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  1. Stephen Ross says Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito unlikely to r...

    James Walker

    Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was asked point blank if either Jonathan Martin or Richie Incognito will return to the team in 2014. "I don't believe so," Ross said.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  2. Mike Pouncey of Miami Dolphins says grand jury visit not a distra...

    James Walker

    Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey returned to practice Friday following his trip to Massachusetts to talk to investigators about the Aaron Hernandez case.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  3. Extension best for Dolphins, Incognito

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins simply could not handle the distraction of bringing Richie Incognito back to the team on Monday, when his four-game suspension was scheduled to end. Incognito also had a solid grievance case, because the Dolphins were withholding p...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  4. Miami Dolphins trying to put aside distractions in NFL investigat...

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins are trying to operate this week as though it's business as usual. However, this is not a normal week, with NFL investigators inside the team facility and asking questions about the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying scandal.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  5. Mike Pouncey of Miami Dolphins says subpoena not a distraction

    James Walker

    It's been a rough week for Miami Dolphins star center Mike Pouncey.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  6. Video: AFC East hot topics

    James Walker

    With one training camp already underway in Miami, there are plenty of hot topics to discuss in the AFC East. Can the New England Patriots handle offseason distractions? What about the New York Jets' quarterback situation? ESPN NFL analyst Damie...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  7. Ashley Fox: Patriots' reputation tarnished

    James Walker

    For years, the New England Patriots have been known as a model NFL franchise. New England, more than any team over the past dozen years, has been a football factory that found a way to stay focused in a league full of distractions. But has New Eng...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  8. Only Tom Brady immune to 'Patriot Way'

    James Walker

    The "Patriots Way" is a popular saying in Foxborough. It means several things, such as no distractions, establishing a strong football culture, and playing consistent and smart football. The Patriots, more than any NFL franchise, are machine-like ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  9. Tebow? Revis? Jets are distraction central

    James Walker

    Leave it to Tim Tebow to find a way to make headlines following a Darrelle Revis story. According to reports with the New York Post and, the popular New York Jets backup quarterback will report for voluntary workouts next week in a...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  10. Bart Scott: New York Jets lack talent

    James Walker

    From the outside, it appears the New York Jets had a bevy of issues this season. There were various distractions, led by the Tim Tebow saga. There was poor coaching, particularly on offense. The Jets also had back-biting teammates who ran to the m...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  11. Jets add another distraction

    James Walker

    The New York Jets are in dire straights after losing No. 1 receiver Santonio Holmes for the season with a foot injury. So how do the Jets fix the problem? They sign a receiver who ripped the team last year and called them "overhyped." You canno...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  12. Morning take: Osi on the Jets

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday morning in the AFC East: New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora hinted that a lack of distractions help keep them on top of the Jets. Morning take: Distractions are hard to avoid in New York...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  13. Jets add one more distraction with Favre

    James Walker

    Before the Tim Tebow distraction in New York, there was the Brett Favre distraction. This offseason, the New York Jets have to deal with both. The Jets still have residue from the Favre fallout. According to the Associated Press, two female mas...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  14. Camp Confidential: Pittsburgh Steelers

    James Walker

    LATROBE, Pa. -- Distractions and controversy? What distractions and controversy? The opening of training camp was business as usual for the reigning AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite offseason incidents that ranged from Hines Ward's arrest...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  15. Ward apologizes for being a 'distraction'

    James Walker

    PITTSBURGH -- Steelers team captain and veteran receiver Hines Ward had a guilty conscience Wednesday. Ward All that the throng of Pittsburgh media wanted to discuss in the locker room was Ward's controversial comments toward quarterback Ben ...

    Blog | December 02, 2009
  16. Video: Roethlisberger focusing on football

    James Walker

    ESPN's Rachel Nichols discusses how Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is handling distractions at camp....

    Blog | August 01, 2009