7:21 PM EDT, Wed August 23, 2017
Buffalo Rumblings 4 hours ago
Football Outsiders has low expectations for Bills rookies Tre’Davious White, Zay Jones

Football Outsiders has low expectations for Bills rookies Tre’Davious White, Zay Jones

The rookies are going to be linked. The Buffalo Bills traded down to select Tre’Davious White at cornerback, then traded up to grab wide receiver Zay Jones. Both were on their short list at the end of the first round and will be linked during their time on the team. We asked Football Outsiders which rookie will have the biggest impact. “White is a talented guy, just remember that even highly-drafted, very talented cornerbacks sometimes take two, three, even four years to fully develop,” wrote Aaron Schatz about the top pick. When discussing Jones, it was easier for Schatz to rely on...
Pats Pulpit 4 hours ago
Preseason week 3 Patriots vs Lions: New England cancels joint walkthrough with Detroit

Preseason week 3 Patriots vs Lions: New England cancels joint walkthrough with Detroit

New England opts to hold its own practices this week. Leading up to their first two preseason games of the year, the New England Patriots have held joint practice sessions with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans. Heading into the third exhibition contest, the defending world champions were once again scheduled to do a joint session – this time with the Detroit Lions. Both teams planned on holding one joint session together; a walkthrough one day prior to their preseason matchup. However, according to NESN's Zack Cox, the team has opted to cancel the session: The Patriots have...
Pats Pulpit 5 hours ago
Cameron Fleming is about to join Nate Solder as a top 3 free agent tackle after 2017

Cameron Fleming is about to join Nate Solder as a top 3 free agent tackle after 2017

The Patriots have the best offensive tackles entering free agency and that’s not necessarily a compliment. After the New England Patriots drafted OT Tony Garcia in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, I wrote about how the team was preparing for free agency in 2018 when tackles Nate Solder, Cameron Fleming, and LaAdrian Waddle are all projected to be free agents. The 2018 free agency tackle class was projected to be atrocious. Solder is easily the best player, followed by Raiders 34-year-old OT Donald Penn, who is currently holding out for an extension. The next few players were...
Pats Pulpit 6 hours ago
Patriots QB Tom Brady, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers only anonymous “tier 1” players in ESPN’s quarterback rankings

Patriots QB Tom Brady, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers only anonymous “tier 1” players in ESPN’s quarterback rankings

50 league insiders were polled – and all 50 put the best two quarterbacks in the NFL in the premier tier. Ranking players, and quarterbacks in particular, is a proud tradition of American sportswriting. It is therefore not surprise to see yet another such list being published; this time courtesy of the self-proclaimed world wide leader in sports, ESPN. 50 “league insiders” – from general managers to head coaches to scouts – were asked to place the NFL’s current top passers into five tiers from best to worst. Only two players were anonymously placed in the highest tier, and...
Buffalo Rumblings 7 hours ago
Buffalo Bills injuries: Cordy Glenn, Jordan Matthews back at practice

Buffalo Bills injuries: Cordy Glenn, Jordan Matthews back at practice

Big names were back in action today The Buffalo Bills got back two starters at practice today, and though both were limited and not expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game, it bodes well for their opening day prospects. Left tackle Cordy Glenn, who has been battling an ankle injury all offseason, was geared up at practice. Rookie Dion Dawkins took first-team reps as Glenn continues to work back, but having him in the lineup at all is good news. Also returning to the field was receiver Jordan Matthews. Tasked with replacing Sammy Watkins, Matthews was injured 15 minutes into his...
Pats Pulpit 7 hours ago
Bill Belichick: New roster cut rule gives Patriots more time for player evaluation

Bill Belichick: New roster cut rule gives Patriots more time for player evaluation

Good news for players on the bubble - the Patriots coaching staff gets an extra week to see what you can do, thanks to an NFL rule change. Last week, we got into whether the NFL’s new roster cut policy, which takes away the whole 75-man roster cut in the third week of the preseason, could help the Patriots unload some of their depth for players at thin positions or (since Danny Ainge just played Monopoly with the Cavs on Tuesday night) “trade assets”. We’re nowhere near that yet, that we know of, anyway, but Bill Belichick did throw out a benefit that the Patriots are seeing from...
Pats Pulpit 7 hours ago
Potential trades the Patriots could make

Potential trades the Patriots could make

In the past, we have seen the Patriots go and acquire players at random times of the season that usually come in and contribute for the team. As the preseason is more than halfway done and 37 players will need to be cut in a few weeks, there are some players are on the bubble the team could use as trade ammunition to improve their own roster. We will not only look at some players who could be trade bait, but some possible trades the Patriots could do to help better their roster. Whether it’s a large trade like trading away Richard Seymour or Logan Mankins, or a small one like acquiring...
Buffalo Rumblings 8 hours ago
90 Players in 90 Days: Buffalo Bills RB/ST Taiwan Jones

90 Players in 90 Days: Buffalo Bills RB/ST Taiwan Jones

The former Raider is trying to win a roster spot through special teams play. Core special teamers are always an overlooked but important part of an NFL roster. Everybody knows they’re important, but unless it’s someone on the level of Steve Tasker you’d be hard-pressed to find a normal fan who could name any of them, even on their favorite team. Most of the time, the only reason a person might know a guy in the running for a special teams role is if he was just signed in the last couple weeks and shares a last name and jersey number with a former third-string quarterback who was just...
Pats Pulpit 8 hours ago
We could see Patriots RB Mike Gillislee, but not RT Marcus Cannon against the Lions

We could see Patriots RB Mike Gillislee, but not RT Marcus Cannon against the Lions

The Patriots free agent running back is “100%” New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee returned to the practice field on Tuesday and it was unknown in what capacity. Gillislee spoke with the media after practice and claimed that he was a full participant and “was 100%.” Mike Gillislee @mikescogilly coming back from a hamstring injury not wearing a red no-contact shirt at #Patriots practice today #WBZ pic.twitter.com/NNjqJR6zCY— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) August 22, 2017 Gillislee hasn’t played in either preseason game and fellow signing Rex Burkhead has climbed the depth chart...
NFL Trade Rumors 8 hours ago

Jets Release WR Marquess Wilson, Sign TE Brandon Barnes

The New York Jets announced Wednesday that they’ve signed TE Brandon Barnes to a contract and released WR Marquess Wilson. Wilson, 24, is a former seventh-round pick of the Bears back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.208 million rookie contract and had been testing the open market for the first … The post Jets Release WR Marquess Wilson, Sign TE Brandon Barnes appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Pats Pulpit 9 hours ago
New England Patriots links 8/23/17 - Belichick on fringe players: Stress is what you sign up for

New England Patriots links 8/23/17 - Belichick on fringe players: Stress is what you sign up for

Daily news and links for Wednesday TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino shares some notes from the locker room: Hightower, Solder, Gillislee, Daniels and Wise returned to practice. Erik Scalavino tackles this week's Ask PFW Mailbag: What to do at DE, QB? Press Release: NFL fans across the country experience "Random Acts of Kickoff" Press Conference Transcript: Bill Belichick. Press Pass: Devin McCourty (11.06 min. video) Patriots Today - Tuesday Patriots practice report. (1 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Are Patriots experimenting with Dont'a Hightower at DE? Brent...
Dolphins Gab 9 hours ago

Every Game The Dolphins Score A Touchdown, You Score A Free Frosty

Wendy’s and the Dolphins are kicking off an exciting new promotion for the upcoming season! Every game (home or away), if the Dolphins score a touchdown, you score a free Frosty on the day of the game or the day after the game.* They’re making sure that all of South Florida has a Frosty Freeze […] The post Every Game The Dolphins Score A Touchdown, You Score A Free Frosty appeared first on Dolphins Gab.
Buffalo Rumblings 10 hours ago
Anquan Boldin explains his decision to retire following events in Charlottesville

Anquan Boldin explains his decision to retire following events in Charlottesville

The longtime humanitarian says that his advocacy work has now become more important to him than football. Anquan Boldin shocked Buffalo Bills fans and the football world when he announced his retirement late Sunday night after only two weeks with the team. Understandably, based on the abruptness of the timing of his decision, tons of unanswered questions arose. On Monday, Boldin addressed some of these questions and revealed that the recent racial conflict that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, served as the catalyst for his decision to retire. “There’s not enough money in this...
Buffalo Rumblings 10 hours ago
Buffalo Bills aren’t looking to trade LeSean McCoy, per report

Buffalo Bills aren’t looking to trade LeSean McCoy, per report

Unless the offer is overwhelming, expect Shady in a Bills uniform Over the past few days there have been numerous rumors from sources that the Buffalo Bills are throwing away the season and listening to trade offers for star running back LeSean McCoy. Head coach Sean McDermott has reiterated multiple times that this team is not tanking for the upcoming season. Benjamin Albright, a radio host in Denver, threw out a tweet that the Bills were “entertaining offers” for McCoy. It seemed more like speculation than a report, but several folks took it and ran with it in the blogosphere. Pro...
Pats Pulpit 11 hours ago
Former Patriot Asante Samuel opens up on 2007 holdout, free agency departure

Former Patriot Asante Samuel opens up on 2007 holdout, free agency departure

Last week the Patriots’ former shutdown corner reflected on his time in New England. You know the play. Second and five. Down by four with 1:20 remaining in Super Bowl XLII. As the pocket begins collapsing around him, Eli Manning heaves a high, firm back-shoulder fade down the right sideline. David Tyree, the pass’ intended recipient, breaks off his route just after the ball leaves Manning’s hand. As it sails towards the sideline, cornerback Asante Samuel leaps high into the air. At this exact moment in time, the game is over. The Patriots have gone 19-0. It’s the greatest season...
Buffalo Rumblings 11 hours ago
Bills Links, 8/23: LeSean McCoy trade rumors shot down

Bills Links, 8/23: LeSean McCoy trade rumors shot down

Strong opinions came out on both sides of the argument to trade the talented running back. There was plenty of discussion about the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, with a potential trade of LeSean McCoy dominating Twitter throughout the day. While these trade rumors have been refuted, the conversation will likely continue around possible trade partners for McCoy, and other members of the team, throughout the preseason. In addition to the trade talk, the Bills Link has plenty of other updates from Tuesday’s practice, Tyrod Taylor, and encouraging updates on Cordy Glenn and Jordan...
Pats Pulpit 12 hours ago
Patriots adding Stephon Gilmore and Brandin Cooks aren’t in Boston’s top 3 biggest offseason sports moves

Patriots adding Stephon Gilmore and Brandin Cooks aren’t in Boston’s top 3 biggest offseason sports moves

The Patriots signed Gilmore and traded for Cooks. They still trail the Red Sox and the Celtics. As a New England Patriots writer, I tend to have my blinders on to maintain my focus. The Patriots won the Super Bowl, they made a huge splash in free agency to sign CB Stephon Gilmore to a deal with the second-most guaranteed money for a cornerback, the very next day they acquire WR Brandin Cooks in exchange for a first round pick and a mid-round pick swap, and the Patriots enter the 2017 season as the offseason champions. It’s hard to top that type of roster movement. Gilmore and Cooks...
Musket Fire 13 hours ago

New England Patriots: 5 Trade destinations for Dion Lewis or James White

The New England Patriots have a surplus at running back. Could this result in one of them being traded? Patriots fans have been talking about the depth at the running back position all offseason and have witnessed it now in preseason games. With so much value in the backfield, it’s going to be hard to […] New England Patriots: 5 Trade destinations for Dion Lewis or James White - Musket Fire - Musket Fire - A New England Patriots Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pats Pulpit 13 hours ago
Oddsmakers think Buccaneers have a great chance at ruining the Patriots perfect season

Oddsmakers think Buccaneers have a great chance at ruining the Patriots perfect season

The Patriots haven’t played a game, but oddsmakers are trying to predict which team will hand New England their first loss. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been throwing cold water on any discussions of the team going 19-0 on the season. The team has bought into that idea, with numerous players calling the talk “disrespectful” to the Patriots upcoming opponents. Oddsmakers don’t have to listen to Belichick and BookMaker.eu has odds on which team will the Patriots suffer their first loss of the year- if at all. The Kansas City Chiefs have 18/5 odds (21.74%) of...
Pats Pulpit 14 hours ago
Familiar faces await Patriots in preseason bout vs. Lions

Familiar faces await Patriots in preseason bout vs. Lions

Friday’s 7 p.m. ET kickoff at Ford Field will mark a reunion of sorts. The New England Patriots will be getting reacquainted with the Detroit Lions this week. Thursday’s previously scheduled joint walkthrough is no more, but the two sides are still set to meet for a 7 p.m. ET preseason matchup at Ford Field on Friday. And that should make for a reunion of sorts. After all, some of whom were once with the Lions, while a rolodex of others were once with the Patriots. Let’s flip through the contacts. NEW ENGLAND’S SIDE On the Patriots’ half of the cupboard, there’s a couple players...

AFC East Player News

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