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Aug
17

Bills K Dan Carpenter activated from NFI list

Bills kicker Dan Carpenter has been officially activated from the NFI list. He had missed the beginning of training camp with a hamstring injury. Carpenter is one of the better kickers in the league and is almost certain to win the Bills' starting job once again this season.

Aug
17

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker seen jogging at training camp for first time

Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was seen jogging at camp today for the first time since undergoing foot surgery early on in OTAs. He was taking it easy and jogging slowly, nonetheless, it is still progress. The Dolphins' first-round pick is expected to compete with Greg Jennings for a starting job. The team has consistently stated that he is fully expected to be ready Week 1.

Aug
17

Bills RB Karlos Williams hospitalized with illness

Bills running back Karlos Williams has been hospitalized with an unknown illness. Reports had recently surfaced stating that Williams has been extremely impressive and is making a push for the RB2 job. Head coach Rex Ryan spoke about the rookies status but didn't know much more than anybody else. "Once we find out, you guys will know," Ryan said. "He woke up in the morning. He felt a little something weight lifting in the afternoon [Sunday]. But it wasn't anything. But now he obviously he had this thing where if you'd touch him ... obviously he's in a lot of pain."

Aug
18

Patriots QB Tom Brady plans to attend Wednesday's court hearing

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady intends to attend Wednesday's court hearing regarding his four-game suspension. Neither Brady nor commissioner Roger Goodell are required to be present. Nonetheless, Brady feels it's necessary for him to be there. Brady's lawyer Jeff Kessler also filed another motion on Friday that pretty much claimed that this whole case is and the NFL is trying to take the attention off domestic abuse, concussions and other more serious issues. PatriotsInsider.com's Chris Simoneau wrote a great article on it in more detail.

Aug
18

Patriots QB Tom Brady present at settlement talks Tuesday, will not attend hearing on Wednesday

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended settlement talks with federal judge James Francis on Tuesday. The talks reportedly went nowhere and Brady has opted to participate in Wednesday's joint practice with the Saints instead of attending the court hearing. Earlier it was reported that Brady planned on going to the hearing, which he did. However, after today he's changed his mind.

Aug
18

Bills RB LeSean McCoy suffers hamstring injury

Bills running back LeSean McCoy limped off the field Tuesday night with a left hamstring injury. He is set to undergo an MRI. Head coach Rex Ryan said his hamstring was "intact" so it's not a Grade 3 injury, which means the muscle is torn off of the bone. Still, McCoy's Week 1 availability is still a major question now. Monitor this situation closely, the MRI will be crucial for a timetable for his return.

Aug
18

Bills WR Percy Harvin dealing with hip injury

Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin is dealing with a hip injury. According to head coach Rex Ryan, the injury is "worse than first thought" and he required a pain-killing injection. The team is hoping Harvin will be able to play again this preseason. Hip issues are nothing new for Harvin, he missed almost all of the 2013 season with a hip injury.

Aug
18

Bills RB Karlos Williams to miss 'at least' two weeks

Bills running back Karlos Williams underwent an undisclosed procedure and will miss "at least" two weeks. However, head coach Rex Ryan says he will be ready for the season opener against the Colts. There is still no word what the illness is or what kind of procedure he had. Williams could realistically be the Bills Week 1 starter. LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson are both dealing with hamstring issues, Williams was already pushing for Jackson's job prior to the injury.

Aug
18

Free agent QB Matt Flynn signs with Jets

The Jets have signed free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn to a one-year deal. With Geno Smith out until at least October, Flynn will serve as the primary backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick until Smith returns. There is a very strong possibility he'll be cut after that. Unless of course Fitzpatrick falls flat on his face, which is not out of the question.

Aug
19

Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady 'open to accepting some sort of suspension'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "is open to accepting some form of suspension" according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. However, he's only willing to accept a suspension if "it can be for failing to cooperate with the NFL rather than admitting to the Wells' Report findings". Still, the league is refusing and talks are going "nowhere". Brady's legal team and the NFL will meet in court today. Brady will not be present.