AFC East: Linda Bogdan
Terrell Owens is blaming the media for still being unsigned -- but USA Today's Sean Leahy points out his salary demands are "likely a factor keeping him unemployed."
Owens also dropped by "Good Day LA" to talk about the second season of his reality show. The TV website has a preview which shows a bit of T.O.'s time in Buffalo.
BuffaloRumblings.com's Brian Galliford looks at three positions and players Bills fans shouldn't worry about.
Chris Potter of the Evening Tribune says the Bills should just name Trent Edwards the starting quarterback.
Bills individual game tickets go on sale July 13.
Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel has an "unfiltered" interview with Dolphins great Dan Marino.
The National Football Post's Jack Bechta takes a look at the women of the NFL, including Buffalo's Linda Bogdan, the league's first female scout and Dolphins Senior VP of Football Operations Dawn Aponte.
The Dolphins are offering free spots in several youth camps at Estero High School next week.
And in case you missed it... here's a picture of Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall holding one of his campers upside down by his feet, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel.
New England Patriots
In the fifth of the Globe's 10 offseason Patriots questions, Albert Breer asks, "Who's coaching who?"
Shalise Manza Young also has a question: "Who are the leaders in the locker room?"
NESN.com's Jeff Howe points out -- in limited history -- Randy Moss has put up huge numbers in contract years.
WEEI.com's Christopher Price says now that the Jets have signed Vladamir Ducasse, it should open the door for negotiations of the next pick in the draft -- the Patriots' Brandon Spikes.
Continuing the series looking at Ravens' 2010 opponents, The Baltimore Sun scouts the New England Patriots.
New York Jets
Jets' second-round pick Vladimir Ducasse signed a four-year deal worth $3.25 million, including a signing bonus just over $1 million according to the Star-Ledger of New Jersey.
Here are all the details of D'Brickashaw Ferguson's monster deal.
LaDainian Tomlinson is not only a new Jet ... he's a new dad.
Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has chosen ESPN's Chris Berman to present him for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Berman will introduce Wilson during ceremonies Aug. 8 in Fawcett Stadium. Former Bills defensive end Bruce Smith, also in this year's class, recently revealed he will have his old defensive coordinator, Ted Cottrell, introduce him for induction.
Wilson's choice will be well-received in Buffalo, but probably wouldn't be the same had he been inducted sooner. He was particularly fond of local boy and "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert. The Bills' most famous fan died in June 2008.
Legendary Bills quarterback and U.S. congressman Jack Kemp died last month. A few days earlier, Wilson's daughter passed away. Linda Bogdan was the NFL's only active female scout.
Wilson explained his choice in a press release:
"Chris has been a friend of mine for many years and I thought he would be a great person to introduce me if he would do so. He acknowledged that he would, and I thank him very much, and he will be in Canton with me. Chris really embodies the Bills fans, who have played such an important role in my career in professional football. Professional football is all about the fans and having Chris as my presenter follows that thought."
Berman has endeared himself to Bills loyalists over the years. He would pick their team to win the Super Bowl every preseason. "Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills" is one of his popular sayings. Berman used to quote an anonymous cab driver (the late general manager John Butler) who would correctly identify the Bills' first-round draft choice before it was made.
Berman, the host of "Sunday NFL Countdown" and "Monday NFL Countdown," also released a statement.
"Fifty years in sports, there's only one constant: Ralph Wilson is the owner of the Buffalo Bills. What Mr. Wilson has done for pro football and for the city of Buffalo and Western New York, it's hard to put into words. He remains in it for the same reasons he got into it in 1959: He loves the game of football, and that's apparent in everything he does. It will be an honor to have a bird's eye view to watch him be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, especially this year, in the 50th year of the old American Football League. He's a man I admire very much and I'm honored to just be there."
New England Patriots
- Lawrence Eagle-Tribune columnist Bill Burt advises the Patriots to sign Michael Vick.
- Fred Taylor was one of the few established veterans to take part in Wednesday's organized team activity, the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian writes.
- Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe takes a look at sophomores Terrence Wheatley and Shawn Crable, who were non-factors last year.
- WEEI.com's Christopher Price checks in with Kevin O'Connell on the responsibilities of backing up Tom Brady.
- Providence Journal reporter Shalise Manza Young catches up with new safety Brandon McGowan, who can be a big contributor is he stays healthy.
- Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan talks to owner Ralph Wilson about the loss of his daughter, Bills scouting executive Linda Bogdan.
- Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reporter Sal Maiorana puts the onus on offensive line for 2009 success.
- Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan takes a look at underachieving defensive lineman John McCargo.
- Tonawanda News city editor John Hopkins pens an open letter to Terrell Owens.
- Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero writes the next step in establishing the Dolphins' culture is going farther than last year.
- Palm Beach Post reporter Edgar Thompson takes note of Stephen Ross' comments about Land Shark Stadium's perceived deficiencies. It sounds like Ross is starting to drop hints the Dolphins might need a new stadium.
- Ernest Wilford talks with South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Omar Kelly about playing tight end.
- The Dolphins unveiled a new handheld device premium-seat fans will receive to follow the game, writes Miami Herald reporter Barry Jackson.
- New York Daily News reporter Rich Cimini writes running back Thomas Jones is expected to attend OTAs next week.
Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend can't get here fast enough for the Buffalo Bills.
They could use a jolt of pride.
Embarrassing news keeps piling up for the club. Two more arrests were made Friday.
An Associated Press report stated Virginia Beach police stopped Smith for excessive speed. He was charged with speeding, driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath test.
Fullback Corey McIntyre was arrested for indecent exposure after a weeks-long investigation. Rather than try to describe what he was doing, you can see how the Palm Beach Post and the Treasure Coast Newspapers covered it.
McIntyre's agent, Brett Tessler, refuted the allegations.
"Corey McIntyre is one of the highest character people around and the last guy who would do what he is being accused of," Tessler said in a statement. "We look forward to proving that these embarrassing accusations are false and that Corey is guilty of absolutely nothing."
Whether McIntrye or Smith are guilty of these charges isn't the point of this post. It's that the Bills' image has taken a colossal pummeling.
It's only May, but 2009 already has been a trying year with the deaths of AFL legends Lou Saban and Jack Kemp and Wilson's daughter, Linda Bogdan, a team vice president and the assistant director of college and pro scouting.
The Bills drew the ire of fans by retaining head coach Dick Jauron after three straight 7-9 seasons and no playoffs for nine years running. They also made controversial transactions in acquiring star receiver Terrell Owens and trading Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters.
But the police-blotter activity has been absurd.
McIntrye is the fourth member of the roster to have been arrested already this year.
Cleveland police used a Taser to subdue Bills safety Donte Whitner, who was arrested for aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest last month for his role in what was described as "a near riot."
The NFL suspended Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch three games for two transgressions in a nine-month span. He was the driver in a hit-and-run incident last summer in Buffalo but escaped with a traffic ticket.
Lynch's latest incident was a Feb. 11 arrest in Culver City, Calif. He was charged with carrying a concealed, loaded and unregistered 9-mm handgun. He pleaded guilty to one of the misdemeanor charges in exchange for having the other two dropped. He was sentenced to three years' probation and 80 hours of community service.
Safety Ko Simpson was arrested for disorderly conduct at 2 a.m. ET on New Year's Day outside a bar in his hometown of Rock Hill, S.C.
Police were in the process of arresting two of Simpson's friends for disorderly conduct, while he kept yelling, "I'm Ko Simpson with the Buffalo Bills. I am worth millions!" Police claim they asked Simpson to leave the scene several times, but he kept screaming.
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets
- Toni Monkovic of the New York Times' "The Fifth Down" blog explores how much marketability played a role in the Jets' decision to draft Mark Sanchez.
- Sophomore quarterback Erik Ainge finally has reported to the Jets' offseason program, New York Daily News writer Rich Cimini reports.
- Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan writes on the passing of Bills scouting executive Linda Bogdan, one of owner Ralph Wilson's three daughters.
- Olean Times Herald sports editor Chuck Pollock writes the Bills might have found five starters in the draft.
- NFL.com's Vic Carucci calls the Bills' decision not to draft a tackle the fifth-biggest surprise of draft weekend.
- Palm Beach Post reporter Edgar Thompson catches up with receiver Greg Camarillo, who's not worried about how the Dolphins drafted.
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Harvey Fialkov got Paul Soliai's reaction to the Dolphins not drafting another nose tackle.
New England Patriots
- Providence Journal columnist Jim Donaldson still sees holes in the Patriots' post-draft defense.
- The Boston Globe's Christopher L. Gasper introduces Pats fans to new safety Patrick Chung.
- WEEI.com's Christopher Price checks in with Chung's high school coach to get a sense of what the rookie is about.