While Jon Beason recovers from a broken bone and torn ligament in his right foot, a veteran and a rookie will get long looks as starting linebackers for the New York Giants.
Henry Hynoski became an unrestricted free agent recently after the Giants refused to tender him a contract. He spoke with the Lions on Wednesday before rejoining Big Blue.
Twenty-seven free agents of all types and a 7-9 record just doesn’t add up. And bad math adds up to a lot of pink slips, even if it means a pile of green paper at the other end for the dearly departed.
Rex Ryan can’t lament this defeat for long. He and the Jets have another grudge match coming up.
Mark Sanchez got off the field in one piece, and that might have been the only good thing about his encounter with the relentless Ravens defense.
Under normal conditions, the Jets would be sky high after their 32-3 win over the Jaguars, but they are holding their collective breaths and crossing their fingers about the status of Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold.
Ben Roethlisberger hit rookie Antonio Brown on a 58-yard pass play on third-and-19, and Rashard Mendenhall scored from the 2 with 1:33 remaining to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-24 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff game Saturday.