2:35 PM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014

Mankins, Connolly team up to train

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Dan Connolly have teamed up when it comes to offseason training, which has brought them back to their roots in a sense. “It’s been a good partnership right now,” Mankins said Thursday at Gillette Stadium. “In years past, I had surgeries, he had surgeries, we had the whole lockout thing. We used to [train] a long time ago until certain things changed that, so this year was nice to get back together.
Newark Star-Ledger 3 hours ago
Jets sign running back Chris Johnson to two-year contract

Jets sign running back Chris Johnson to two-year contract

Johnson, who will turn 29 in September, ran for 2,000 yards back in 2009.

Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case

Mike Adams was the victim of a stabbing and robbery attempt June 1, 2013. A report indicates defense attorneys are seeking Adams' personnel file. Alan Jennings of WPXI in Pittsburgh tweeted Thursday Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has been issued a subpoena in regards to personnel records on Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams. Those records are apparently being used by the attorneys of the accused to deflect the case against them. Adams was stabbed on Pittsburgh's South Side in June, 2013, and, according to the criminal complaint, three men tried to rob Adams as he left a...
Dawgs By Nature 1 hour ago

The Walt Aikens Interview

I have been whispering the name Walt Aikens for a while and at times I have felt like I was alone, stuck on Aikens Island. And when opposing NFL Wide Receivers feel the same way starring across Aikens, I will be the first to say "I told you so". Walt is another somewhat unknown prospect with whom I've had the pleasure to interview. Aikens transferred from Illinois to Liberty after some legal trouble his Freshman year. What hasn't changed is his size and at 6'1" 203lbs, he has developed into one of the more physical corners in this years draft. I would like to thank Walt for taking the...
Mile High Report 35 mins ago
Safety T.J. Ward says Broncos want to have the top defense

Safety T.J. Ward says Broncos want to have the top defense "in the world"

Coming off an embarrassing Super Bowl loss, Denver's front office entered the offseason aiming to improve on defense. Just how improved is said defense? Try "best in the world." In 2013, the Denver Broncos fielded the best offense in the world. Unfortunately, that offense was shut down by the best defense in the world—the Seattle Seahawks—in the biggest game of the year, Super Bowl XLVIII. Dove Valley has responded this offseason. Must Reads NFL agents respond to Denver's offseason Jon Heath Denver is focusing on the present, but their actions have caused some to worry about...
Silver And Black Pride 20 hours ago
Raiders still seeking takers for Terrelle Pryor as deadline approaches

Raiders still seeking takers for Terrelle Pryor as deadline approaches

It is rather comical how the rest of the NFL world is clamoring to cover the supposed breaking news story that the Raiders are trying to trade Terrelle Pryor. Pro Football Talk being the ones that got the hienas picking the carcass when they said "sources" have the Raiders trying to trade Pryor by Monday. That has been the case since Pryor requested to be traded in late January -- three months ago. Must Reads Terrelle Pryor time in Oakland coming to an end Levi Damien Teams inquiring about Pryor, deadline set Levi Damien Must Reads Terrelle Pryor time in Oakland...
The Phinsider 9 hours ago
Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 4/17/14

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 4/17/14

Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including former University of Miami quarterback, Stephen Morris, is on the Dolphins radar. STEPHEN ROSS: Anti-bullying bill supported by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross likely to fail - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.comThe Florida Legislature has once again proven unkind to Stephen Ross – or at least uncooperative. DENNIS HICKEY: Dennis Hickey brings a valuable fresh set of eyes to Dolphins - Sun SentinelHow often have you been struggling with a puzzle, problem, or riddle for hours, days or weeks and all of a...

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Newark Star-Ledger 11 mins ago

Chris Johnson OK with sharing workload with other Jets running backs

The new Jets running back is over his past concerns about getting all the carries.

Kelly’s plans change: spending Easter in NYC

Shortly after his brother Dan shared the news that Jim Kelly planned to return to Buffalo to spend Easter with his family, his wife Jill tweeted that Jim won’t be able to make it home after all. He had planned to spend the weekend in Buffalo before returning to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York […]
Newark Star-Ledger 20 mins ago

New Jets running back Chris Johnson says he doesn't have arthritis in his knee

Johnson, who had knee surgery in January, is not sure when exactly he will be able to resume football activities, but he says he is getting close.

Should Bolts go long with Utah CB?

Keith McGill, 6-foot-3 and 211 pounds, is similar in size to Seahawks cornerbacks.

Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a New England Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. A closer look at some of the big safeties in the draft, including Washington State's Deone Bucannon. 2. More on the Patriots' interest in quarterback prospects. 3. Are we overrating the need for a "move" tight end? 4. Dissecting how great of a need the team has at receiver.
Baltimore Sun 1 hour ago

Terrance West to visit 49ers, Bills, Falcons next week

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Logan Mankins on Sebastian Vollmer's recovery: 'There's good promise there'

Logan Mankins on Sebastian Vollmer's recovery: 'There's good promise there'

While Sebastian Vollmer's recovery timetable remains unclear, the longtime captain of the Patriots offensive line likes what he has seen so far.
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago

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