Tuesday, July 3, 2012
AFC East links: More Bowe-Miami chatter
By ESPN.com staff
Center Eric Wood is a proponent of league-wide testing for HGH, at least according to his tweets.
Providing some background information on the NFL's latest memo about possible franchise relocation, Buffalo News reporter Tim Graham warns, "I'm of the mind that Bills fans always should remain attuned to what the NFL is thinking about Los Angeles."
The NFL's new TV blackout policy puts Buffalo fans in a sticky predicament; the new rules could still result in some blackouts for Bills fans.
The clubhouse leader for the Dolphins' starting quarterback gig is still David Garrard. He's "the first to say that, while he’s never played in the West Coast offense, it’s a great fit for what he does best, which is drop back, read and get rid of the ball quickly. He’s got much more experience than either (Matt) Moore or, of course, (Ryan) Tannehill as an NFL starter and it serves him well," says David Biggane of the Palm Beach Post.
Vontae Davis and Chad Ochocinco might want Dwayne Bowe to join them in Miami, but ESPN's AFC West blogger Bill Williamson says the players are all but powerless to impact roster moves.
So far, Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline is a fan of Tannehill.
Will the NFL's new home blackout policy affect the Dolphins in 2012? The Sun-Sentinel wants to know.
New England Patriots
The Patriots add insurance in the backfield with vetaran Joseph Addai, but the 29-year-old running back still rests on the bubble for making the roster.
Hey, guess what: New England has a strong stable of quarterbacks.
New York Jets
Ideally, the Jets will have a second runner -- third-year back Joe McKnight, perhaps -- who can turn Shonn Greene into a change-of-pace entity. NFL Films' Greg Cosell questions whether Greene still has the burst to help the Jets "ground and pound" in 2012.
Jets left guard Matt Slauson, who had surgery on his shoulder in January, is a versatile player who faces a crucial season as he enters the final year of his rookie deal.