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NFL Capsule: Dolphins at Jets

NFL Capsule: Dolphins at Jets

MIAMI (3-3) At NEW YORK JETS (3-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Jets by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 3-3; New York 5-2

SERIES RECORD - Jets lead 49-45-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 18; Jets No. 20

LAST MEETING - Jets beat Dolphins 23-20 in overtime, Sept. 23, 2012

LAST WEEK - Dolphins had bye; Jets lost to Patriots 29-26 OT





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jets won last meeting on Nick Folk's 33-yard field goal in overtime - after Dolphins' Dan Carpenter missed attempts in fourth quarter and OT. ... Dolphins 12-10 in games following bye, but 0-3 against Jets in matchups after their week off. ... QB Ryan Tannehill leads all Dolphins rookie QBs in team history in completions (118), attempts (198), yards (1,454) and completion percentage (59.6) through first six games. Since throwing two INTs at Arizona on Sept. 30, Tannehill has none in two games since. He also has quarterback rating of at least 91.0 in each game during span. ... RB Reggie Bush averaging 4.8 yards per carry as member of Dolphins, which ties him with Tony Nathan for second on team's career list. ... WR Davone Bess needs 8 yards receiving to pass Howard Twilley (3,064) for 13th place on team's career list. Needs 37 yards on punt returns to pass Wes Welker (1,232) for second in team history. Jake Scott is first with 1,330. ... DE Cameron Wake has 6 1/2 sacks this season, giving him 34 1/2 - most ever by a Dolphins player in his first four seasons. ... Miami defense leads NFL with allowing opponents a third-down conversion rate of 25.8 percent. ... Dolphins have not allowed 100-yard rusher in 20 straight games, team's longest streak since also going 20 in row from 2002-03. ... Jets looking to sweep regular-season series for first time in Rex Ryan's three-plus seasons as coach. ... At halftime, New York retiring No. 90 jersey of former DE Dennis Byrd, who was briefly paralyzed from the waist down after a collision in a game in 1992. ... QB Mark Sanchez's 96.0 quarterback rating in last two weeks ranks him first in AFC in that category during that span. Sanchez coming off 328-yard passing effort, fourth-highest total of career. ... Backup QB Tim Tebow continues limited role, playing only 49 of team's offensive snaps. Is 2 of 3 passing for 32 yards and has rushed for 76 yards on 22 carries. ... Since WR Santonio Holmes was lost for season to foot injury, second-year WR Jeremy Kerl ey is fourth in AFC in yards receiving (238) and yards per catch (15.9). ... RB Shonn Greene leads NFL by going 7 for 7 so far on third-and-1 attempts. ... Antonio Cromartie, who has stepped in as team's No. 1 CB since Darrelle Revis was lost for season with knee injury, tied for AFC lead with three INTs and his 10 INTs since joining Jets in 2010 ties him for second among AFC CBs. His 25 INTs since 2007 ranks him second only to Baltimore's Ed Reed during that time span. ... Folk has made all 11 FG attempts this season, including a 54-yarder last week at New England.


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Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst


Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst

The Ravens have their entire 2018 draft class locked up.

The team agreed to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Hurst's rookie contract - like all first-round picks - is a four-year deal with a team option of a fifth year. According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the 25th overall pick is due $11.1 million. 

The 24-year old, who was a walk on at South Carolina at 21-years old after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, finished his three-year career with 100 receptions, 1,281 yards and three touchdowns.

Standing at 6-foot-3, Hurst will be a nice addition to the TE corps with Nick Boyle and third-round draft pick Mark Andrews. 

Fellow first-round pick Lamar Jackson signed his rookie contract on June 5th.

Training camp kicks off for the Ravens July 19th. 


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Ravens experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

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Ravens experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

Since drafting Lamar Jackson, the Ravens have made it clear that Joe Flacco is their starter. That doesn't mean they're not experimenting with having them both on the field at the same time, however. 

During this week's minicamp, the team has been lining Jackson up at multiple positions. 

"Gosh, I sure like him out there helping us," coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson during Tuesday's minicamp, via ESPN.com.

"If you put two quarterbacks on the field at once, what options does it create for our offense? That's what we're trying to figure out."

While at Louisville, Jackson rushed for 4,132 yards and 50 touchdowns in three seasons. That's more rushing yards than No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley. That unique skill set could be the creative options the Ravens are looking for. 

While at the NFL Combine, however, Jackson refused to workout at any other position than QB. 

"I have a lot of fun seeing what they come up with and what they're going to come up with next," Jackson said. "We'll see where it goes. You have to use your good players."

The Ravens are already viewing Jackson as one of those 'good players.' 

"Once he gets out of the pocket, it's like watching a young Michael Vick," LB C.J. Mosley said after minicamp practice. "It's amazing to watch. When you're defending him, you just have to act like you're tagging off -- you don't want to be on the highlight reel."

Harbaugh has alluded to the fact that the rookie will be active on game days, just exactly how they get the most out of him is what's in play.

"There's a lot of considerations that go into that," Harbaugh said of using two QBs at the once. "Everybody has an opinion. I've read a few. You want to find a way to get the most out of all your guys."

While Flacco isn't the fasted QB in the league, he has shown glimpses of running ability in the past. Figuring out how to utilize Flacco when Jackson is under center is where things will get interesting.

Interesting - as long as it works - is what Ravens fans have been searching for over the last several seasons. 

"Joe has to be able to do other things if [Jackson is] throwing the ball," Harbaugh said. "It gets the creative juices flowing for our offensive coaches, and they've worked hard on that."