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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have a fourth arm surgery on Monday. But that’s three days away. OK, two days and change. Still, that’s time for plenty of living. And Gronk will be living it up one more time in Las Vegas. Jumpseat.me, a jet-shaUpvote Share Tweet
Only one team made it to four straight Super Bowls. But, like every team, the Buffalo Bills are limited to four heads on their version of Mt. Rushmore. So nominate the best of the Bills below. And we realize it won’t be easy. Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas,Upvote Share TweetWhen it comes to the lawsuit recently filed by Bills defensive lineman Mario Williams for the recovery of a $785,000 engagement ring from his former fiancÃ©e, the wheels of justice are spinning quickly. According to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle…Upvote Share TweetA mere possibility quickly has become a probability. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski “probably” will need back surgery. He currently is waiting for a second opinion from Dr. Robert Watkins. The back surgUpvote Share Tweet
Hope and Concern: New England PatriotsThe AFC East blog concludes this week’s “Hope and Concern” series with the reigning AFC East champion New England Patriots. Biggest reason for hope: improved defense It is easy to point out the future Hall of Fame pair of quarterback Tom Brady and hUpvote Share TweetThe Dolphins drafted a pair of players named Dion last month and they announced Friday that they have agreed to a contract with one of them. Tight end Dion Sims, selected in the fourth round with the 106th overall pick, signed his four-year rookie deal …Upvote Share TweetJets running back Mike Goodson was just the passenger this morning, but he’s far from off the hook. Goodson was charged with five gun and drug counts Friday morning, after New Jersey State Police found the car he was riding in parked in the middle of RoUpvote Share TweetA look at key players for each AFC East team who are coming back from injuries: New England Patriots: There is no bigger injury concern in the AFC East this offseason than Rob Gronkowski. The Pro Bowl tight end has had three surgeries within the past ye…Upvote Share TweetThe Patriots got two more draft picks under contract on Friday and both of them are linebackers. Second-round pick Jamie Collins and seventh-round selection Steve Beauharnais have both reached agreement on their four-year rookie deals. The team announce…Upvote Share Tweet
The Next Dynamic DuoCNNSI.com May 17, 2013Tyler Eifert was highly coveted for a reason. Now with the Bengals, he'll pair with Jermaine Gresham to form a tight-end duo that could rival the Patriots', Chris Burke writes.Upvote Share TweetNew York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has been a lightning rod before, during and after the NFL draft. The media is following Smith’s every move and analyzing. The latest will be Smith’s decision to hire a new agent. I was among several reporters who cUpvote Share Tweet
Saban chafes at comparison to SatanYes, Nick Saban hasn’t worked in the NFL since the conclusion of the 2006 season. You know, not long after he insisted he wouldn’t be the coach of the school where he has been the coach for six years and counting. When Saban coached the Dolphins (2005Upvote Share TweetThe Bills added some serious speed this offseason. But C.J. Spiller is not prepared to let anyone else anchor the relay team. The Bills running back is fast, running a 4.37 40 at the Combine. But third-round pick Marquise Goodwin ran his in 4.27 this ye…Upvote Share Tweet
Chad Johnson must stop downward spiralNine years ago I was a cub reporter covering the Cincinnati Bengals for the Columbus Dispatch. Chad Johnson was entering his fourth season and starting to come into his own. I watched Johnson come of age with the Bengals and also covered his decline wit…Upvote Share TweetTracing Doug Whaley’s move from Wall Street to Bills G.M. The Dolphins signed undrafted rookie T Rupert Bryan and plan to move him to fullback. Do the changes on the defensive line foreshadow scheme changes for the Patriots? Jets G Vladimir Ducasse knowUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com May 17, 2013The Jets receiver became a critic of the game and its role in American society. But the decision to walk away was also personal.Upvote Share TweetJets General Manager John Idzik said this week that when his team took a look at Josh Cribbs, they found that his knee “isn’t quite there yet.” Cribbs, who subsequently signed with the Raiders, thinks Idzik was just trying to bring Cribbs’ price dUpvote Share Tweet
111-Day NFL Warning: Wes Welker Switches Sides in the Brady-Manning Blood Feudgrantland.com May 17, 2013What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spen...Upvote Share Tweet
Back Trouble Added To Gronkowski's WoesMay 17As the injury woes continue to pile up for Rob Gronkowski, Dr. Michael Kaplan discusses the procedure scheduled for the tight end's forearm.
Jets RB Mike Goodson ArrestedMay 17AFC East blogger James Walker discusses Mike Goodson's off-field issues following an arrest on drug and weapons charges.
ESPNBoston.com Daily DownloadMay 17Cary Chow recaps the day in sports that saw the Bruins top the Rangers in overtime, and the Red Sox come back to beat the Rays.
NFL Cold Hard FactsMay 17ESPN NFL analysts Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins share their thoughts on Mark Sanchez, Ryan Tannehill and the Cowboys.
NFL - John Clayton breaks down big spenders and big bargains in free agenc…May 17Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
Don Banks: NFL is watching, but not expecting to strip Haslam of Browns ow…May 17In the relatively short but tortured history of the re-incarnated Cleveland Browns, every dark cloud appearing on the horizon has generally presaged a darker and more ominous one, leading the team's fans and even the organization itself to develop an al…
Chadiha: Rolando McClain's wise moveMay 17To get his life in order, Rolando McClain is right to retire from the NFL at the age of 23, writes Jeffri Chadiha.