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Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Bills Promote Doug Whaley to Ge…

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Bills Promote Doug Whaley to General Manager

Doug Whaley was promoted and will take over as the Buffalo Bills’ general manager, making the team’s near top-to-bottom off-season overhaul complete.
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  • Sources: Gronk set for 4th forearm surgery

    Sources: Gronk set for 4th forearm surgery

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo a fourth surgery on his left forearm next week, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The exact date of the surgery is not yet set.
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  • The Jets’ Quarterback Vortex Has Sanchez Spinning

    The Jets’ Quarterback Vortex Has Sanchez Spinning

    nytimes.com May 16, 2013
    The decision by the veteran quarterback David Garrard to step away has altered the Jets quarterback dynamic, casting Mark Sanchez opposite the rookie Geno Smith.
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  • Jets first-round CB Dee Milliner fires his agents after falling…

    Jets first-round CB Dee Milliner fires his agents after falling out of the Top 5

    Late last month, New York Jets second-round quarterback Geno Smith fired his agents after falling out of Round 1 in the 2013 NFL draft. Smith is expected to announce a decision on a new agent soon - the favorite is Jay-Z's "Roc Nation" sports agency -
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  • Browns agree to deal with veteran QB Hoyer

    Browns agree to deal with veteran QB Hoyer

    ESPN.com May 16, 2013
    Former New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Brian Hoyer agreed to a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.
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  • Jacksonville Jaguars claim Kyle Love after release from New Eng…

    Jacksonville Jaguars claim Kyle Love after release from New England Patriots, diabetes diagnosis

    yahoo.com ESPN.com May 16, 2013
    As we and many others reported yesterday, the New England Patriots released defensive tackle Kyle Love this week in the wake of the news that he has Type-2 diabetes. And for those who were wondering whether Love's release might have been for other reaso…
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  • Hargrove hasn’t dismissed his concussion lawsuit, yet

    Hargrove hasn’t dismissed his concussion lawsuit, yet

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    Before quarterback Pat White joined the Redskins, he ditched a lawsuit claiming permanent injuries from concussions suffered during his one year with the Dolphins. Apparently, “permanent” no longer means what it used to. Seeing White’s audacity and
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  • Krafts catch flak for favoring Patriots over Revolution

    Krafts catch flak for favoring Patriots over Revolution

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    Soccer fans in America often have a chip on their shoulder about football. And for good reason. Football is the dominant sport in the country, soccer isn’t. Then again, soccer is boring. Football isn’t. It creates potential friction where an NFL team
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  • Arrest warrant issued for Chad Johnson

    Arrest warrant issued for Chad Johnson

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    Chad Johnson, whose NFL career came to an end when he was cut by the Dolphins following a domestic violence incident, is once again in trouble in connection with the same incident. A judge has issued a warrant for Johnson’s arrest because he violated hi
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  • Previewing 2014 draft's quarterback class

    Previewing 2014 draft's quarterback class

    ESPN.com May 16, 2013
    Quarterbacks are the lifeblood of any NFL organization. With a franchise quarterback, a team can consistently contend. Without a quality quarterback, it's difficult to even make the playoffs. Therefore, it’s never too early to take a look at 2014 quarte
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  • Jaguars help Patriots, in a roundabout way

    Jaguars help Patriots, in a roundabout way

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    The Patriots’ apologists suddenly have gotten very quiet. For many of them, their strongest arguments in support of the team’s decision to release defensive lineman Kyle Love evaporated when the Jaguars realized that football and Type-2 diabetes can c
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  • McKnight: Jets 'have to kill me' to oust me

    McKnight: Jets 'have to kill me' to oust me

    Joe McKnight plans to fight to the death to maintain his spot on the New York Jets' roster.
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  • Jets offered Garrard a chance to coach this summer

    Jets offered Garrard a chance to coach this summer

    David Garrard could end up in Jets camp this summer after all. The retiring-because-of-a-bad-knee quarterback told Jim Corbett of USA Today he’s been offered a coaching internship by the team. “The Jets offered me the chance to come back if I want to
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  • Agents: Patriots agree with CB Logan Ryan

    Agents: Patriots agree with CB Logan Ryan

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    The Patriots have reached a contract agreement with rookie cornerback Logan Ryan, agents Jonathan Feinsod and Neil Schwartz said Thursday on Twitter. A third-round pick, Ryan (5-11, 191) was the No. 83 overall selection. He intercepted four passes in 20…
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  • Updating AFC East defensive rankings

    Updating AFC East defensive rankings

    ESPN.com May 16, 2013
    It was not a very good year for AFC East defenses in 2012. Three teams in the division finished with rankings in the 20s. But there have been a lot of changes for the division via free agency and the draft. Let’s take a look at updated defensive ranking
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  • Steve Smith’s glad Sanchez isn’t feeding him the ball

    Steve Smith’s glad Sanchez isn’t feeding him the ball

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    It’s apparently open season on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, inexplicably, was the latest to pile on, suggesting (we think) he did not care for the former Southern Cal quarterback. “I wouldn’t let Mark Sanchez th
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  • Patriots’ decision to cut Love looks like disability discrimina…

    Patriots’ decision to cut Love looks like disability discrimination

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    The ruthless nature of football decision-making has resulted in plenty of fans and reporters becoming desensitized to the human element of these moves. And that causes us all, in some situations, to miss potential violations of human rights. For former …
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    The Bills are hoping Colts draft bust Jerry Hughes can give them something they lack. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald warns that being offseason champions means nothing for the Dolphins now. Patriots LB Jerod Mayo is willing to wait and see how the…
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  • Mike Wallace: Ryan Tannehill will be one of the great QBs

    Mike Wallace: Ryan Tannehill will be one of the great QBs

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    New Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace says Miami’s quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, will be just as good as his old quarterback, Ben Reothlisberger. “Both have strong arms. Ryan has a cannon, can really fling it,” Wallace told the Miami Herald. “Rya
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  • Video - Jets QB Geno Smith at NFL Rookie Premiere 02:06

    Jets QB Geno Smith at NFL Rookie Premiere

    May 16
    Michelle Beisner catches up with New York Jets QB Geno Smith, addressing the retirement of David Garrard and his transition from college to the NFL.
  • Video - Jets QB Geno Smith at NFLPA Rookie Premiere 02:06

    Jets QB Geno Smith at NFLPA Rookie Premiere

    May 16
    Michelle Beisner catches up with New York Jets QB Geno Smith, addressing the retirement of David Garrard and his transition from college to the NFL.
  • Video - Doug Whaley's vision for Buffalo Bills' future 03:13

    Doug Whaley's vision for Buffalo Bills' future

    May 16
    New Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley checks in to discuss first-round draft pick EJ Manuel and what to expect from the team in 2013.
  • Video - Will Dolphins be playoff contender? 02:39

    Will Dolphins be playoff contender?

    May 16
    The Miami Dolphins have many young pieces in place, but are they now a playoff contender? The "NFL Total Access" guys debate.