12:15 PM EDT, Wed July 23, 2014
Patriots Gab 7 mins ago

Rob Gronkowski cleared to play

Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski, is cleared to play, head coach Bill Belichick said today. The veterans reported to camp today, and the first practice will be tomorrow. “He’s been here,” coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday at Gillette Stadium. “He would be ineligible to (appear on PUP list) because he’s been cleared to play.” This […]
Gang Green Nation 16 mins ago
Report: DE Jason Babin Has Agreed to Terms with New York Jets

Report: DE Jason Babin Has Agreed to Terms with New York Jets

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported this morning that the New York Jets and free agent DE Jason Babin have agreed to terms on a two-year deal: Jason Babin has agreed to terms with Jets, according to someone familiar with negotiations. Two-year deal. — Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) July 23, 2014 Others later confirmed the agreement, including ESPN's Adam Caplan: Veteran DE Jason Babin has agreed to terms with the #Jets, according to his agents, Eastern Athletics Agency. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 23, 2014 Here is what Big Cat Country wrote of Babin last month before...
Buffalo Rumblings 45 mins ago

Kraig Urbik, Chris Hairston competing for Bills' right guard job

As had been anticipated, Kraig Urbik will need to hold off Chris Hairston for the Bills' starting right guard job this summer. It had been speculated for weeks, since players began rotating with the first-team offense during spring practices, that the Buffalo Bills' starting right guard job was up for grabs. Doug Marrone confirmed as much on Wednesday, following his team's fourth training camp practice of the 2014 season. Doug Marrone asked if starting right guard spot is up for grabs. "Yes it is," he says. — Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) July 23, 2014 As was the case in mid to late June,...
Pats Pulpit 1 hour ago
Is Patriots Safety Tavon Wilson Showing Signs of Life?

Is Patriots Safety Tavon Wilson Showing Signs of Life?

Expectations aren't high for former second round pick Tavon Wilson heading into training camp, but according to a report, things finally may have "clicked" for the third year safety. Expectations aren't high for former second round pick Tavon Wilson heading into training camp, but according to a report, things finally may have "clicked" for the third year safety.In 2012, safety Tavon Wilson was a second round pick of the New England Patriots. In his second season with the team, he barely saw the field with the base defense. In fact, despite an expected open competition for the strong safety...
Cincy Jungle 2 hours ago
Are Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert the best tight-end duo in the NFL?

Are Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert the best tight-end duo in the NFL?

The Bengals duo of Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert may be ready to shoulder the load as the best tight-end duo currently going in the NFL. When you start thinking about great tight-end duos in the NFL in recent years, the New England Patriots due of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez certainly come to mind. In 2011 and 2012, the Patriots used the tight end as a means for the offense to function and Gronkowski and Hernandez thrived in carving up the middle of the field and creating space for the underneath stuff. 2011 Patriots tight ends: 169 catches, 2237 yards and 18 scores. 2012 -...
Richard Hill / Pats Pulpit 3 hours ago
GNOTD: Rob Gronkowski Cleared By Team Doctors

GNOTD: Rob Gronkowski Cleared By Team Doctors

How's that for positive news from a Bill Belichick press conference? Everyone says that Bill Belichick is the worst to receive information regarding important team injuries- and is generally crotchety during press conferences. So when he dropped this bomb shell at the opening presser of training camp? Oh boy. According to Belichick, Patriots All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski has been "cleared to play" by team doctors and that the rising star will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. If Gronkowski can continue on his trajectory for recovery, it wouldn't be beyond...
The Phinsider 3 hours ago
Predicting the Miami Dolphins 53-Man Roster: Offense

Predicting the Miami Dolphins 53-Man Roster: Offense

A pre-training camp prediction of how the offensive side of the Miami Dolphins' 53-man roster will shape up. The Miami Dolphins will begin training camp this Friday with 90 players on their roster, but by the time they kick off the season we will see the roster trimmed down to just 53. Training camp is a time where players go from back-ups to starters, a time where anything can happen when players are competing to earn any opportunities to impress the coaching staff. It's the players that succeed in not only sticking their foot in the door, but completely burst through the door once...
Gang Green Nation 4 hours ago

New York Jets Flight Connections 7-23-14

Daily links connecting you to articles about the NFL's New York Jets. It's Wednesday I believe, Gang Green Gangsters!  Do you believe?  If you believe, clap your hands! NY Jets: The journey starts now. Rich Cimini: Burning questions.  Like I always say, your questions wouldn't burn if you used protection.  Wrap them in parenthesis. Randy Lange: HC Rex Ryan looks back and ahead at Cortland. E Online: WR Eric Decker reveals the beauty of being a parent. Turn On The Jets: Scouting OL Dakota Dozier. Dom Cosentino: What's in store for CB Dee Milliner in year two? Brian Costello: The...
Buffalo Rumblings 4 hours ago

Buffalo Bills training camp 2014: Day 4 open thread

Bills players will have Thursday off from the practice field, but they still have this morning's padded session to get through first - and the offense is looking for a bounce-back day today. In just a few minutes, the Buffalo Bills will hit the practice field at St. John Fisher College for their fourth training camp practice in as many days. It will be a padded practice, just as Tuesday's session was, and the team's offense - who by most accounts had a terrible day yesterday - will be looking to bounce back. (Or, in the case of Sammy Watkins, just keep on keepin' on.) This will be the...
The Phinsider 5 hours ago

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing. AFC EAST: New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit) GNOTD: Patriots Camp PUP List Taking Form - Pats PulpitThe Patriots are expecting a few players to not be ready for camp- the names will surprise you. New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation) New York Jets Work Out OLB Quentin Groves - Gang Green NationPer Ian Rapoport: Pass-rusher & ex-#Browns special teams captain Quentin Groves worked out for #Jets today, source says. Has also worked out for TEN, WAS & NE — Ian...
Buffalo Rumblings 5 hours ago

Buffalo Bills news, 7/23: much ado about post-practice comments

The main themes of Tuesday's Buffalo Bills coverage centered on the struggles of the offense, and the difference in opinion regarding those struggles between Doug Marrone and EJ Manuel. (The Buffalo News) Bills notebook: How was Tuesday’s practice? It depends on who is speakingJay Skurski's Tuesday practice recap begins with a frustrated and blunt Doug Marrone talking about his offense. (WGR 550) Bills Training Camp Observations: Day 3Jim Schwartz gets Joe Buscaglia's coveted camp MVP award for Tuesday, thanks to a series of blitzes that allowed the defense to rack up a bunch of...
The Phinsider 7 hours ago

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 7/23/14

Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including there are high hopes and many questions heading into training camp. DOLPHINS QUARTERBACKS: Barnwell: Ryan Tannehill of Miami Dolphins remains 'question mark' - ESPNWith training camp just three days away, one of the biggest things to watch is the development of third-year Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill DOLPHINS LINEBACKERS: Misi Manning The MiddleMisi found himself in the spotlight in the spring, the result of his switch from outside to middle linebacker. DOLPHINS TRAINING CAMP: Dolphins open...

Jets Creating Rewards Program for Ticket Holders

Seth Walder reports on a new concept the Jets are instituting for fans with season tickets. The full list of rewards has not been released yet, but Super Bowl tickets and traveling to an away game with the team will be offered. Other examples of rewards are autographed photos or watching a game from the owner’s suite. Some of the higher end rewards will be redeemed through an auction system while others will have a fixed point price. The way the program is described, it sounds like points are earned for attending games. The program seems rather vague at this point. This is all nice,...
The Phinsider 16 hours ago

Tuesday Night Random Live Thread

Tuesday Night Random Live Thread This is one of our random but not so random (since they appear nearly every evening) live threads. You are, as always, welcome to discuss any subject that you wish, but please, in doing so, continue to adhere to (ALL) the rules of the site. Also as per the site rules, the discussion of politics and religion are prohibited. This post does take place on the front page of The Phinsider and for that reason should not be treated as a CKC. Please keep the conversation as close to PG as possible. The PG rule also extends to the posting of pictures and GIF's. Any...

Darrin Walls a Breakout Prospect: Football Outsiders

Every year Football Outsiders has a list of 25 unheralded players they believe have breakout potential. An under the radar Jets cornerback is on their list this year. We limit the pool to players who fit the following criteria: • Drafted in the third round or later, or signed as an undrafted free agent • Entered the NFL between 2011 and 2013 • Started fewer than five career games • Still on their initial contract with their current team (players who were cut and picked up elsewhere still qualify) • Age 26 or younger in 2014 14. Darrin Walls, CB, New York Jets Walls, a...
Richard Hill / Pats Pulpit 16 hours ago

Patriots Secondary to None

The Patriots retooled their secondary and are about to field the best secondary in the Bill Belichick era. This is not a comparison to the Legion of Boom in Seattle. This is strictly a comparison of the secondaries fielded by the New England Patriots in the Bill Belichick era. The 2014 Patriots secondary is possibly the best unit in recent memory. Using Pro Football Reference's roster breakdowns, which tracks which players have started throughout the season, we can compare how today's roster stacks up with the starting line-ups in years past. The results are looking positive. We can look...
One Jet at a Time 17 hours ago

Jets Training Camp: The Pads Come On

New York Jets rookies reported to Cortland, NY today for training camp and the rest of the roster will report tomorrow. Image: NYDN What to Watch For: QB-Free Edition Running Backs Rule When the pads come on, the opportunity arises for Gang Green’s ground attack to begin to truly showcase their skills. Last season, Chris […]
Richard Hill / Pats Pulpit 20 hours ago
Patriots Flag Football: Rich's First Pick

Patriots Flag Football: Rich's First Pick

Rich Hill is working to dethrone the reigning king. He's named his champion. So Greg took Darrelle Revis and Alec took Devin McCourty. Both are athletic, sure. Both are fair bets to play solid football both ways. Both can lock down the opposition in coverage and both can perform as viable weapons on offense. Both Greg and Alec decided that taking defensive backs was a wise first choice. Whatever. I used my first pick on a former defensive back. One that was too athletic and had too much potential to stay at that position. One who has mastered every layer of defense, as well as some...
The Phinsider 20 hours ago
Lebron James: a Godsend to the Miami Dolphins?

Lebron James: a Godsend to the Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Heat have been dealt a major blow with the news that star player Lebron James has decided to head back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Will this have an impact on the Dolphins? Lebron James has become a legend by turning the Miami Heat into a dynasty over such a short period of time.  After four years, four consecutive finals and two championships, James has decided to pack his bags and head back to much colder climes in his hometown of Cleveland. Whether or not the Heat continue their dominance remains to be seen.  While they still have a team capable of making the playoffs year...
Buffalo Rumblings 20 hours ago
Buffalo Bills sign Xavius Boyd, waive Darrin Kitchens

Buffalo Bills sign Xavius Boyd, waive Darrin Kitchens

In need of bodies at linebacker for training camp practices, the Bills waived/injured Darrin Kitchens on Tuesday, replacing him with fellow 2014 undrafted free agent Xavius Boyd. Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Darrin Kitchens was injured during a Monday afternoon training camp practice, and after missing Tuesday morning's session, the Bills have designated him as waived/injured. He is now off of the Bills' 90-man roster, and has been replaced by undrafted free agent linebacker Xavius Boyd. A Western Kentucky product, the 6'2", 239-pound Boyd was a member of the 2014 NFL Draft class, but...

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