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Bills-Jets had an uncalled taunting foul on Spencer Brown, given the Cassius Marsh “posturing” standard

In bending over backwards to defend referee Tony Corrente’s Gran Torino moment from two Monday nights ago, the NFL decided that “posturing” toward an entire sideline after a big play counts as taunting. While it provided a semi-plausible explanation for the decision to flag (and later fine) Marsh, it created a standard that won’t be [more]

Joe Flacco: I’m not vaccinated, I won’t say why to avoid creating a distraction

Jets quarterback Joe Flacco is the latest NFL player to acknowledge publicly that he’s unvaccinated, saying at his first press conference after being named the starter for Sunday’s game that he did not get the COVID-19 vaccine and will not say why. “I’m not vaccinated,” Flacco said when asked directly. Asked to discuss his reasons, [more]

Tua Tagovailoa limited in Wednesday’s practice

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was dressed but not expected to play Sunday. An injury to Jacoby Brissett, though, necessitated Tagovailoa to return to the field a week earlier than expected. Tagovailoa, who has a fracture in his left middle finger, is expected to be ready to start this week, Brian Flores said Wednesday morning. Tagovailoa [more]

Dolphins sign Jamal Perry to active roster, Jake Luton to practice squad

The Dolphins announced Wednesday they have signed cornerback Jamal Perry to the active roster. The team also signed linebacker Kobe Jones and quarterback Jake Luton to the practice squad. Perry has spent the entire season on the Dolphins’ practice squad. He was elevated for three games, making two special teams tackles. Perry has appeared in [more]

Jets activate Kyle Phillips off PUP

The Jets activated defensive end Kyle Phillips from the physically unable to perform list, the team announced Wednesday. The Jets designated Phillips to return to practice Oct. 27 after he started the season on PUP. He twice injured his ankle in an Oct. 26, 2020, loss to the Bills, ending his season and delaying the [more]

Robert Saleh: Joe Flacco’s “steadying experience” made him choice to start

On Monday, Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that quarterback Mike White “deserves better” than to be “anointed the next coming” after his starting debut by the same people who wanted him thrown away after throwing four interceptions in last Sunday’s loss to the Bills. While Saleh might feel that way, he didn’t feel White [more]

Brian Flores expects Tua Tagovailoa to be ready to start against the Jets

Last Thursday, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came in and saved the day for the Dolphins when Jacoby Brissett went out with a knee injury. Tagovailoa didn’t start due to a fracture in the middle finger of his left hand, but was still able to finish 8-of-13 passing for 158 yards. And he scored a 1-yard rushing [more]

Report: Joe Flacco likely to start for Jets on Sunday

The Jets have a new starting quarterback: Joe Flacco. Flacco is likely to start on Sunday against the Dolphins, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. The move comes as a surprise, but with Zach Wilson not yet healthy enough to play and Mike White coming off a rough game, the Jets hope Flacco can provide [more]

Xavien Howard named AFC defensive player of the week

The Dolphins haven’t often put together performances to smile about this season. But their win over the Ravens in Week 10 was a signature performance. Cornerback Xavien Howard had one of the key plays in the fourth quarter, when he punched the ball out of receiver Sammy Watkins‘ arms, picked it up, and returned it [more]

Brett Favre misses deadline to repay outstanding interest to Mississippi

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre missed a deadline to repay $228,000 in outstanding interest on misappropriated welfare money he received from the state of Mississippi for no-show speaking appearances. According to Emily Wagster Pettus of the Associated Press, Mississippi state auditor Shad White said Tuesday that Favre had failed to repay the state and [more]

Jets sign Rachad Wildgoose off Bills practice squad

The Jets have made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, including acquiring a player from a division rival. New York signed cornerback Rachad Wildgoose off of Buffalo’s practice squad, the team announced. Wildgoose, a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft, has not appeared in a regular-season game for the Bills after he was a [more]

Ravens release Le’Veon Bell

The Ravens are moving on from Le'Veon Bell. The running back posted a goodbye message to social media on Tuesday, which was followed by multiple reports of his release from the club. “This hurts, but it’s been a blessing to be here to say the least, I’ve enjoyed every second of this short period & [more]

“Another few weeks” before Mekhi Becton will be ready to return for Jets

Among the many things that have gone wrong for the Jets this season is the knee injury that left tackle Mekhi Becton suffered in the first week of the regular season. Becton needed surgery and a timeline of four-to-eight weeks was given for his recovery, but Becton isn’t ready to return and head coach Robert [more]

Former All-Pro defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison announces retirement

Nose tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 32 over the weekend. “Leaving out the same way I came in…with my head held high and unapologetic. It’s been real @NFL 🙏🏾 thanks for giving a kid from the projects of New Iberia & Lake Charles Louisiana a chance. [more]

Robert Saleh on Rex Ryan: He knows where to find me, he’s always got something to say

Jets coach Robert Saleh responded today to the harsh criticism former Jets coach Rex Ryan doled out on ESPN. “I’ve never met Rex. I’ve never had a conversation with Rex. I don’t even know him, except for people who know him throughout the league. Obviously, if it’s that personal for him, he knows where to [more]

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