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Gang Green Nation 20 mins ago
New York Jets Flight Connections 9-2-14

New York Jets Flight Connections 9-2-14

Daily links connecting you to articles about the NFL's New York Jets. Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters!  Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Tuesday. Sorry it's a little bit way late, as my little guy started his first day of kindergarten today... Darryl Slater: HC Rex Ryan is very encouraged by DB Antonio Allen's progress but is still unsure about CB Dee Mililner. Dom Cosentino: Why the Jets cut CB Ellis Lankster to bring back LB A.J. Edds. Brian Costello: The Jets' poor cornerback depth doesn't faze GM John Idzik. Dennis Wazsak Jr.: Idzik says that cutting CB Dimitri...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 1 hour ago
Patriots claim Don Jones off waivers

Patriots claim Don Jones off waivers

The New England Patriots have claimed safety Don Jones off of waivers after the Miami Dolphins released their 2013 seventh round pick. The Miami Dolphins waived safety Don Jones and released wide receiver Damian Williams on Sunday, making roster space for safety Brandian Ross and cornerback Sammy Seamster. Jones did not stay unemployed for long, being claimed by the New England Patriots on Monday. The Dolphins face the Patriots this Sunday in the NFL's opening weekend. This is not unusual around the NFL, and especially when it comes to the Patriots. By claiming Jones, New England gets a...
NFL roster moves: Arizona Cardinals lose Walt Powell to Jets, add Christian Tupou to practice squad

NFL roster moves: Arizona Cardinals lose Walt Powell to Jets, add Christian Tupou to practice squad

The team was unable to sneak the sixth rounder to the practice squad. The Arizona Cardinals gambled and lost with their sixth round pick, receiver Walt Powell. A day after including him on their 53-man roster, they cut him to make room for linebacker Thomas Keiser, whom they clamed off waivers. The plan was to hope he would clear waivers and he could come back to the team on the practice squad. That didn't work, as Powell was awarded to the New York Jets. Powell was the sixth receiver on the team, beaten out by Jaron Brown, who was an undrafted rookie in 2013. Powell will probably be the...
Jets Daytime Discussion Thread 9/2

Jets Daytime Discussion Thread 9/2

The 2014 season opener is just a few days. The Jets will take on the Oakland Raiders this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in a game that actually counts! Oakland has announced it is starting rookie quarterback Derek Carr. It adds an element of intrigue to the game. Nobody ever knows what to expect when a rookie makes his first career start at the position. In other news the Jets are tinkering with the bottom of their roster as most teams do in the days between cutdown day and the opener. Just being on the roster after cutdown day does not guarantee a player a roster spot. Some of these players...
Buffalo Rumblings 1 hour ago
Buffalo Bills depth chart, 2014 Week 1: C.J. Spiller the top kick returner

Buffalo Bills depth chart, 2014 Week 1: C.J. Spiller the top kick returner

The Bills' first depth chart of the 2014 regular season didn't contain many surprises, but seeing C.J. Spiller listed as the top kick returner was definitely one of them. On Monday, the Buffalo Bills released their first depth chart of the 2014 regular season. It contained very few surprises, but as ever, there were some listings that bear discussing. Here's what caught our eye: For most of the preseason, fans watched curiously as Robert Woods ran with the first- and second-team offenses while losing reps to the likes of Chris Hogan. He ended up playing more than any other Bills receiver...
Buffalo Rumblings 2 hours ago

Buffalo Rumblings Live: Kyle Orton, 53-man roster, Bills vs. Bears preview

The new in-season format of Buffalo Rumblings Live debuts tonight, as we discuss the Bills' 53-man roster, the signing of Kyle Orton, and the Chicago Bears with guest blogger Steven Schweickert of WindyCityGridiron.com.
Pats Pulpit 2 hours ago
New England Patriots Links 9/02/14 - Return of Gronk Counters Loss of Mankins

New England Patriots Links 9/02/14 - Return of Gronk Counters Loss of Mankins

Daily News and Links for 9/02/14 TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino shares his locker room notes from Monday at Gillette: Sebastian Vollmer says he'll play wherever the coach wants him. Paul Perillo notes that DL Sealver Siliga says he's ready for the season opener, coming off an injury to his wrist. The New England Patriots announced 10 players have been signed to the practice squad, including Josh Boyce, Jonas Gray, and Jake Bequette. Press Pass - Patriots eager for start of the regular season. (2.39 min. video) Patriots Today - Rob Gronkowski's progress gets even better. (3.33 min. video)...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 3 hours ago
Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin talks roster moves, Patriots

Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin talks roster moves, Patriots

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin met with the media yesterday to discuss the team, the recent roster moves, and the New England Patriots. (Opening statement) - "We're excited about the season opener. I talked to the staff and the team that this is something that, if you're in the National Football League, everybody in this organization makes a lot of sacrifices to be a part of the team and to have an opportunity to kick off an NFL season, it's a special week. It's certainly even bigger that we're playing a conference game, a division game, at home. Looking forward to a great week of...
The Phinsider 5 hours ago

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 9/2/14

Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including will the recent contract to Alex Smith affect Ryan Tannehill's contract price. DENNIS HICKEY: Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey not shy about retaining undrafted... | www.mypalmbeachpost.comThe first sign that Dennis Hickey wouldn’t waste time adjusting as the Dolphins’ new general manager came during the draft, when he followed the selection of Tennessee offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James in the first round by making five of his next seven picks from smaller colleges. DOLPHINS QUARTERBACKS: Will Alex Smith's...
Gang Green Nation 14 hours ago

Roster Update: New York Jets Cut Lankster, Sign Edds

The carousel of players continues today with the release of CB Ellis Lankster and the signing of LB A.J. Edds. We have signed LB A.J. Edds and released CB Ellis Lankster. — New York Jets (@nyjets) September 1, 2014 This is one of the more interesting moves thus far. Lankster has long been a mainstay on the defense because of his special teams role, and as cornerback depth. However, with the signing of Phillip Adams and Leon McFadden, the team obviously feels like they have enough cornerbacks and not enough linebackers. I like this move, to be honest. Lankster reached his peak and...
The Phinsider 14 hours ago
Miami Hurricanes @ Louisville Cardinals Live Thread

Miami Hurricanes @ Louisville Cardinals Live Thread

The Miami Hurricanes travel to Louisville this evening to take on the Cardinals in a rematch of last seasons Russel Athletic Bowl. This will also mark Louisville's first game as a member of the ACC. The last time these two teams met in at the Russel Athletic Bowl game Teddy Bridgewater and the Cardinals put it on the Hurricanes handing Miami a loss to the tune of 36-9 (I cried myself to sleep for a full week following that game). Since that blowout of the Canes much has changed for the Cards. Bridewater bolted for the NFL and head coach Charlie Strong likewise left town for a more high...

Derek Carr Named Week 1 Starter for Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have named rookie quarterback Derek Carr as their Week 1 starter against the Jets. Breaking: Raiders players have been informed that the team is making the switch at QB and starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 1, 2014 Carr has had a terrific preseason. Players were informed earlier today of the switch — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 1, 2014 Carr was a second round pick out of Fresno State in May. His brother David is a former top overall pick of the Texans and also played for the Panthers, 49ers, and Giants in an NFL...
One Jet at a Time 16 hours ago

New York Jets Labor Day Transactions

No rest for the weary. The Jets continued to tweak their opening day squad, signing cornerback Philip Adams, today. Adams was selected in the seventh-round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, and has spent time with the Patriots, Raiders, and Seahawks. Through 52 games played, Adams has accumulated 66 combined tackles and […]
Gang Green Nation 16 hours ago

Jets Roster Moves: Sign Phillip Adams, Claim Walter Powell, Release Quincy Enunwa

The latest roster moves by Gang Green. The New York Jets have done some roster shuffling Monday, as they announce that they've claimed former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Phillip Adams and have waived wide receiver Quincy Enunwa to make room. Pro Football Focus had Adams playing 38 snaps in Seattle's preseason finale against the Raiders, where he allowed two touchdown passes. PFF also ranked Adams at 107 out of 110 corners during the 2013-2014 season. In addition to acquiring Adams, the Jets have also reportedly claimed Arizona Cardinals receiver Walter Powell, who was just recently...

Rex Ryan vs. Rookie Quarterbacks

The Raiders have not yet named a starting quarterback for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Jets. There is a possibility rookie quarterback Derek Carr will get the call. Lots of people relish the thought of a Rex Ryan defense going against a rookie. Rex's defense is so complex that it will likely show blitz and coverage concepts the rookie has never seen before. The possibility for game-changing mistakes maximizes. I wanted to find a way to test how Rex's defense has performed with the Jets against rookie starters to see whether this pans out. I wasn't looking to reinvent the wheel. I...
Buffalo Rumblings 18 hours ago
Bears vs. Bills, NFL Week 1 2014: news, updates from game week

Bears vs. Bills, NFL Week 1 2014: news, updates from game week

The Buffalo Bills begin a pressure-filled season with a pressure-filled road game against the high-octane offense of the Chicago Bears. Catch up on everything you need to know for Week 1 right here. For the first time in the 2014 season, the Buffalo Bills hit the practice field on Monday to begin preparations for a meaningful game. Their first practice leading up to Sunday's season opener against the Chicago Bears began with the return of several key players to the lineup. No name was bigger among the returnees than rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins, he of 43 snaps played and two rib...
Buffalo Rumblings 18 hours ago

Bills vs. Bears Week 1 practice report: Sammy Watkins is back

Sammy Watkins (ribs) sounds ready to play this Sunday in Chicago, but his rib injury lingers, and the Bills may need to rotate him in and out of the lineup to compensate. For the first time in the 2014 season, the Buffalo Bills hit the practice field on Monday to begin preparations for a meaningful game. Their first practice leading up to Sunday's season opener against the Chicago Bears began with the return of several key players to the lineup. No name was bigger among the returnees than rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins, he of 43 snaps played and two rib injuries in his first pro...
Gang Green Nation 20 hours ago

Team Captains

One of Santonio Holmes' enduring legacies with the New York Jets is that, under Rex Ryan, the team no longer chooses permanent team captains. Although most teams elect captains, Ryan used to select them himself. After Holmes' fiasco against the Miami Dolphins, which involved getting ejected from the team huddle by his teammates, all while wearing a yellow C on his jersey, the team no longer engages in such a practice. However, the team doesn't just ignore the position. They have two functions which essentially replicate the same purpose. First, the team has a "steering committee" of...
The Phinsider 20 hours ago
Rob Gronkowski Cleared to Play Against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday

Rob Gronkowski Cleared to Play Against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday

One of the best tight ends in football announced he's been cleared to play in the week 1 matchup between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowksi has spent the offseason rehabbing after surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL suffered on December 8th, 2013. He's been practicing for weeks, but he was held out of all 4 preseason games and was hoping to be cleared in time to play in the first regular season game between the Patriots and Dolphins. Today, Gronkowski himself announced he was cleared to play on Sunday, and he potentially has a...
Pats Pulpit 20 hours ago
Patriots Practice Squad Announced, Includes Josh Boyce and Jake Bequette

Patriots Practice Squad Announced, Includes Josh Boyce and Jake Bequette

The New England Patriots have announced their 10 man practice squad. The New England Patriots have announced their full 10-man practice squad: DE Jake Bequette, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Josh Boyce, LB Ja'Gared Davis, S Kanorris Davis, RB Jonas Gray, LS Charley Hughlett, OL Chris Martin, DL Deontae Skinner and DB Daxton Swanson. After all of the team's roster cuts passed through waivers yesterday, the team essentially had free pickings on who they wanted to bring to their practice squad. The list of 10 players includes a pair of former mid-round draft selections in defensive end Jake...

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