1. Patriots' Trades for Jerel Worthy, Ben Bass Point to Tenuous Depth at DT

    FOXBOROUGH , Mass. — Eleven months ago, defensive tackles Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga were not even on the New England Patriots roster...

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  2. Bills QB EJ Manuel Shows Signs of Progress in Preseason Week 1 vs. Panthers

    Some NFL players use the preseason to knock the rust off. Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel used his first preseason action to remind the world of the areas where he struggled in 2013...

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  3. New York Jets Must Temper Expectations for Chris Johnson After Preseason Debut

    New York Jets running back Chris Johnson is a far way removed from the days when he was earning the moniker CJ2K. In the Jets backfield, it's going to be more like CJ?K...

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  4. Winners and Losers from NFL Preseason Week 1

    It's never too early to make sweeping conclusions about the NFL preseason. Oh, wait, yes it is. Well, that's not what we're going to do here...

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  5. Bill Lazor Offense Looks Like a Fit for Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

    There were some questions as to whether Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill could ever adjust to a new system after spending six years on the short leash that was offensive coordinator Mike Sherman's scheme...

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  6. 5 Things to Watch in Dolphins Preseason Opener vs. Falcons

    The Miami Dolphins open up the preseason on Friday night against the Atlanta Falcons at 7 p.m. Eastern. It will be our first in-game look at the team in 2014; its last regular-season game was December 29, 2013, against the New York Jets ...

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  7. Ryan Mallett's Strong Training Camp Takes a Hit in Inconsistent Preseason Opener

    Given the opportunity to start in the New England Patriots ' preseason opener against the Washington Redskins , Thursday night could have been a showcase for quarterback Ryan Mallett ...

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  8. New England Patriots Secondary Managing Expectations While Jelling as a Unit

    On Friday, cornerback Ty Law was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. As part of a secondary that included the likes of Lawyer Milloy, Otis Smith, Rodney Harrison and others, ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 10,053 reads 16 comments

  9. Can the Miami Dolphins Survive at Center Without Mike Pouncey?

    At center, the Miami Dolphins have to make a snap judgment. At this point, it looks like a long shot for Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey to be ready for Week 1 against the New England Patriots ...

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  10. Seantrel Henderson Has Potential to Be Huge Steal for Buffalo Bills

    There was never much doubt about Seantrel Henderson 's talent coming out of Miami . There were plenty of doubts, however, about his character. In the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft, the Buffalo Bills were willing to take that risk...

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  11. Short Start in Hall of Fame Game Gives EJ Manuel Plenty to Learn from

    It only took seven throws, but Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel showed the world he still has areas where he must improve before the 2014 season begins. Manuel went 2-of-7 for 19 yards on Sunday night against the New York Giants ...

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  12. Andre Reed: Inside the Legacy of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee

    It's about time. After eight straight years as a finalist, former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed will finally have his career and face immortalized in Canton, Ohio, in the NFL Hall of Fame as a member of the 2014 class...

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  13. What We Learned from Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill's 2013 Season

    If the Miami Dolphins offense is going to go from a good offense to a great one, quarterback Ryan Tannehill will have to do the same...

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  14. Charles Clay Enters 2014 NFL Season as League's Best Secret Weapon

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill dropped back from under center and executed a picture-perfect play-action fake...

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  15. NFL Players Due for a Reality Check in 2014

    Not everyone can be successful every year. When predicting which NFL players could be in for a down year, several factors must come into play...

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  16. Best Emerging QB-WR Combinations in the NFL Today

    Every quarterback needs that receiver he can trust to be in the right spot at the right time and to come down with the ball in his hands in clutch moments. Sometimes, the relationship builds almost instantaneously...

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  17. Has Ryan Mallett Become the Forgotten Man in New England?

    In Outliers , author Malcolm Gladwell comes to the conclusion that success is often based on a set of circumstances, some of which are completely out of our control, that happen ...

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  18. NFL's Most Underrated Players Heading into 2014

    Underrated, overrated, or just rated? It's a slippery slope of subjectivity. There are certainly players all over the league who deserve more credit than they receive, but why? And ...

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  19. Notable NFL Players Facing Role Reductions in 2014

    It happens every year. Whether it's the NFL draft or free agency, some well-known veteran players always end up being put on notice by incoming offseason acquisitions by their respective team...

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  20. Can Mike Wallace Bounce Back in 2014 with Dolphins' New-Look Offense?

    Mike Wallace wouldn't admit that the offensive scheme was the source of his struggles, but it probably won't take long for us to find out the truth for ourselves...

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  21. Building the Franchise Backfield Blueprint for Today's NFL

    In the stock market, they call it "diversification." The theory: Instead of investing all your money into one asset, you spread money over a number of different investments...

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  22. Sammy Watkins Can Make Instant Impact in Buffalo Bills Offense

    Transcendent talents at wide receiver are hard to come by, but t he Buffalo Bills may have overpaid by giving up next year's first-round selection to move up five spots from No...

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  23. What We Learned from Jets QB Geno Smith's 2013 Season

    The New York Jets ' 2013 season often took on the personality of its quarterback: flashing brilliance at times, mired with inconsistency at other times. In the NFL , it's never about what you did last year...

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  24. What We Learned from Bills QB EJ Manuel's 2013 Season

    The Buffalo Bills drafted EJ Manuel 16th overall to be the franchise quarterback. A review of his rookie season shows that while he possesses some of the necessary tools to ...

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  25. NFL Players with the Most to Prove in Offseason Workouts

    There are far better places to prove yourself than in an offseason workout in shorts and shells. No player can truly prove anything until the regular season begins on September 4...

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