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Are Bills Coaches too Orange for the NFL

“Along with Rebrovich and Moore, the Bills have the following coaches from Marrone’s staff at Syracuse: offensive coordinator Nate Hackett, tight ends coach Greg Adkins, offensive quality control coach Jason Vrable, defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson, and special-teams assistant John Anselmo.” 



Dion Jordan and Jamar Taylor needing a push


The Miami Dolphins top picks  were Dion Jordan and Jamar Taylor, and neither player was involved in much action. Taylor struggled through injuries and was bypassed for the more experienced Nolan Carroll on the depth chart, whereas the talented Jordan simply didn’t have a role on the team.



No Franchise Tags for the Patriots


Last season, with Wes WelkerAqib Talib and Sebastian Vollmer all headed to free agency, the team opted against using the tag, ultimately working out deals to keep Talib and Vollmer, while losing Welker. What will the strategy be this year, with the deadline now just eight days away? Will they sit on the tag once again and roll the dice?



8 +8 + 40 Million = 2014 Jets

For the first time in five months, the focus in the NFL shifts to the offseason, which is built around money — i.e. the salary cap. By dropping Sanchez, Cromartie and Holmes, the Jets would clear a total of $26 million, putting them more than $40 million under the cap. 



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