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Tom E. Curran's AFC Power Rankings after Week 1

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Tom E. Curran's AFC Power Rankings after Week 1

Haven’t seen you since Andrew Luck retired. Haven’t seen you since Antonio Brown was a Raider and Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman and Demaryius Thomas hadn’t set foot on the field. Haven’t seen you since the third week of August when we dropped our preseason power rankings. Now that we’ve got Week 1 under our belts, here’s how the official and endorsed, authentic power rankings stack up.

Ex-New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen works out for Houston Texans

Ex-New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen works out for Houston Texans

Could Ryan Allen soon join up with one of the Patriots' AFC foes?

The left-footed punter, who was released by the Pats on Aug. 19 after six seasons with the team, worked out for the Texans on Friday according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. Houston also worked out ex-Vikings punter Matt Wile.

New England moved on from Allen, a three-time Super Bowl champion, in favor of rookie Jake Bailey. The 29-year-old has averaged 45.3 yards per punt in his career and was one of the Patriots' most valuable players in their Super Bowl 53 victory over the Rams.

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NFL Rumors: Dolphins trade Laremy Tunsil to Texans for multiple future draft picks

NFL Rumors: Dolphins trade Laremy Tunsil to Texans for multiple future draft picks

It appears Brian Flores and the Dolphins are embracing a tank. In a shocking move on cutdown day, Miami sent prized left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Texans in exchange for multiple draft picks, per Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero

The Dolphins' haul includes two first round picks and one second round pick from Houston, along with Johnson Bademosi and Julian Davenport

This comes on a day where the Texans traded star edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks for a third round pick and two linebackers. While they weakened their defensive line, they turned around and bolstered a severe weakness at left tackle.

On Miami's end, they continue to unload talent for cap space and future draft picks. They were reportedly eyeing quarterbacks at the top of the 2020 NFL Draft, including Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert. This is good news for the Patriots since they'll see the Dolphins twice in the regular season, but they will likely be a team to keep an eye on with the amount of future assets they currently hold. 

For Brian Flores resetting a team's culture to model what the Patriots have built over the last 20 years definitely doesn't happen overnight. In the meantime, quarterback Josh Rosen will try to prove he's a franchise quarterback with one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. That is, of course, once he supplants Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job. 

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