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Wednesday morning one-liners

The Bills are searching for a new receivers coach after Phil McGeoghan left for the Chargers. Former Dolphins coach Pat Jones recalls tight end Hunter Goodwin as the toughest player he coached. The Patriots need to improve the pass rush this offseason. Jets S Jamal Adams says he was born to play football. The Ravens [more]

Nate Solder looking forward to facing Chris Long

Eagles defensive end Chris Long was involved in one of the biggest plays in the NFC Championship Game when he recovered a fumble caused by Derek Barnett in the first half to end a Vikings scoring chance and set up a touchdown that put the Eagles up 21-7. Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe saw the play [more]

Ronnie Harrison joins Alabama exodus to NFL

Defensive back Ronnie Harrison is joining several of his teammates in leaving Alabama for the NFL. Defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, wide receiver Calvin Ridley, running back Bo Scarbrough and defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne also are departing early. Harrison was a second-team All-SEC selection in his second year as a starter. He won’t go as high [more]

Raiders hiring Alabama defensive backs coach

Alabama defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley has accepted a job to coach the Raiders’ secondary, reports. Ansley agreed Monday to become Colorado State’s defensive coordinator. But Jon Gruden called and lured Ansley to Northern California. Ansley spent two years at Alabama and had one of the top units in college football in 2017. Alabama [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick declares for draft

Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick announced he will forgo his final season to enter the NFL draft. He is expected to be one of the top defensive players off the board. Fitzpatrick ranks as one of the best defensive players in the school’s history, which is saying something considering that history. The Crimson Tide went [more]

Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to stay in Tampa as the backup

Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick spent 2017 in Tampa Bay, as the backup to Jameis Winston. Fitzpatrick would like to do it again. “At this point in my career, I’m not going to be given or gifted a chance to start anywhere probably,” Fitzpatrick said, via “You know, there’s a lot of things that weigh [more]

Jets OC John Morton endorses another year of Josh McCown

Josh McCown is installed as the Jets starter for the rest of the season and the veteran has played well enough this year that there’s already conversation about bringing him back for another spin. Coach Todd Bowles said at his Thursday press conference that he’s not thinking that far ahead, but offensive coordinator John Morton [more]

Jameis Winston’s return off to good start

Jameis Winston‘s return is off to a good start. The Buccaneers took the opening kickoff and marched right down the field against the Packers, facing only one third down on their way to a 7-0 lead. Winston completed 4 of 5 passes for 60 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown to tight end Cameron Brate. It [more]

When he was last a starter, Geno Smith actually played pretty well

The perception around the NFL of Geno Smith is, frankly, that he stinks. That’s why, when Smith became a free agent this offseason, the best deal he could find was the one-year, $1.2 million contract he signed with the Giants. And that’s why everyone was so stunned this week when the Giants benched Eli Manning [more]

Dirk Koetter announces Jameis Winston will start

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter announced Wednesday that Jameis Winston will start Sunday against the Packers, according to Scott Smith of the team website. Koetter said Winston took the majority of practice reps Wednesday and is “cleared to go.” Winston missed the past three games with a shoulder injury, but his work has progressed each week [more]

Jameis Winston returns to practice, expected to start

The Buccaneers just put two starting offensive linemen on injured reserve. They’re willing to put quarterback Jameis Winston back on the field anyway. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Winston will be back on the practice field Wednesday, and barring a setback is expected to start Sunday against the Packers. Winston has [more]

Wednesday morning one-liners

Patriots QB Tom Brady has a league-leading 3,374 passing yards. Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is leading the league with a 73.0 percent completion rate late in close games. Dolphins QB Jay Cutler has thrown eight first-half interceptions, most in the NFL. Jets WR Jeremy Kerley has lost two fumbles inside his own 20-yard line. Ravens [more]

Falcons finally close out Bucs 34-20 as Julio Jones has 253-yard day

Julio Jones! The Bucs couldn’t keep up with Jones, allowing the Falcons to escape with a 34-20 victory. Atlanta failed to put away Tampa Bay after taking a 27-6 lead in the third quarter. The Bucs were on the doorstep of tying the game at 27, but Ryan Fitzpatrick threw incomplete on fourth-and-one at the [more]

Falcons looking like Super Bowl Falcons, and not in a good way

The Falcons led the Bucs 27-6 with 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter. They’re now trying to hold on. Sound familiar? Tampa Bay has scored the last two touchdowns on Peyton Barber runs of 2 and 1 to make it a game despite Julio Jones‘ huge day. Jones has 11 catches for 229 yards [more]

Falcons lead 20-6 at halftime behind Julio Jones’ big day

The Falcons have punted only once today, getting two Julio Jones touchdowns and two Matt Bryant field goals to take a 20-6 halftime lead on the Buccaneers. Matt Ryan went 13-for-19 for 140 yards and a touchdown. He had a 25-yard toss to Jones. Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu also threw a touchdown on a trick [more]