NFL Nation: AFL
- AFL Legacy Games will honor, confuse and mildly annoy, writes Alan Burge.
- Jeremiah Johnson could have shoulder surgery according to a PFW note Burge found.
- An alteration to the league's pension plan is prompting longtime offensive line coach Howard Mudd to retire, reports Chris Mortensen.
- Football Outsiders subscribes to Peter King's Twitter, and he says Marvin Harrison is finished.
- The Colts bring back Ed Johnson, says Phil Richards.
- In light of the Johnson news, the standards of conduct under Tony Dungy are gone, columnizes Bob Kravitz.
- Johnson's return is a low-risk, high-reward move, says John Oehser.
- Oehser considers the Colts' third quarterback and left guard.
- Five non-stories surrounding the Colts, according to Oehser.
- Breaking down the roster, Oehser looks at running backs.
- Tickets for a June 6 minicamp practice at Franklin College go on sale Friday, according to Colts.com.
- Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves make back-to-back appearances at No. 7 and No. 8 on Don Banks' list of 2008 rookies who need to deliver this fall and erase memories of underachieving debuts.
- Tight end Bo Scaife is on John Czarnecki's list of players who should be watching their backs at minicamps.
- Mark Jones is hoping he can earn Chris Carr's old return jobs, writes Gary Estwick.
- In the wake of the Dallas Cowboys' troubles, Lindsay Rutledge wonders if the Titans' practice bubble is safe.
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|The AFC East will feature several 'Legacy' games in the upcoming season, where the players will wear the jerseys of their AFL predecessors, similar to the one being worn by Patriots ball carrier Jim Nance against the Buffalo Bills in 1966.|
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
The NFL has unveiled a schedule of 16 Legacy Games that will celebrate 50 years of the eight original AFL teams.
Ten of the Legacy Games will feature the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots or New York Jets.
Clubs will wear their original uniforms. That means Pat the Patriot, the red buffalo and the navy-and-gold Titans garb.
The other five founding AFL franchises -- the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs (Dallas Texans), Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans (Houston Oilers) -- also will play in their throwbacks.
Officials will wear the AFL's red-and-white striped uniforms.
The NFL has authorized only the eight original AFL teams to wear throwbacks for 2009. That means the Miami Dolphins will remain in their current gear when they play in their three AFL Legacy Games.
The Bills will kick off the series in the preseason against the Titans in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 9 and also participate in the first regular-season Legacy Game when they open on Monday night against the Patriots on Sept. 14.
- Aug. 9: Bills versus Titans, Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.
- Sept. 14: Bills at Patriots; Chargers at Raiders.
- Sept. 27: Titans at Jets.
- Oct. 11: Dallas Cowboys at Chiefs; Patriots at Broncos.
- Oct. 18: Titans at Patriots.
- Oct. 19: Broncos at Chargers.
- Oct. 25: Chargers at Chiefs; Jets at Raiders.
- Nov. 1: Dolphins at Jets.
- Nov. 15: Bills at Titans; Chiefs at Raiders.
- Nov. 26: Raiders at Cowboys.
- Nov. 29: Dolphins at Bills.
- Dec. 6: Patriots at Dolphins.
6:00 PM ET Atlanta Jacksonville 7:00 PM ET Detroit Buffalo 7:00 PM ET Indianapolis Cincinnati 7:00 PM ET New York Philadelphia 7:00 PM ET St. Louis Miami 7:00 PM ET Kansas City Green Bay 7:30 PM ET Carolina Pittsburgh 7:30 PM ET New England New York 7:30 PM ET Washington Tampa Bay 8:00 PM ET Baltimore New Orleans 8:00 PM ET Chicago Cleveland 8:00 PM ET San Francisco Houston 8:00 PM ET Minnesota Tennessee 8:00 PM ET Denver Dallas 10:00 PM ET Arizona San Diego 10:00 PM ET Seattle Oakland