernon Kearney, who is now trying to make the Bills. Dolphins K Dan Campbell is slated to make five times …
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  • Jets claim Marcus Davis off waivers from Giants

    Jets claim Marcus Davis off waivers from Giants

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    The New York Jets have picked up a cast off from their cross-town rivals. The Jets claimed wide receiver Marcus Davis off waivers from the New York Giants on Tuesday. Davis signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent but was released by the team o…
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  • Video - Wallace: Tannehill Can Be As Good As Big Ben 03:46

    Wallace: Tannehill Can Be As Good As Big Ben

    May 15
    ESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker discusses Mike Wallace's comments about Ryan Tannehill's arm strength and potential to be as good as Wallace's former Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.
  • Video - Comparing 2013 New Orleans Saints to 2007 'Spygate' New England Patriots 02:40

    Comparing 2013 New Orleans Saints to 2007 'Spygate' New England Patriots

    May 15
    Are the New Orleans Saints on a similar course as the 2007 New England Patriots, who overcame the "Spygate" scandal? Former Saints players Heath Evans and Darren Sharper debate.
  • Video - Buffalo Bills QB competition 02:51

    Buffalo Bills QB competition

    May 15
    The QB competition is heating up in Buffalo as Tarvaris Jackson, Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel battle it out for the Bills' top spot. Find out who has the edge.
  • Video - Buffalo Bills QB competition 02:51

    Buffalo Bills QB competition

    May 15
    The QB competition is heating up in Buffalo as Tarvaris Jackson, Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel battle it out for the Bills' top spot. Find out who has the edge.

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  • Don Banks: Which new regime will take its team from last to the playoffs?

    May 15
    With Buddy Nix being eased into semi-retirement this week in Buffalo, the NFL in 2013 will now have eight new general managers on the job to go along with the eight new head coaches who have been hired since the close of the regular season. All told, th…