6:03 PM EST, Thu November 27, 2014
It Is What It Is | WEEI 32 mins ago

Report: Patriots waive safety Don Jones

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots have waived safety Don Jones. He was a key contributor to special teams this season and there is no word of a corresponding move. It is unknown why Jones was waived. The second-year player has been active for nine of the 11 games this season. For more Patriots […]
Akron Beacon Journal 14 hours ago

Bills receiver Sammy Watkins holds no grudge over Browns’ trade, strives for greatness

Sammy Watkins isn’t feeling the pressure any longer. At least not the pressure most would expect.The Clemson speedster can handle being the fourth overall pick in the draft. The Buffalo Bills felt so highly of Watkins that they gave the Browns their first- and fourth-round picks in 2015 to move up from ninth to draft him.But how he stands compared to the other rookie receivers in the Class of 2014, now that’s another matter.Going into Sunday’s game against the Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Watkins ranks third in the league among rookie wide receivers with 684 yards; his 48 receptions...

Bengals with 14/1 odds of reaching the Super Bowl

There are some specialty bets this weekend within the division. Will all four teams in the AFC North finish this weekend at four games above .500? According to Bovada, the Cincinnati Bengals carry 28/1 odds to win Super Bowl XLIX and improvement from last week, which had Cincinnati at 33/1. To make the Super Bowl, by winning the AFC Championship game is 14/1, with the New England Patriots (8/5), Denver Broncos (11/5) and Indianapolis Colts (8/1) with better odds. The Kansas City Chiefs have 14/1 odds as well. Heck, we can't even be certain that the Bengals will win the AFC North, but they...
Newsday 3 hours ago
Rex Ryan as TV analyst would be interesting

Rex Ryan as TV analyst would be interesting

There is little doubt Rex Ryan will be in demand as a defensive coordinator when the Jets presumably fire him after another lost season. (Most delicious possible outcome: Taking over the Giants defense. He wouldn't even have to move!)
Pats Pulpit 4 hours ago
Thanksgiving Day Open Thread

Thanksgiving Day Open Thread

Not only is there a lot of eating going on right now, but a lot of football as well. Since the 1920s, the turkey and the pigskin go hand in hand. The Patriots, who square off against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, have been part of the annual Thanksgiving Classic five times, going 3-2. This year we can enjoy the following three games: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions When? 12:30 PM EST Where? Ford Field, Detroit MI Where if not there? CBS Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys When? 4:30 PM EST Where? Cowboys Stadium, Arlington TX Where if not there? FOX Seattle Seahawks...

Dareus: Matchup with Pettine will be fun

The Bills defense is just a year removed from being coached by Browns head coach Mike Pettine, who served as their defensive coordinator in the 2013 season. Not surprisingly, the players on defense are excited to square off against him and his Cleveland team in a pivotal AFC game. “It’s going to be fun,” said […]

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Dolphins' Cortland Finnegan returns to practice

Cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle), who missed the last two games, had limited participation in Thursday's practice, which is good news, especially considering the other injury problems at the position.

Chandler Jones limited in Patriots' practice again

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In a sign that he is making progress in his return from a hip injury sustained Oct. 16, defensive end Chandler Jones was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day. But the difference between Thursday and Wednesday is that the Patriots held a more traditional practice. On Wednesday, it was a walkthrough (no pads and more mental work than physical work). Elsewhere on the injury report, core special teamer Chris White was a new addition with an ankle injury.

Browns Thursday injury update

Here’s the Thursday update for the Browns injury report. DID NOT PRACTICE LB Karlos Dansby – Knee DB Tashuan Gipson – Knee WR Marlon Moore – Hamstring LB Jabaal Sheard – Foot LIMITED IN PRACTICE DL Ahtyba Rubin – Back FULL PRACTICE LB Barkevious Mingo – Shoulder OT Joe Thomas – Not Injury Related/Rest

Woods, Carpenter still limited

Here is Thursday’s updated injury report for the Bills. DID NOT PRACTICE DE Jarius Wynn – Knee TE Chris Gragg – Knee S Bacarri Rambo – Hamstring LIMITED IN PRACTICE K Dan Carpenter – Right Groin WR Robert Woods – Ankle

RG III and the Jets: Not the craziest idea

The drum beat is faint now, but it will grow progressively louder in the coming weeks and months: RG III ... RG III ... RG III. The New York Jets will be looking for a quarterback in the offseason, maybe two, and it appears that Robert Griffin III -- benched this week by the Washington Redskins -- will be available. Let's be clear: Several dominos have to fall before RG III-to-the-Jets can be considered anything more than fantasy-football chatter -- mainly, we don't know who will be calling the shots for the Jets -- but he could fit the profile for their 2015 plan.
New York Daily News 5 hours ago
Tannehill becoming the QB Jets thought Geno would be

Tannehill becoming the QB Jets thought Geno would be

When the Jets play the Dolphins on Monday it would only be human nature for members of Gang Green Nation feel a pang of envy when they see Ryan Tannehill under center for one of their rivals.
Boston Herald 5 hours ago
Andrew Quarless hopes to match Rob Gronkowski

Andrew Quarless hopes to match Rob Gronkowski

GREEN BAY -- All week, one tight end will dominate the national conversation: Rob Gronkowski. He's the 6-foot-6, 265-pound problem for the Green Bay Packers.New England coach Bill Belichick brought up a lot of names on the Packers roster during his conference call Wednesday, and "Andrew Quarless" wasn't one of them. Gronkowski is on your television screen, in your newspaper.Quarless knows this. He's used to this.

'A lot of good snaps' from DT Alan Branch

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick’s weekly breakdown of plays following a victory, on Patriots.com, highlighted strong work on offense, defense and special teams – a fitting recap because last Sunday’s win over the Lions was a complete-team effort. Alan Branch showing up. A sack in the first quarter (7:27) showed how the combination of good coverage married up with good rush to produce the desired result. This is generally one of Belichick’s preferred plays to show in these breakdowns and one thing he said confirmed what was pointed out in film review: defensive tackle Alan Branch...

AFC East Player News

  • 3 Darrelle Revis

    Darrelle Revis

    With talented CBs, Patriots built for matchup vs. Packer's WRs

  • 2 Sammy Watkins

    Sammy Watkins

    Bills receiver Sammy Watkins holds no grudge over Browns’ trade, strives for greatness

  • 2 Rob Gronkowski

    Rob Gronkowski

    Patriots Playing Historically Balanced Offense

  • 2 Cortland Finnegan

    Cortland Finnegan

    Dolphins' Cortland Finnegan returns to practice

  • 1 Tom Brady

    Tom Brady

    Tom Brady lauds Aaron Rodgers

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