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Other Hernandez grand jury continues to investigate double murd…

Other Hernandez grand jury continues to investigate double murder

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 10, 2013
It’s never a good thing to be the subject of a grand jury investigation. It’s much worse to be the subject of two of them. Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who already has been indicted by a Bristol County grand jury for the June 2013 murder o…
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  • Jets shaped by minute that lives in infamy

    Jets shaped by minute that lives in infamy

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- They happened in a span of 52 seconds, three calamitous plays that changed the season and probably changed the franchise. Boom! Boom!! Boom!!! You've heard of the Minute Waltz? This was the Minute Faults, three mistakes that border…
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  • Dolphins will practice on Tuesdays, take Thursdays off

    Dolphins will practice on Tuesdays, take Thursdays off

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    It’s no surprise that the Eagles under coach Chip Kelly’s “change is good” approach to football will be practicing on Tuesdays while getting Mondays off. It’s definitely a surprise that the Dolphins will, in the second year of Joe Philbin’s tenure, make…
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  • Patriots practice squad reset

    Patriots practice squad reset

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Since forming their initial eight-man practice squad Sept. 1, the New England Patriots have made six practice-squad transactions. The most recent came Tuesday with the signing of defensive tackle A.J. Francis and release of receiver…
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  • Jets' Ryan: Depleted Pats still 'pretty stout'

    Jets' Ryan: Depleted Pats still 'pretty stout'

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    The Jets insist they don't think any less of the depleted Patriots, whom they face Thursday night in Foxborough.
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  • Santonio Holmes frustrated with snaps

    Santonio Holmes frustrated with snaps

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- This time last week Santonio Holmes wouldn't even commit to playing in the opener against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Tuesday, Holmes said he was frustrated he only played 45 snaps in his first game in almost a year in the Jets' 18-1…
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  • CB Will Davis showing 'sense of urgency'

    CB Will Davis showing 'sense of urgency'

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    DAVIE, Fla. -- The injury bug has been prevalent among Miami Dolphins cornerbacks. Veteran Dimitri Patterson (groin) and rookies Jamar Taylor (groin) and Will Davis (toe) are all dealing with various ailments. That’s one reason the Dolphins kept 11 defe…
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  • Fins to use more 'speed' pass-rush scheme

    Fins to use more 'speed' pass-rush scheme

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    The Miami Dolphins, who face four of the NFL's top quarterbacks in the next month, figured it would be wise to come up with something fast.
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  • Randy Starks on reserve role: I’m willing to accept anything to…

    Randy Starks on reserve role: I’m willing to accept anything to help team win

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    During Sunday’s 23-10 win over the Browns, Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks was caught flipping the bird, as seen at right, to the Dolphins sideline after sacking Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden. Many assumed that Starks was expressing his displ…
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  • Officially, Amendola is limited in Tuesday’s practice

    Officially, Amendola is limited in Tuesday’s practice

    During the slice of practice that reporters were allowed to see on Tuesday, Patriots receiver Danny Amendola was nowhere to be seen. But Amendola apparently made it to the practice field. Officially, Amendola was listed as a limited participant in the w…
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  • Tuesday practice report for Patriots-Jets

    Tuesday practice report for Patriots-Jets

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    The Patriots conducted just a walk-through on Tuesday, though they were obligated to submit a practice report that simulates what a player's participation would have been in an actual practice. Wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), not spotted during th…
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  • Patriots RB Vereen on IR after wrist surgery

    Patriots RB Vereen on IR after wrist surgery

    The New England Patriots on Tuesday placed running back Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return, a move that means he won't be eligible to play again until a Week 11 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
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  • Injury report: No Kerley again

    Injury report: No Kerley again

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (concussion) did not practice Tuesday and all signs point to him being inactive for Thursday's game against the Patriots. Kerley has not practiced the last two days after being hit in the head during Sun…
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  • Rex says outside views of the Jets are “not even close” to accu…

    Rex says outside views of the Jets are “not even close” to accurate

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    Jets coach Rex Ryan says that if there’s a view outside the team that the locker room is a circus, that view couldn’t be more wrong. Ryan said on a conference call with New England reporters in advance of Thursday night’s game against the Patriots that …
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  • Networks garner record ratings in opening week

    Networks garner record ratings in opening week

    CNNSI.com Sep 10, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco's victory over Green Bay was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February, leading Fox to its best NFL opening week ever.
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  • Brady backs benched RB Stevan Ridley

    Brady backs benched RB Stevan Ridley

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady pumped up running back Stevan Ridley on Tuesday, putting his support behind the third-year veteran who was benched after his second-quarter fumble in the season opener. “I know Stevan is a …
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  • Coaches Heat Index – Surprisingly, Rex Ryan doesn’t have the ho…

    Coaches Heat Index – Surprisingly, Rex Ryan doesn’t have the hottest seat anymore

    yahoo.com Sep 10, 2013
    We know at the end of the year, some coaches will be fired. Last year, eight coaches were fired after the season. Our job through the season will be to figure out which ones are on the hottest seat every week.Sure, it would be easy to pick on Jets coach…
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  • Practice report: Jets re-sign Obomanu

    Practice report: Jets re-sign Obomanu

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Unlike the Patriots, the Jets are practicing before Thursday's game. The new face at practice on Tuesday was newly signed wide receiver Ben Obomanu, who was previously cut when the Jets made their final moves to get the roster to 5…
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  • BDC 9/10: Manuel Nominated for Rookie of the Week Award

    BDC 9/10: Manuel Nominated for Rookie of the Week Award

    buffalobills.com Sep 10, 2013
    DAILY REPORT –Bills Rookie QB E.J. Manuel has been nominated for the NFL’s ‘Rookie of the Week’ award. Manuel passed for 150 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut against the New England Patriots. Click here to cast your vote. –Buffalo vs. Caroli…
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  • Jets’ Wilkerson: We will beat the Patriots and be 2-0

    Jets’ Wilkerson: We will beat the Patriots and be 2-0

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    The Jets are two-touchdown underdogs against the Patriots on Thursday night, but Jets defensive end Mo Wilkerson likes his team’s chances. Wilkerson told Bob Glauber of Newsday that he believes the Jets will knock off the Patriots and earn their second …
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  • A walkthrough week for Patriots

    A walkthrough week for Patriots

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With a quick turnaround to prepare for Thursday night's home opener against the New York Jets, the New England Patriots will hold only walkthrough practices this week. A walkthrough is a slower-paced practice in which players are us…
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  • Rob Chudzinski: Brandon Weeden isn’t on a short leash

    Rob Chudzinski: Brandon Weeden isn’t on a short leash

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    The Browns passing offense got off to a rough start on Sunday as Brandon Weeden threw three picks and completed less than half his passes in a 23-10 loss to the Dolphins. Given the way coach Rob Chudzinski refused to name Weeden the starter until late i…
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  • Patriots don’t bother practicing for Jets

    Patriots don’t bother practicing for Jets

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    One of the perils of the short weeks caused by Thursday games is the lack of time to prepare. So the Patriots, tasked with getting ready for Geno Smith and the Jets in two days, have decided not to. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Patr…
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    Bills RB Fred Jackson made a bid for more playing time with his play on Sunday. The Dolphins are working on ways to boost the production from their running game. The opener wasn’t a strong one for the Patriots’ rookie wideouts. LB Demario Davis‘ speed h…
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  • Mike Wallace: I was just mad at myself

    Mike Wallace: I was just mad at myself

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    Wide receiver Mike Wallace’s Dolphins debut was a bigger success for the team than it was for the individual. Miami beat the Browns 23-10 with Wallace catching one pass, leading to a post-game refusal to talk to reporters about his usage that just about…
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  • Short-term IR candidates for Bills

    Short-term IR candidates for Bills

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    The Buffalo Bills have been unable to dodge significant injuries in recent weeks. With cornerback Stephon Gilmore (fractured wrist) and offensive lineman Doug Legursky (knee) already out for several weeks, the Bills' depth was thinned further on Sunday,…
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  • Tight end Daniel Fells visiting Seahawks

    Tight end Daniel Fells visiting Seahawks

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    The Seattle Seahawks had tight end Darren Fells on their roster through the majority of the offseason until he was released during final cuts on August 31. Now they’re giving his older brother a look. According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, former N…
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  • NY Jets can rekindle lopsided rivalry with Patriots... if they …

    NY Jets can rekindle lopsided rivalry with Patriots... if they can avoid embarrassment in Week 2

    nydailynews.com Sep 10, 2013
    Just a few years ago, the Jets-Patriots rivalry was the most compelling in the NFL, the intensity going off the charts when Antonio Cromartie told the Daily News he hated Tom Brady and called him an “ass----” before the Jets beat them in a 2010 division…
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  • Video - Gang Green: Week 2 02:58

    Gang Green: Week 2

    Sep 10
    Rich Cimini looks ahead to the Jets' Week 2 matchup against the Patriots.
  • Video - Unique coaching styles of Rex Ryan, Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll examined 04:44

    Unique coaching styles of Rex Ryan, Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll examined

    Sep 10
    LaDainian Tomlinson shares a controversial story about New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, while former players put interesting head coaches under the microscope.
  • Video - New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan concerned with the New England Patriots? 00:50

    New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan concerned with the New England Patriots?

    Sep 10
    How much of a threat are the New England Patriots to the New York Jets? Jets head coach Rex Ryan gives his thoughts on the upcoming matchup.
  • Video - Advice For Geno Smith 01:27

    Advice For Geno Smith

    Sep 10
    Jets QB Geno Smith discusses the rivalry between the Jets and Patriots, while Josina Anderson discusses Jets WR Stephen Hill's advice to Smith in advance of Thursday's matchup with the Patriots.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag: Quarterbacks thriving in fourth quarter

    Sep 10
    Mailbag: We're seeing a rise in fourth-quarter heroics by quarterbacks, adding excitement to the game, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Concerns quickly mounting for Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger

    Sep 10
    With the NFL world fixated Monday night on the fascinating debut of Chip Kelly's fast-break football and the new-look Philadelphia Eagles, it was easy to overlook the juxtaposition of the sad saga that's unfolding for the proud, fabled franchise on the …
  • The Chip Kelly Era Takes Off

    Sep 10
    LeSean McCoy’s 100-plus yards at halftime and a run/pass ratio above 60/40 showed that while Kelly’s offense will play fast, it will do so primarily on the ground. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) - Note from the editor-in-chief: Each Tuesday during the se…
  • NFL Hot Read -- How do young QBs become great?

    Sep 10
    Experts rank the projected futures of Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck.