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  1. QB-ready teams can handle long lockout

    Tim Graham

    The NFL long has been a quarterback-dominated league. But quarterbacks will be more important than ever in 2011 if a protracted labor stoppage wipes out offseason workouts or encroaches on training camps. ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton wro...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  2. Will AFC East recycle Plaxico Burress?

    Tim Graham

    Plaxico Burress is scheduled to get out of the pokey June 6. That would give the former New York Giants receiver plenty of time to get on a roster and play a full season. If a labor standoff doesn't compress the summer workout schedule, Burress al...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  3. Will Patriots TE success cause a trend?

    Tim Graham

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL is a league of imitators. One team does something well, another team will try to emulate it. The New England Patriots seemed progressively retro when they morphed their shotgun offense into sets with multiple tight ends. Th...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  4. Howard Green goes from yo-yo to hero

    Tim Graham

    An important Super Bowl moment has been lost somewhat amid Aaron Rodgers' performance, Jordy Nelson's numbers, Charles Woodson's injury and even speculation about what Brett Favre was thinking. In the first quarter, Green Bay Packers defensive lin...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  5. No hardware, but AFC East rookies solid

    Tim Graham

    Winners for the Associated Press 2010 Rookies of the Year will be announced Friday. Both appear to be foregone conclusions. What a shock it would be if St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh didn't...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  6. How do AFC East QBs stack up for 2011?

    Tim Graham

    All four AFC East starting quarterbacks are under contract and in place for 2011. Yet each comes with his own set of intriguing circumstances and at least one major question for next season. Even the resident superstar, New England Patriots qua...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  7. How I See It: AFC East Stock Watch

    Tim Graham

    FALLING Chad Henne, Dolphins quarterback: He mostly was quiet when the Miami Dolphins opened their season 2-0 on the road. Since the Dolphins opened up their passing attack, they're 0-2, with both losses at home. Henne has rolled up big aerial yar...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  8. A glance at AFC East's undrafted rookies

    Tim Graham

    You can tell a lot about a team by the number of undrafted rookies who make the roster. Undrafted rookies are essential, but they are a case of good news, bad news. They are pleasant finds for the scouting department and indicate a keen eye for...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  9. AFC East wire: Year to forget for Merling

    Tim Graham

    Miami Dolphins Miami Herald reporter Barry Jackson writes troubled defensive lineman Phillip Merling's 2010 has gotten more ruinous with news of a potentially season-ending Achilles injury. Palm Beach Post columnist Greg Stoda contemplates Jimm...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  10. How do AFC East receiving corps rate?

    Tim Graham

    Brandon Marshall, Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards, Lee Evans. That's quite a collection of receiving talent in the AFC East, providing a sense the division contains some of the elite receiving corps in the league. Not s...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  11. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    Two penalty-related items caught my eye on Mike Reiss' blog at ESPNBoston.com. Reiss noted the New England Patriots already had surpassed last season's total of accepted penalties, and quarterback Tom Brady had been cited for delay of game almost ...

    Blog | November 28, 2009
  12. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    When it comes to false starts, the Buffalo Bills have been finger-choppin' bad. At his first practice Wednesday, interim head coach Perry Fewell gave an indication of how much tolerance he'll have for false starts. The Bills lead the NFL by far wi...

    Blog | November 21, 2009
  13. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    Indianapolis Star reporter Phil Richards wrote a piece this week about the spike in roughing the passer calls thanks to the so-called Tom Brady rule. There has been a lot of whining from defensive players and pundits. They've mocked the rule as on...

    Blog | October 31, 2009
  14. Jenkins injury leaves mammoth void in Jets' D

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As much as Mark Sanchez's display gave New York Jets fans indigestion, the loss of nose tackle Kris Jenkins should make them sick to their stomachs. Jen...

    Blog | October 18, 2009
  15. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    We've already hammered the Buffalo Bills enough this week about their proclivity for yellow flags. Plenty has been written about their league-leading 51 flags and league-leading 44 accepted penalties and left tackle Demetrius Bell topping the NFL ...

    Blog | October 17, 2009
  16. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    While their divisional rivals were mostly disciplined in Week 3, the Buffalo Bills shot to the top of the AFC East penalty tracker with Sunday's sloppy loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Bills committed 14 penalties. A dozen of them were accepted...

    Blog | October 03, 2009