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Milliner makes new agent choice

Milliner makes new agent choice

profootballtalk.com Updated May 19, 2013
The first rookie drafted this year by the Jets was also the first rookie drafted by the Jets to hire a new agent. Cornerback Dee Milliner, who fired Tony Fleming and Mitch Frankel last week, has hired Pat Dye and Bill Johnson, per multiple reports. The …
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  • Gronkowski canceled Vegas trip

    Gronkowski canceled Vegas trip

    profootballtalk.com May 19, 2013
    With a fourth arm surgery looming on Monday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made the decision that millions have made when choosing their pre-surgical activities. Gronk decided not to go to Las Vegas. Originally, he was going, on what a jet-sharing s…
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  • Report: Bills, WR Robert Woods reach deal

    Report: Bills, WR Robert Woods reach deal

    The Bills and rookie wide receiver Robert Woods have come to terms on a contract, ESPN.com’s James Walker reported Sunday. One of the Bills’ two second-round picks, Woods joins a receiving corps that has a clear go-to target in Stevie Johnson. Woods,
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  • Geno Smith says he’s learning how to handle criticism

    Geno Smith says he’s learning how to handle criticism

    profootballtalk.com May 19, 2013
    Geno Smith is learning, and in a hurry. And that has only partially to do with football, but everything to do with how he deals with the attention he’s going to be getting as a Jets quarterback. Smith said reports about his immature behavior before and
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  • Twenty-nine NFL teams holding OTAs this week

    Twenty-nine NFL teams holding OTAs this week

    profootballtalk.com May 19, 2013
    In news that will no doubt please NFL fans eager for the regular season to just get here already, the vast majority of teams will be holding on-field workouts this week. The 29 teams slated to conduct organized team practice activities (OTAs) are the Be…
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  • Patriots hold football clinic in Newtown

    Patriots hold football clinic in Newtown

    The pages of PFT are filled with all kinds of stories and far too many of them are about football players and/or teams behaving badly. So it’s nice when we get a chance to feature the other side of things. One such opportunity presented itself Saturday
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  • Miami’s Stadium Issues Cloud Its Bid to Host Super Bowl

    Miami’s Stadium Issues Cloud Its Bid to Host Super Bowl

    nytimes.com May 19, 2013
    With N.F.L. owners set to vote Tuesday, Miami was until a few weeks ago the heavy favorite to land Super Bowl 50.
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  • Jets’ Mt. Rushmore may not have many recent faces

    Jets’ Mt. Rushmore may not have many recent faces

    profootballtalk.com May 19, 2013
    The process for nominating players, coaches, etc. to each team’s Mt. Rushmore has made its way back to Broadway, with the Jets officially on the clock. For Fireman Ed and company, the challenge is to show us your nominees for the four greatest contribut
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  • Report: Jets “really wanted” Brian Hoyer

    Report: Jets “really wanted” Brian Hoyer

    profootballtalk.com May 19, 2013
    The Jets lost a quarterback this week when David Garrard said “no mas” because of a knee injury and a report from Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com indicates they were interested in replacing him. Grossi reports that the Jets “really wanted” to sig
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  • Idzik’s 0-for-2 start has others taking shots already

    Idzik’s 0-for-2 start has others taking shots already

    profootballtalk.com May 19, 2013
    New Jets General Manager John Idzik hasn’t even gotten his team to training camp yet, but folks around the league are already poking at his 0-for-2 start to free agency. Idzik’s first two moves were to sign veteran quarterback David Garrard and runnin
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  • Mike Gillislee signs with Dolphins

    Mike Gillislee signs with Dolphins

    profootballtalk.com May 19, 2013
    The Dolphins are getting closer to signing all of their draft picks. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that running back Mike Gillislee, a fifth-round pick in April, has signed his contract with the team. According to the report, Gillislee’s fou
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com May 19, 2013
    Bills DE Mario Williams graduated from the Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, which makes him a licensed peace officer in the state of Texas. The Dolphins went fishing for charity this weekend. Members of the Patriots recently played i…
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  • Clayton's mailbag: Pro Bowl on shaky ground

    May 19
    Mailbag: If owners make changes to the Pro Bowl that fail, the game could be doomed, writes John Clayton.