Muhammad Wilkerson isn’t the only member of Gang Green skipping out on practice, as Brian Costello of the New York Post writes. Sheldon Richardson has been absent from Jets practices this week, though he’s probably not looking for a new deal since the CBA prevents him from renegotiating his contract until after this season, his third. More from the AFC and NFC East..
- Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who is pushing for an extension, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, John Keim of ESPN.com writes. It’s not immediately clear when he’ll get back to his offseason work but he doesn’t seem to think that he’ll be held back by the issue during the season.
- ESPN.com’s Mike Sando (Insider sub. req’d) polled ESPN analysts to get their thoughts on all 32 teams, including the Dolphins. Collectively, Miami earned a “B” grade, thanks in large part to their offseason addition of Ndamukong Suh. “The best way to attack New England is up the middle and Suh gives them that ability,” Bill Polian said. “They really need to run the ball effectively. If they do that and protect [Ryan] Tannehill better, then throw it in fourth gear and let’s go.”
- Former teammate Darrelle Revis has little sympathy for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Manish Mehta of the Daily News writes.