Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Links: Dolphins CEO bolts for Padres
By ESPN.com staff
Now that the deadline has passed for the Bills and free safety Jairus Byrd, how long will his holdout last? Tim Graham of the Buffalo News predicts that Byrd signs before Week 1.
The Bills have a new defensive coordinator in Mike Pettine and a new scheme. How much better will the unit be, which ranked 31st against the run last season? Chris Brown of the team's official website talks to Pettine about his aggressive scheme.
Dolphins CEO Mike Dee is leaving the Dolphins to take a similar role with MLB's San Diego Padres.
Joe Philbin came in at No. 22
in Pete Prisco's ranking of NFL head coaches.
Teams took a cautious approach to cornerback Brent Grimes, who was coming off an Achilles tendon injury, in free agency this offseason. The Dolphins signed Grimes to a one-year, $5.5 million deal and it appears as though they have a bargain on their hands
, writes NFL.com's Chris Wesseling.
New England Patriots
Running back Stevan Ridley recently returned to his hometown of Natchez, Miss., to dole out advice at a youth football camp
, reports Reina Kempt of the Nanchez Democrat. "Chase your dreams," Ridley told the kids at Adams County Christian School. "Sports doesn't always work out for everyone, but you have to put your best foot forward at whatever you want to do. If you're going to be a teacher, be a great teacher."
Bill Belichick topped Prisco's ranking of the top NFL head coaches
ESPN's Christopher Harris wonders whether it's time to stop considering Tom Brady among the elite
New York Jets
ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini continues his position-by-position camp preview
with the wide receivers.
Three Jets draft picks remained unsigned; so what's the hold up? Cimini writes that offset language in fully guaranteed contracts is one primary hurdle
. Offset language means teams recoup future guaranteed money if they cut a player and he signs elsewhere.