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Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Around the AFC East: Omon driven by strife
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reporter Sal Maiorana tells
the compelling story of rookie RB Xavier Omon
. The small-school star lost one brother to a drunk driver and another to suicide. Sadly, that's not all.
Buffalo News reporter Rodney McKissic talks with FB Darian Barnes about a position that's
starting to get as specialized as long snapper
Miami Herald scoopmeister Barry Jackson shares some
inside chatter on QB Chad Henne and WR Terry Glenn
, among other subjects.
Palm Beach Post reporter Edgar Thompson writes coach Tony Sparano, unlike his predecessor,
won't be giving his veterans a pass
during preseason games.
Associated Press writer Antonio Gonzalez gives a glimpse of
RB Ricky Williams' newfound enthusiasm for football
Michael Wallace of the Miami Herald writes
the quarterbacks have no clue
how the snaps will be doled out in Saturday's preseason opener.
New England Patriots
Boston Globe reporter Mike Reiss
analyzes the offensive line
with its Super Bowl letdown as a backdrop.
Boston Herald reporter Karen Guregian shines a spotlight on
questions surrounding the Patriots' defense
LB Mike Vrabel returned from the PUP list
, but he probably won't play in Thursday's preseason opener.
New York Jets
The New York Daily News gives insight on
Tuesday night's Brett Favre talks
Newark Star-Ledger scribe Dave Hutchinson writes second-year
CB Darrelle Revis is making a name for himself
New York Post reporter Mark Hale takes
a look at OLB Calvin Pace
, who will make his Jets debut in Thursday's preseason opener.
Jets coach Eric Mangini and Dolphins counterpart Tony Sparano are on the same page:
Draw up a depth chart, then tell everyone to ignore it