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Patriots' Easley to finish preseason without a snap

BY EDITORThe New England Patriots' first round draft pick will finish the 2014 preseason without a defensive snap.According to The Boston Herald, defensive lineman Dominique Easley won't participate in the Patriots' preseason finale against the New York Giants, but the team is hopeful for the season opener against the Miami Dolphins.Easley is nursing a recovered ACL,...
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Belichick: Mankins decision 'one of the most difficult'

BY NICK ST. DENISLogan Mankins has been a staple of the New England Patriots' offense for a good part of the past decade, second to quarterback Tom Brady.Tuesday, the team pulled that staple.Less than two days after getting younger and cheaper on the defensive front, New England did the same on the other side of the ball, trading the longtime Pro Bowl guard to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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Bills pick up pair of Jordans to fill QB, punter spots

BY DAN BEGNOCHEA day after ripping the backup quarterback crew for its play so far this summer, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone did something more than just talk.After a string of disappointing outings in the team's first four preseason games, Buffalo team parted ways with third-year signal-caller Thad Lewis Tuesday, replacing him with veteran Jordan Palmer.Lewis, who went 2...
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Brackett, Binns among waives as Dolphins cut to 75

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins got their roster down to the league-mandated 75 Tuesday, setting three aside and sending away eight others.Defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Mike Gillislee and tight end Arthur Lynch were placed on the reserve/injured list.Meanwhile tight end Brett Brackett, cornerback Steven Clarke, defensive end Rakim Cox, defensive tackle Cory Grissom...
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Pears helping Henderson as pair locks up right side

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThey've only been working together for a short amount of time, but a week was all coach Doug Marrone needed to nail down his pairing on the right side of the offensive line.Veteran Erik Pears, the team's right tackle last season, will move inside to the guard spot, while rookie Seantrel Henderson has secured the starting tackle position, according to the Buffalo...
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Patterson suspended indefinitely as Jets sort it out

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets have suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson "indefinitely" until they can figured out what the heck happened over the weekend.Patterson went AWOL for two days, failing to show up to Gang Green's preseason game Friday night against the New York Giants nor contact the Jets higher-ups Saturday to tell them why.General manager John Idzik...
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Hopkins, Wingo among Bills' cuts to get roster to 75

BY DAN BEGNOCHENFL rosters must be down to 75 by 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Buffalo Bills took care of business a day early.Headlined by the departure of kicker Dustin Hopkins and running back Ronnie Wingo, the team cut 11 players Monday to get down to the league mandate prior to its final preseason game Thursday against the Detroit Lions.Hopkins, a sixth-round pick in last year's draft...
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Dolphins add D-tackle, kicker to late-summer roster

BY EDITORThe Miami Dolphins announced Monday they have signed defensive tackle Cory Grissom and kicker Jake Rogers.The 6-2, 316-pound Grissom joins the Dolphins after spending offseason time with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year and reserve/injured time with the New England Patriots last season. Grissom, an undrafted free agent out of South Florida, appeared in 46 collegiate...
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Kelly, Smith, Anderson depart from Patriots' D-front

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots are looking to get younger and cheaper on the defensive front.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday the team is set to release defensive linemen Tommy Kelly and Will Smith, as well as linebacker James Anderson.The 10-year veteran Kelly played in five games last season with the Patriots before sustaining a season-ending torn ACL."I...
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Ford, Dowling headline Jets' latest roster cuts

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets announced Sunday they have released six players--including receiver Jacoby Ford and cornerback Ras-I Dowling--to reach the NFL's 75-player roster limit.The next cut deadline is Saturday, when the team needs to be down to 53 players.Ford, a fourth-round pick in 2010 by the Oakland Raiders, was signed this offseason as a free agent  and totaled...
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Jets CB Dimitri Patterson went AWOL for two days

BY NICK ST. DENISNew York Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson didn't show up for work Friday night when his team took on the New York Giants, and the team hadn't heard from Patterson all weekend.However, he's apparently making his way back.After both general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan spoke on the matter, Patterson' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, reportedly confirmed...
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In dress rehearsal, no shame in run game for Miami

BY NICK ST. DENISThere were some concerns with the Miami Dolphins' passing game Saturday night in the team's preseason bout with the Dallas Cowboys. The run game, however, was problem-free.Miami tallied 200 yards on 35 carries via the ground, with most of the workload going to new Dolphin Knowshon Moreno, who is getting back up to speed after spending a chunk of the summer...
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Lights, Cowboys get in way of Dolphins' pass offense

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Dallas Cowboys had one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL in 2013. For at least one preseason evening, it looked better.Dallas held Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill to 13-of-21 passing with one interception and no touchdowns Saturday night in the teams' third preseason game, during the standard NFL dress rehearsal week.Tannehill also missed receiver...
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Dolphins announce Dan Marino added as advisor

BY EDITORThe Miami Dolphins announced Sunday that Dan Marino has been named special advisor.“Dan is and will always be an important part of the Miami Dolphins and we are excited to get him involved in a more formal way,” Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said.“Dan is unquestionably one of the greatest players in NFL history and his enthusiasm and passion for the Dolphins is inspiring...
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Bills hand Branch his walking papers following DUI

BY DAN BEGNOCHEOn Saturday, Alan Branch was the second Buffalo Bills defensive tackle to be arrested this offseason. On Sunday, he found out his fate ahead of the league's 75-man roster restrictions.The team announced it has released the 29-year-old.Branch's arrest came in the early morning hours of Aug. 23 following the team's walkthrough practice at St. John Fisher...
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Jackson gets vocal as Bills' offensive woes continue

BY DAN BEGNOCHEIt was a different game with the same preseason results for the Buffalo Bills in Saturday's 27-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an offensive struggle capped off by boos raining down from the seats of Ralph Wilson Stadium at the end of the first half.The first-team unit failed once again to tally a touchdown in the first two quarters of play, turning the ball...
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POLL: Who will lead the Jets' rushing attack?

BY EDITORWho will lead the Jets' rushing attack this year?Follow AFC East Daily @AFCEastDaily
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Jones on Patriots' defensive showing: 'Football is fun'

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots were stout on defense in all phases Friday night in a 30-7 preseason victory over the Carolina Panthers."[We] had a tremendous time," Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones said, via Patriots.com. "Football is fun."Jones was on the field for more than half of the Patriots' defensive plays, regularly finding his way...
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Gostkowski utilizes golf skills on 60-yard conversion

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThere wasn't much need for kicker Stephen Gostkowski in the New England Patriots' 30-7 win Friday. That didn't stop him from being bringing his A-game.The veteran kicker was perfect in three attempts, including a 60-yarder with less than two minutes to go in the half, as Tom Brady and the Pats' offense shined against a Carolina team that stifled the...
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Amaro finds groove in regular season dress rehearsal

BY NICK ST. DENISFriday night, New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro showed the team what it was hoping to see when it took him in the second round of this year's draft.Amaro's 6-foot-5 presence was felt in the middle of the field, as the rookie hauled in four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown against the New York Giants.He's faced a pretty steep learning curve entering...
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Rex announces what Vick 'knew the entire time'

BY NICK ST. DENISMichael Vick was brought in this offseason as an insurance policy for New York Jets second-year quarterback Geno Smith.The team's higher-ups held out on naming Geno Smith the No. 1 signal-caller until Jets coach Rex Ryan made the announcement after Gang Green's preseason bout with the New York Giants Friday night, but the final call was no shock to us, and...
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Dolphins put an end to Michael Egnew experiment

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Michael Egnew experiment is over.A little more than two years after taking the former Missouri Tiger in the third round of the draft, the Miami Dolphins cut ties with the underachieving tight end Friday.Egnew caught just seven passes for 69 yards last year and played in just two games as a rookie.2013 was a second chance of sorts after Egnew failed to show the...
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Tannehill: Third game doesn't count, but it matters

BY NICK ST. DENISIt's time for the real thing. Well, almost.As the Miami Dolphins enter Week 3 of the preseason, they're preparing for the most regular-season-like couple hours of the summer.“Early in preseason, you don’t really prepare like a real game, you’re still practicing training camp every day and, then at the end of the week, you go and throw a game plan together...
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Marrone impressed with Kiko-less linebacker corps

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe Buffalo Bills linebacking corps was anything but a sure thing coming into this season, even before the injury to Kiko Alonso.Despite the stellar play of the rookie in 2013, the unit was still adding two new pieces in Brandon Spikes and Keith Rivers, and depth at the position was a concern. Alonso was slated to move into a new role as well, a transition that was...
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LaFell: Brady 'expects you exactly where he wants you'

BY DAVID HEIMMoving to Foxborough might just be the best thing to happen to Brandon LaFell in his young career.Playing with a quarterback like Tom Brady is obviously a blessing for a young wide receiver. However, just like any pass-catcher moving into a new offense, getting an early connection down with the signal-caller--regardless of who he is--is goal No. 1 during camp. Insert...
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