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Marrone: EJ needs a lot more Practice Time


“He played last year and really didn’t practice that much,” Marrone said, via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. “If you think about all the players that played in the league, he probably practiced the least and played.



Philbin doesn’t Inspire Confidence

A day after the Dolphins fired offensive line coach Jim Turner and head trainer Kevin O’Neill, Philbin came with the declarations you’d expect to hear when there’s turmoil. He maintained he’s responsible. He said the buck stops with him. He pledged to uncover every stone and fix it. Necessary statements, yes, and basic, NFL Crisis Management 101 stuff. Philbin also sounded like a man in way over his head


Patriots can be 25 Million under the Cap

Updating my salary cap picture with updated salary cap estimate of $130 million. So as to make my dead money totals match the other listed reports, I have decided to remove the credits for Jonathan Fanene and Brandon Lloyd. Those credits will now be reflected in my new prediction for the Patriots adjusted cap number – $137,402,450 




Rex would ‘absolutely’ want Sanchez back in 2014


“We know Mark Sanchez,” Idzik said. “He’s been a productive player in this league. He’s been a productive starter in this league. We know how he works. We know he’s going to pour everything into his rehabilitation. We know how he’s going to be ambitious in his career. So what would lead you to believe that he wouldn’t? That’s who Mark is. He’s a competitor. He’s done it before.”


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