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Patriots hire former Jets OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo

New York Jets offensice line coach Dave DeGuglielmo

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The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that they have hired former Jets assistant Dave DeGuglielmo as their new offensive line coach.

DeGuglielmo -- aka, "Guge" -- will replace longtime assistant head coach/OL coach Dante Scarnecchia, who will retire after 32 seasons in the NFL, including 30 seasons with the team (1982-88, 1991-2013). Scarnecchia was the longest tenured...

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STC Ben Kotwica won't say if Jets tipped off officials on Pats play

Jets head coach Rex Ryan, left, and special

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So did the Jets tip off the officials about the Patriots special-teams play?

Ben Kotwica isn’t saying.

“We have correspondence with the officials and the league office during the course of the week,” the Jets coordinator said. “…Those discussions are private and I’m going to honor that and keep it that way.”

The war of words between the AFC East rivals reached a climax Wednesday,...

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Rex to Belichick: Make up your mind on 'push' penalty gripe

Rex Ryan talks about the disappointment in the

Rex Ryan isn’t trying to hear anything Bill Belichick has to say.

When told the New England coach called out the Jets for committing the same “push” penalty that led to a Patriots penalty and an overtime win for the Jets Sunday, Ryan delivered a not-so-subtle jab at his AFC East rival.

“That’s not true,” Ryan said firmly. “He’s got to make up his mind. Was he aware of this thing? Was...

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Jets sign ex-Pats CB Ras-I Dowling to practice squad

The Jets announced Wednesday morning that they had signed former Patriots cornerback Ras-I Dowling to the practice squad.

The former second-round pick of the Patriots in 2011 ended the past two seasons on injured reserve due to injury.

The Jets released Long Island's Miguel Maysonet from the practice squad Tuesday in order to create room for Dowling....

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Geno, Ivory nominated for performances vs. Pats

Geno Smith (no. 7) hands the ball off

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For the second time in two weeks, Geno Smith is a Pepsi Next Rookie of the Week nominee.

The Jets quarterback – who received the honor after leading the Jets to a Week 5 win in Atlanta – again is in the running following his performance against the Patriots. Smith threw for 233 passing yards, rushed for 32 and had two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) in the Jets' 30-27 overtime victory...

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Rex: 'We outplayed New England -- and that's why we won the game'


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In the aftermath of the Jets’ electrifying win over the hated Patriots, the questions mostly centered on the controversial call that changed the complexion of the game: the unexpected FG “pushing” penalty on Pats defensive lineman Chris Jones that gave Nick Folk another chance to be the hero in a 30-27 victory in overtime.

Everyone wanted to know whether Rex Ryan knew about the Patriots’...

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Brady: 'Losing sucks, and especially to the Jets'

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots reacts

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Tom Brady entered Week 7 with a lower completion percentage than Geno Smith. And by the end of overtime Sunday afternoon, the future Hall of Famer had been outplayed by his rookie counterpart.

“Losing sucks, and especially to the Jets,” the Patriots quarterback said during his weekly Monday morning radio appearance on Boston’s WEEI.

Brady finished 22 of 46 for 228 yards, but he was sacked...

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Patriot Games: NE used FG 'pushing' tactic against Saints

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Bill Belichick of

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Jets right guard Willie Colon said he overheard the referees say Sunday that they had warned the Patriots on a previous field-goal attempt about pushing. But the game -- a stunning 30-27 Jets' win -- wasn’t the first time New England's employed the tactic.

During the Patriots' dramatic come-from-behind win over the Saints last week, defensive tackle Chris Jones pushed teammate Will Svitek...

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Pats TE Rob Gronkowski active vs. Jets

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spikes

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As expected, Rob Gronkowski is active for Sunday’s Jets-Patriots rematch.

Despite a little gamesmanship from coach Bill Belichick -- who listed Gronkowski as questionable on Friday’s injury report – it was assumed the Pat tight end would make his season debut against the Jets.

Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, announced Friday morning that his client had been medically-cleared to play...

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Rob Gronkowski cleared for season debut vs. Jets

Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots catches

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Looks like the Patriots aren't taking Rex Ryan's advice to rest Rob Gronkowski for another week.

In a text message distributed to several media outlets Friday morning, Gronkowski's agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the Patriots tight end is a go for Week 7.

"Rob has now been cleared by all his doctors to play Sunday in the Jets game," Rosenhaus wrote.

The news ends a long...

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