Jets announce Revis has torn ACL

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Jets announce Revis has torn ACL

Jets coach Rex Ryan announced at his press conference today that cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a torn ACL.

Revis appeared to twist his left knee awkwardly in the third quarter of the Jets 23-20 overtime win over the Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. He left the game and did not return.

Ryan said the team has not yet officially placed Revis on injured reserve, but his season is over.

"Obviously that's a significant injury and it's something that we're going to have to overcome as a football team," Ryan said. "For him I feel bad about it because he's such a great player and a great teammate. We're going to lose that presence."

The injury is a huge blow to the Jets. When Revis is healthy, he is the most dominant cornerback in the league, able to shut down most teams' top receiving options.

Kyle Wilson will now likely take on a starting role for the Jets along with fellow corner Antonio Cromartie.

What's this mean for the Patriots, who play the Jets in Week 7? It will probably an easier day for Brandon Lloyd, who likely would have drawn a matchup with Revis. Otherwise? Hard to say. Revis allows the Jets to be very aggressive defensively. Without him, Ryan's scheme will likely look much different from the one we've been used to seeing over the last few years.

Ninkovich on Patricia's Goodell shirt: 'I don’t think it’s a big deal'

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Ninkovich on Patricia's Goodell shirt: 'I don’t think it’s a big deal'

Pro Football Talk reported last week that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is still frustrated that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wore a Barstool t-shirt that had shows him wearing a clown nose.

In an interview with the Boston Herald, linebacker Rob Ninkovich said he didn't think there was anything wrong with Patricia's t-shirt choice.

“Everyone has the right to wear whatever shirt they want,” Ninkovich said. "Everyone has to wear a shirt, right? You can’t just wear no shirt. I think someone threw it at (Patricia), and he said, ‘All right, nice shirt, it’s cool, it’s blue, so I’ll put it on.’ I thought it was a funny shirt.

“I don’t think it’s a big deal. . . People want to take it how they want to take it. If you really think about it, everyone has to wear clothes, so you just put a shirt on, and you know, it is what it is. I think it’s a nice shirt. It’s blue. I love blue. My favorite color is blue.”

The shirt may have interfered with Patricia's head coaching candidacy during the 2017 offseason, NFL Media's Jason La Canfora said on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher And Rich" in February 

Patriots release OL Chase Farris with non-football injury designation

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Patriots release OL Chase Farris with non-football injury designation

The Patriots made a move on Thursday that opened up a roster spot exactly one week before the start of training camp practices. 

The team announced that it waived offensive lineman Chase Farris. It did so with a "non-football injury" designation. Farris spent most of last season on the Patriots practice squad after catching on with New England's 10-man unit in October. The former Ohio State product was a reserve option on the interior for Bill Belichick and Dante Scarnecchia. 

With Farris now out of the mix, the Patriots have 89 players on their roster and can add one more before camp begins.

Interior offensive linemen on the Patriots roster now include David Andrews, Shaq Mason, Joe Thuney, Ted Karras, Jamil Douglas and James Ferentz. A handful of rookies -- including undrafted rookies Cole Croston and Jason King -- could also see work inside.

Rookies will report to camp on July 24, and veterans will do the same by July 26. On July 27, training camp practice will be held for the first time on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. The Patriots will practice for four consecutive days at 9 a.m. to kick off camp. All practices will be free and open to the public.