AFC East: Jeremy Parnell

More spy games? Fins sign former Jet

September, 25, 2010
For the second straight week, the New York Jets' next opponent has signed one of their former players right before the game.

The Miami Dolphins announced Saturday they've signed tackle Patrick Brown, whom the Jets waived earlier in the week. He went unclaimed, rendering him a free agent.

Last week, the New England Patriots signed former Jets running back Danny Woodhead the day before they played at the Meadowlands. While that move conjured images of the Patriots' coaching staff pumping Woodhead for all the info he could divulge on the Jets' game plan, Bill Belichick claimed he didn't even speak to Woodhead before the game because the team already had pulled out of Foxborough, Mass.

The Dolphins, however, have much more time to conduct a skull session with Brown. They reportedly came to terms Friday, and the Dolphins are the home team Sunday night, giving head coach Tony Sparano and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan ample time to find out what the Jets' game plan might entail.

The Dolphins waived tackle Jeremy Parnell to make room for Brown. The Jets acquired Brown off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings a week before the season opener.

Dolphins at Vikings inactives

September, 19, 2010
Here are the inactive lists for Sunday's game between the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings in the Metrodome.

Most notable is that Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin (hip) doesn't appear, meaning he'll play. Chad Pennington is listed as Miami's third quarterback. Tyler Thigpen was in that role last week.

Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings

Dolphins at Bills inactives

September, 12, 2010
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Here are the inactives for Sunday's game between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Most notable is Chad Pennington officially assuming the No. 2 role ahead of Tyler Thigpen and the stand-down order to outside linebacker Ikaika Alama-Francis, who might have started but woke up sick in the morning.

Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills

Transaction wire humming in AFC East

September, 5, 2010
A lot of paperwork was flying around AFC East front offices Sunday.

Teams fiddled with their rosters by rummaging through a free-agent pile enlarged by Saturday's cuts.

The Buffalo Bills made a big signing at tight end, bringing in veteran David Martin for immediate help at a position of need and claimed guard Kraig Urbik off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Miami Dolphins surprisingly cut Martin, leaving them with only Anthony Fasano and John Nalbone. Joey Haynos is out with a foot injury.

The Bills were hit hard by tight end injuries this summer, and Shawn Nelson was suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Buffalo cut tight end J.P. Foschi and cornerback Dominique Harris to make space for their new players.

The Dolphins placed cornerback Will Allen on injured reserve and picked up four players off waivers: offensive linemen Jeremy Parnell (New Orleans Saints) and Joe Reitz (Baltimore Ravens) and defensive ends Clifton Geathers (Cleveland Browns) and Robert Rose (Seattle Seahawks).

To clear room, the Dolphins cut offensive lineman Cory Procter and defensive end Charles Grant and Marques Douglas.

Also on Sunday, the New England Patriots officially announced a pair of trades: safety Jarrad Page from the Kansas City Chiefs and linebacker Tracy White from the Philadelphia Eagles for undisclosed draft picks.

New England claimed guard Stave Maneri off waivers from the Houston Texans and released linebacker Tyrone McKenzie.