1. Which Patriots Players Stand to Benefit from Logan Mankins Trade?

    The New England Patriots locker room was filled with sadness in the wake of the trade that sent guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 hours ago 5,945 reads 7 comments

  2. Stephen Hill Trade Rumors Are Whispers That Will Fall on Deaf Ears

    Nothing is guaranteed in the NFL . New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has been pretty secure in his job, being a former second-round pick with a world of athletic potential...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 day ago 965 reads 0 comments

  3. Trading Logan Mankins for Tim Wright Gives Pats Much-Needed Depth at 'Move' TE

    Ever since the New England Patriots released tight end Aaron Hernandez after he was arrested for allegedly murdering Odin Lloyd in June 2013, the search has been on for more depth at tight end...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 day ago 34,337 reads 75 comments

  4. What Do Patriots' Recent Veteran Cuts Mean for the Defense?

    One man's loss is another man's gain, and while there are a lot of mixed feelings around NFL locker rooms at this time of year, there are opportunities opening up, and players need to be ready to capitalize...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 days ago 16,001 reads 13 comments

  5. Bills Offense Has Weapons, but EJ Manuel Showing Little Progress, Development

    The Buffalo Bills have done all they can to give EJ Manuel the help he needs on offense. Now, the second-year quarterback must help himself. Manuel's faults have been on display this preseason, but he has also shown signs of hope...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 days ago 10,133 reads 49 comments

  6. Tom Brady, Patriots Offense in Midseason Form in Dominant Showing over Carolina

    FOXBOROUGH—As sports writers, we are constantly asked to react to events at the drop of a hat. This column comes to you no more than an hour-and-a-half after the New England ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 days ago 7,638 reads 62 comments

  7. Miami Dolphins Must Use Dion Jordan as Versatile Chess Piece

    Dion Jordan is a jack of all trades. But by sticking the former Oregon linebacker at defensive end, the Miami Dolphins are hoping to make him a master of one: rushing the passer...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 days ago 4,076 reads 16 comments

  8. What Does the Future Hold for the Jets at Cornerback?

    With a top-notch defensive line that features Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Damon Harrison, it's going to be tough to run against the New York Jets defense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 days ago 7,614 reads 27 comments

  9. Dolphins' Absent Running Game Increases Pressure on Ryan Tannehill

    It's a good thing the Miami Dolphins have weapons in the passing game like Mike Wallace , Brian Hartline, Charles Clay, Rishard Matthews, Brandon Gibson and rookie Jarvis Landry...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 days ago 5,769 reads 17 comments

  10. Geno Smith Showing Signs of Development with Both Arm and Legs

    There may or may not have ever been a true competition for the New York Jets ' quarterback position, but either way, Geno Smith is still the front-runner...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 days ago 9,152 reads 75 comments

  11. Jimmy Garoppolo's Strong Play Making Case for Patriots No. 2 QB

    FOXBOROUGH—For the first two weeks of training camp, New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could not have looked much worse. He was usually good for an interception or a fumble (sometimes both) in each practice...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 days ago 13,842 reads 28 comments

  12. 5 Things to Watch in Patriots' Preseason Week 2 Matchup vs. Eagles

    The only things that can derail the New England Patriots ' season are injuries. In that sense, we'll get a good look at some of their plan B's in Friday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles , set to kick off at 7:30 p...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 days ago 9,079 reads 11 comments

  13. 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...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 14 days ago 10,263 reads 5 comments

  14. 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...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 14 days ago 3,940 reads 5 comments

  15. 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...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 15 days ago 8,560 reads 11 comments

  16. 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...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 17 days ago 187,148 reads 215 comments

  17. 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...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 19 days ago 18,838 reads 46 comments

  18. 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 ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 19 days ago 4,312 reads 5 comments

  19. 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 ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 20 days ago 9,789 reads 21 comments

  20. 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 21 days ago 9,859 reads 18 comments

  21. 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 ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 22 days ago 846 reads 6 comments

  22. 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...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 23 days ago 14,856 reads 12 comments

  23. 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 ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 24 days ago 15,573 reads 51 comments

  24. 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...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 26 days ago 3,544 reads 3 comments

  25. 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...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 27 days ago 4,208 reads 16 comments