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Aaron Williams says Jairus Byrd
wants to remain in Buffalo


“I know that they’re still negotiating. I don’t want to speak on their situation because I have no say, nor do I know the full story on it, but I know Jairus does want to come back and wants to be a part of something special. Jairus and I have a great friendship. We communicate non-stop,” Williams said.




Is Steve Ross to blame for Kevin O’Neill Mess


In five years as Dolphins owner, Steve Ross hasn’t had a conversation with the training staff that went much beyond a passing greeting, a source said. Even more, coach Joe Philbin had few talks beyond the daily updates on players’ injuries. On Thursday, Palm Beach lawyer Jack Scarola released a statement on behalf of fired Dolphins trainer Kevin O’Neill that is the first passing shot on the way toward either a likely settlement or ugly lawsuit against the team.




Patriots have work to do on defense


If the Pats keep Talib and aggressively rework, extend or terminate enough contracts (Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly, Isaac Sopoaga, Adrian Wilson, Devin McCourty, to varying degrees), they can still bring in reinforcements through free agency, and there is no shortage of intrigue on the open market.




NY Jets plan to exercise
option on Mo Wilkerson


According to Manish Mehta, the New York Jets and star defensive player Mo Wilkerson are apparently not close to signing a long term deal.  The source states that the Jets will exercise  a fifth-year option on Wilkerson’s contract before the May 3 deadline in the new collective bargaining agreement.



11am   Somethings not right in Buffalo
2pm     A Miami Dolphin 2013 Season Retrospective    


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