Jets coach Bowles hospitalized, doesn’t travel with team to New England

Jets coach Bowles hospitalized, doesn’t travel with team to New England

Jets coach Todd Bowles was admitted to a hospital Friday afternoon with an undisclosed illness and did not travel with the team to New England, the team announced. The Jets play the Patriots Saturday at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.

Bowles is in stable condition and it’s unclear if he’ll be able to join the team for the game in Foxboro. If he is unavailable, assistant head coach Mike Caldwell will serve as head coach.

Manish Mehta, who covers the Jets for the New York Daily News, tweeted the following:

The Jets are 4-10 and Bowles, whose job status has been the subject of speculation in a disappointing season, is 16-17 overall after a 10-6 season in 2015 in his first season as an NFL head coach. 

Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

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Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.

The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit. 


Patriots release Shea McClellin

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Patriots release Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season. 

The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons.  ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012. 

McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.