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Phinsider Victory Of The Week Open Thread Vol. 588

Phinsider Victory Of The Week Open Thread Vol. 588

It’s Friday, so it’s time for us to welcome you to another VOTW post. Today’s open conversation prompt is just that - what is your victory for this week? Did something extraordinary happen this week? Is it the small thing worth celebrating? Was it Miami Dolphins related? Was it in your professional life? Your personal life? We all had something, big or small, that was a victory, and we want to know what yours was.

This post is yours, the site member, aka one of our family here at the Phinsider. This post is your chance to share your victory...

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Where does DeVante Parker rank in all-time wide receiver earnings?

Where does DeVante Parker rank in all-time wide receiver earnings?

DeVante Parker earned over $54 million throughout four contracts with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.

DeVante Parker retired from the NFL on Monday after spending nine seasons with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Parker signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason but will instead ride off to spend more time with his family.

A 2015 first-round draft pick by the Dolphins, Parker cashed in throughout his career with four contracts and currently sits at No. 51 in all-time career earnings among wide receivers. His $54.1 million earned is sandwiched between former [Kansas City...

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Dolphins S Jordan Poyer speaks on the importance of OTAs:  I want to know the guy I’m playing with

Dolphins S Jordan Poyer speaks on the importance of OTAs:  I want to know the guy I’m playing with

Jordan Poyer aims to anchor Miami’s secondary after spending seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

Jordan Poyer spent seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills and played a crucial role in four straight AFC East titles. A team captain in each of the last four years, the 2021 first-team All-Pro safety aims to hit the ground running with the Miami Dolphins.

Brandon Jones signed a three-year deal with the Denver Broncos and DeShon Elliot joined the Pittsburgh Steelers on a two-year contract, leaving Poyer to start next to Jevon Holland.

“Jevon is a great player,” Poyer said Wednesday. “Talented as heck,...

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Javon Baker becomes fourth Patriots draft pick to sign rookie deal

Javon Baker becomes fourth Patriots draft pick to sign rookie deal

The Central Florida product landed at pick No. 110 overall in April.

The process of getting the 2024 New England Patriots draft class under contract is halfway over.

Javon Baker officially signed his rookie deal on Friday, the organization announced. The wide receiver by way of Alabama and Central Florida marks the fourth selection on the books in Foxborough.

Selected in the fourth round at pick No. 110 overall, Baker appeared in 48 games during his run from the Crimson Tide to the Knights. Across a pair of seasons at the latter stop, he made 24 starts on the way...

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Weekend Chat: Kickoff the summer

Weekend Chat: Kickoff the summer

Memorial Day kicks off the summer, so what are your summer plans?

Welcome back to our weekend chat, Buffalo Bills fans.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, even though those of us in Western New York still have a few weeks of school left for the kiddos. We had 80+ weather this week, too, so you might be itching to get outside and enjoy all the fun things the outdoors have to offer in Buffalo and beyond.

So what’s your thing? What’s your outdoor activity you love to do?

Last year for my birthday, my wife got...

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Why so pessimistic?: NFL national media doesn't trust the 2024 Buffalo Bills

Why so pessimistic?: NFL national media doesn't trust the 2024 Buffalo Bills

Pessimism has reigned supreme among national media outlets regarding the Bills' chances in 2024, putting them back where they love to be — as underdogs.

The NFL revealed its 2024 schedule last week, and we could see a lot of projections coming around, especially from the big national media websites. Bleacher Report projected the Bills to go 9-8 and finish third in the division. ESPN has the Bills with 9.2 wins in 2024, in Mike Clay's Projection Guide — the list goes on. However, one common denominator prevails most of the time: A healthy dose of pessimism regarding an AFC...

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Robert Saleh said Sauce Gardner might shadow some pass catchers this season. Who might that be against?

Robert Saleh said Sauce Gardner might shadow some pass catchers this season. Who might that be against?

The Jets top cornerback faces a formidable lineup of top wide receivers this year

Earlier this week head coach Robert Saleh said that all pro cornerback Sauce Gardner might follow some teams’ best pass catchers regardless of where they line up this season.

As laid out by Gang Green Nation founder John B earlier this week, that might not matter as much as it sounds like it would at face value:

The Jets haven’t usually used Sauce shadowing the other team’s best receiver since they have a strong number two corner in DJ Reed. Given the team’s propensity for...

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The 10 Best Patriots Moments of 2023: No. 5

The 10 Best Patriots Moments of 2023: No. 5

Our offseason countdown continues with the fifth-best Patriots moment of 2023.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!

The unofficial start of summer begins today. Long weekends, summer Fridays, beach houses, and making a complete fool of yourself at backyard barbecues. Hopefully everyone has something fun on the docket for this weekend as we all take some time to remember those who sacrificed everything for our freedom to do anything.

Before I take off for the day, I wanted to begin the weekend on a high note with the No. 5 Best New England Patriots Moment of 2023. I’ve been excited for...

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Patriots 2024 player profile: Bailey Zappe’s future in question in New England

Patriots 2024 player profile: Bailey Zappe’s future in question in New England

Zappe has started eight games over his first two years.

There were many reasons the New England Patriots finished with a 4-13 record last season. Poor quarterback play was one of the biggest.

To avoid a similar problem this in 2024, New England overhauled their QB this offseason. That was headline day drafting North Carolina’s Drake Maye with the No. 3 overall pick, while the team also signed veteran Jacoby Brissett in free agency and traded Mac Jones.

Still in the room from last season is Bailey Zappe, who started the final six games for New England last year. But...

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New England Patriots links 5/24/24 - Media allows hope for Pats’ WRs... then squashes it

New England Patriots links 5/24/24 - Media allows hope for Pats’ WRs... then squashes it

Daily news and links for Friday

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  • Taylor Kyles’ Film Room: Why Ja’Lynn Polk could become a versatile weapon for Patriots.
  • Taylor Kyles and Jarrett Bailey discuss why the Patriots offense could be ‘sneaky explosive’ in 2024, and which players may be due for great seasons under Alex van Pelt. (11 min. video)
  • Andy Hart says the Patriots [WRs are a lot of...
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Patriots Daily: Ex-Patriots Quarterback Now a Wide Receiver

Patriots Daily: Ex-Patriots Quarterback Now a Wide Receiver

The New England Patriots quarterback room needed a revolving door in 2023. Eight different QBs were with the Patriots at some point last season: Mac Jones, Bailey Zappe, Trace McSorley, Malik Cunningham, Matt Corral, Ian Book, Will Grier, and Nathan Rourke. Zappe remains in New England. The rest of the group consists of four NFL quarterbacks playing elsewhere, a UFL QB, one unsigned free agent, and now an NFL wide receiver.

Malik Cunningham signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent following the 2023 NFL Draft. He played only six snaps for New England and getting sacked for a...

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#PostPulpit Mailbag: Should the Patriots have been more aggressive for a pure left tackle?

#PostPulpit Mailbag: Should the Patriots have been more aggressive for a pure left tackle?

The latest edition of our Patriots mailbag answers questions about left tackles, the QB room, and more.

The New England Patriots kicked off OTA’s on Monday while mandatory minicamp — which concludes with Tom Brady night inside Gillette Stadium — is quickly approaching in June.

So, as the work intensifies before players break until training camp, let’s get into this week’s #PostPulpit mailbag.

Why did we try to get cute with this plan to turn RTs into LTs (Okorafor and Wallace) instead of just bringing in an actual starting-caliber left tackle? - Matt1102

This is the biggest second-guess of the...

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