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7:45 PM ET, January 5, 2023

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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Who has the edge?  Dolphins (8-8) vs. Jets (7-9), with the season on the line  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins and Dave Hyde discuss the Miami Dolphins quarterback concerns this week against the New York Jets and make their pick (, /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Discussion: Jets Wire, Denver Post and Mercury News
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Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
Five things to watch for in Dolphins-Jets game  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins and Dave Hyde discuss the Miami Dolphins quarterback concerns this week against the New York Jets and make their pick (, /South Florida Sun Sentinel)  —  The Miami Dolphins (8-8) host the New York Jets …
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins' Teddy Bridgewater still can't throw with injured finger; Miami preparing for all contingencies  —  Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel on signing quarterback Mike Glennon as backup to Teddy Bridgewater (finger injury) and Skylar Thompson.  (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Discussion: Boston Herald and ProFootballTalk
Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins sign quarterback Mike Glennon as backup to Teddy Bridgewater, Skylar Thompson
John Wawrow / Associated Press:
Damar Hamlin's recovery moving in positive direction and ‘we remain optimistic,’ says family rep for Buffalo Bills player  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 24  —  Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Spencer Brown (79) pauses as Damar Hamlin is examined by medical staff during the first half …
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John Wawrow / Associated Press:
Bills' Damar Hamlin remains critical as NFL players, communities rally around him  —  With tears beginning to well, Tennessee Titans linebacker Rashad Weaver shook his head and lowered it to his knees, his body swaying as he tried to express what it was like watching friend …
ESPN:
Sources: Rafael Devers, Red Sox finalizing 11-year, $331M extension  —  Third baseman Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox are finalizing an 11-year, $331 million contract extension, sources told ESPN, a deal that will keep the 26-year-old star from reaching free agency this year and constitutes …
CNN:
McCarthy loses ninth vote as his speaker bid faces increasingly dire prospects  —  Kevin McCarthy came up short once again on Thursday as he lost the ninth House vote to elect a new House speaker - the same number of voting rounds needed in 1923, which is the last time multiple ballots took place for the speakership.
Discussion: Politico and The Atlantic
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Lackluster rebounding is hurting the Chicago Bulls as 2nd-chance points continue to change games  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 24  —  Bulls guard Coby White, right, hoists guard Ayo Dosunmu during a postgame interview after a 121-112 over the Nets on Jan. 4, 2023, at the United Center.
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Sources: Wade Miley returns to Brewers on $4.5 million, 1-year deal  —  The Milwaukee Brewers are in agreement with free agent lefty Wade Miley on a 1-year, $4.5 million contract, sources confirmed to ESPN.  —  The deal, which was first reported by The Athletic, can earn him an additional $1.5 million in incentives.
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Cubs bring in veteran Hosmer on one-year deal, sources say  —  CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs filled a need at first base and designated hitter, giving free agent Eric Hosmer a one-year contract, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN on Wednesday.  —  Chicago will only have to pay Hosmer …
Antwan Staley / New York Daily News:
Robert Saleh continues to back Zach Wilson ‘through hell or high water’  —  The 2022 season has been difficult for Jets quarterback Zach Wilson.  —  He suffered a setback during the preseason that forced him to miss the first three games of the regular season.
 
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