Revis: Tebow is a 'born leader'

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Revis: Tebow is a 'born leader'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Darrelle Revis says Tim Tebow is a "born leader'' who shows passion in everything he does -- even when the New York Jets backup quarterback is "eating lunch.''

The All-Pro cornerback has been impressed with how Tebow has fit right in with his new teammates after being acquired from Denver in March. Revis says he has noticed that Tebow has "the gift'' of being able to lead and does so by example all the time.

Revis adds that Tebow has the "it'' factor and teammates see his passion "all the time . . . eating lunch.''
Talk about food for thought. But how does he show passion in his eating?

"He's just into stuff,'' a smiling Revis said. "I'm like, 'All right buddy, we're not competing.' ''

Neither Garoppolo nor Brissett will speak at Wednesday press conference

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Neither Garoppolo nor Brissett will speak at Wednesday press conference

FOXBORO -- The Patriots have an odd situation at quarterback this week. They have two quarterbacks on the roster, but it's unclear which of them will start.

Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with a shoulder injury, and Jacoby Brissett has a thumb issue that required a tape job for Tuesday's practice. Usually on Wednesdays, the Patriots starting quarterback steps to the podium at Gillette Stadium for a question-and-answer session with reporters, but neither quarterback is scheduled to speak today -- either at the podium or in the locker room.

Indications are that tight end Rob Gronkowski will be the player to speak to reporters instead of one of the two injured signal-callers.

The Patriots will release their first practice report of the week on Wednesday afternoon. The team has not added a third quarterback to its roster so it's expected that at least one of, if not both, Garoppolo or Brissett will be good to go against the Bills on Sunday. 

Patriots punter Ryan Allen named AFC special teams player of the week

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Patriots punter Ryan Allen named AFC special teams player of the week

FOXBORO -- Ryan Allen was the definition of an x-factor on Thursday night against the Texans. 

He punted seven times for an average of 47.6 yards per boot, and none of them were returned. A career-high six of his seven landed inside the 20-yard line, and the one that did not was marked right at the 20. He dropped his other punts at the 11, 10, 10, 14, 5 and 4-yard lines, helping to limit Houston's average starting field position to the 15-yard line. 

Allen has won the award now twice in his career. He also took it home in 2014 following a Week 14 win over the Chargers.

It is the second AFC Player of the Week honor for a Patriots special teamer this year. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski picked it up after kicking the game-winning field goal against the Cardinals back in Week 1.