AFC East Headlines

  • Tom Brady Reportedly Suffered Hand Injury During Collision with Rex Burkhead

    More details are coming to light about the nature of the hand injury New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered prior to Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. During Saturday's edition of Good Morning Football, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Brady was injured in a collision with running back Rex Burkhead during practice:       This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the...

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  • Tom Brady Questionable vs. Jaguars; Limited in Practice with Hand Injury

    The New England Patriots have listed quarterback Tom Brady as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium because of a hand injury he suffered in Wednesday's practice.  The team announced his status Friday after he was a limited participant in the day's practice session. New England, which is notoriously tight-lipped about injuries, hasn't shed much light on Brady's availability in recent days. "Today is Friday," Pats head coach Bill...

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  • Report: Tom Brady Required Stitches on Hand Injury; No Fracture, Ligament Damage

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reportedly received stitches in his right hand after hitting it on a teammate's helmet Wednesday. According to Michael Felger of NBC Sports Boston, via James Stewart of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Brady received four stitches around his knuckle that "should not affect him," but didn't suffer a fracture or ligament damage to his hand.  NFL Network's Mike Garafolo added Brady's been throwing the ball well, though when the injury initially occurred it was "a...

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  • Tom Brady's Hand Injury Alters Odds, Point Spread for Jaguars vs. Patriots Game

    With questions surrounding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's hand injury, there has been significant movement in the line of Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Pats and Jacksonville Jaguars.  According to OddsShark, the Patriots opened as 9.5-point favorites. Per Jon Campbell of OddsShark, the Pats are now 7.5- or seven-point favorites at sportsbooks, and one even pulled the game off the board. OddsShark also tweeted that Bovada reported the Patriots will only be three-point...

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  • Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury

    Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right-hand injury earlier in the week. Brady said a bit contentiously only "We'll see" at a news conference Friday when asked whether he would play in Sunday's conference title game against Jacksonville. ...

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  • Tom Brady on Hand Injury, Playing Status vs. Jaguars: 'We'll See'

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was cryptic Friday when asked about his status for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, Brady said he was "out there" for practice Friday despite an injury to his throwing hand, and added, "We'll see," with regard to whether he'll play Sunday. Brady has been seen wearing gloves on both hands at practice after being involved in a "minor collision" with a teammate during...

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  • Robby Anderson Arrested on 9 Charges Including Resisting Arrest

    New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested Friday in Florida and faces nine charges, including resisting an officer and reckless driving.  The Broward County Sheriff's Office posted the NFL player's booking sheet and confirmed the news to Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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  • Tom Brady-Authorized Super Bowl LI Ring Up for Auction

    A Super Bowl LI ring authorized by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady officially went up for auction Friday. According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions said the ring will be auctioned by an anonymous owner. Rovell added that while the team pays for the players' Super Bowl rings, players can authorize the making of nearly identical rings and purchase them for friends and family. Goldin told Rovell that it is highly unusual for something of that magnitude related...

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  • Baker Mayfield Posts #GetMetoMiami on Dolphins WR Kenny Stills' Instagram

    If Baker Mayfield's social media activity is any indication, he may have his sights set on a future in South Florida.  After Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills went live on Instagram on Thursday evening, Mayfield appeared in the comments section and commented, "#GetMeToMiami," as BBC Radio 5's Simon Clancy documented:  Mayfield's stock surged throughout 2017 when he completed 70.5 percent of his passes for 4,627 yards, 43 touchdowns and six interceptions en route to Heisman Trophy honors...

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  • Patriots' Brady misses practice with right hand injury

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice with a right hand injury a day after being limited by the same issue as New England prepared for its AFC championship game matchup with Jacksonville. Brady was present and wore a glove on the injured hand Thursday during the stretching portion...

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  • Tom Brady Misses Practice with Hand Injury Ahead of AFC Championship Game

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not participate in Thursday's practice after injuring his hand during Wednesday's practice session.  Brady was seen out on the field during the part of the session available to media but was listed by the team as a non-participant. As noted by Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Brady was wearing a glove on his throwing hand—something that is not standard practice for the MVP favorite. The team has not gone into detail about the nature of Brady's injury. A...

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  • Doug Marrone on Tom Brady's Hand Injury: 'He Could Probably Throw Left-Handed'

    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone downplayed the significance of a hand injury suffered by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady by joking he could just switch hands for Sunday's AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium.   Phillip Heilman of the Florida Times-Union passed along comments from Marrone, who didn't sound like he's suddenly game-planning for Pats backup Brian Hoyer. "I'm sure he could probably throw left-handed, if he has a problem with his right hand, and throw just...

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  • Jaguars coach Doug Marrone gets advice on beating Patriots

    Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has some tips on how to beat the New England Patriots. And not all of them are from Tom Coughlin. Marrone received a folder Thursday filled with notes from first-graders at The Bolles School in Jacksonville. The folder read, "Dear...

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  • Adam Butler Responds to Jalen Ramsey's Super Bowl Guarantee

    New England Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler has taken exception to Jalen Ramsey's comments guaranteeing the Jacksonville Jaguars will win the Super Bowl. "If you're going to make a statement like that, you better be able to back it up," Butler said, via ESPN's Rich Cimini. After returning home to EverBank Field following Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional Round, Ramsey made sure the world knew who he predicted to leave U.S. Bank Stadium on Feb. 4 with a...

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  • John Morton Reportedly Fired as Jets OC After 1 Season

    John Morton's stint as offensive coordinator for the New York Jets has reportedly come to an end after one season.  Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News first reported the Jets were firing Morton on Wednesday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed the move.                Mehta also noted the Jets have had internal discussions about promoting quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates to offensive coordinator "if he was fully invested and wanted the job," but they would look outside the organization if...

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  • Tom Brady Limited at Practice After Suffering Injury to Throwing Hand

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was limited at practice Wednesday with a right hand injury, the Patriots announced.  New England plays the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. With the exception of ACL and MCL tears that forced him to miss the final 15 games of the 2008 season, Brady has rarely missed snaps—much less full games.  In fact, Brady hasn't missed a regular-season contest due to injury—he was absent for four games in 2016 due to his Deflategate...

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  • Brady misses news conference to meet with medical staff

    The Patriots say quarterback Tom Brady did not attend a scheduled AFC championship news conference Wednesday because he was meeting with the team medical staff. Team spokesman Stacey James didn't say why Brady was with medical personnel, but said he will be listed on the team's first injury...

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  • Jarvis Landry Rumored to Be Seeking Contract in Range of Davante Adams'

    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry called the organization's approach to contract negotiations "disrespectful" after it failed to answer his agent's counteroffer during the past month. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported the wideout is "believed" to seek an extension in the range of the four-year, $58 million deal given to Davante Adams by the Green Bay Packers in late December. Jackson also passed along Landry's comments: "My agent and I talked about being a leader and setting a...

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  • Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Tom Brady's the GOAT, but by How Much?

    Tom Brady puts an end to the GOAT debate, defense is all the rage again, and why the NFL has a rooting interest in the conference championship games. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance. 1. No Slowing Down You're tired of the Patriots. So...damn...tired of them.  For those of you who are not Patriots fans, seeing Tom Brady and Co. in yet another title game is like being trapped in a nightmare that will never end. If you are a Patriots fan, this is the stuff of fantasy. No matter...

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  • Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player's road-rage killing

    The trial in a road-rage shooting that left former NFL football player Joe McKnight dead was set to begin with jury selection Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb. Ronald Gasser, 55, is charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 1, 2016, shooting of the local high school football star. ...

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  • Brian Daboll Named Bills Offensive Coordinator, Leaves Alabama

    Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has left to take the same position with the Buffalo Bills, the Bills announced Sunday. The Bills fired Rick Dennison on Friday after the team scored three points and amassed 263 yards of offense in an AFC Wild Card Round defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars. "We are excited to hire Brian as our offensive coordinator and welcome him back to western New York," Bills head coach Sean McDermott said in a statement. "I know how much this area means...

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  • Zay Jones' Father Robert Says WR Played with Torn Labrum, Will Undergo Surgery

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum that he played through during his rookie season, his father Robert told the Bills Wire Podcast.  "Here's a guy that's going into surgery on Tuesday to get his shoulder repaired and people hardly knew that he played the entire season with, you know, a torn labrum," Robert Jones said. "So how would you like sitting around and you’re going to grab a glass of water and your arm falls out of its socket?" Buffalo...

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  • Patriots Can Ride Their Deep, Dynamic Offense to a Sixth Super Bowl

    The New England Patriots will play in the AFC Championship Game again, which is a statement that feels so ordinary and so plain now. Their greatest accomplishment in an era led by head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady is that they've made continued dominance seem routine. We've reached the point where an AFC title game without the Patriots would feel utterly surreal. After pancaking the Tennessee Titans 35-14 on Saturday, the Patriots will appear in their seventh consecutive...

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  • Patriots beat Titans 35-14 to head back to AFC title game

    Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and the New England Patriots cruised past the Tennessee Titans 35-14 on Saturday night to advance to their seventh consecutive AFC championship game. New England (14-3) will host the winner of Sunday's divisional matchup between...

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