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AFC Notes: Bills, Jets, & Raiders

Bills

  • Mike Rodak of ESPN doesn’t believe the Bills should offer free agent LB Nigel Bradham more than $4 to 5 million per year in a new contract.
  • Rodak thinks the Bills could get by with Preston Brown, Ty Powell and a draft at inside linebacker if they allow Bradham to depart.
  • One free agent option for the Bills, according to Rodak, could be Jets ILB Demario Davis.

Jets

  • Darryl Slater of NJ.com considers it too early on in Darrelle Revis‘ career to move him to safety.
  • Slater guesses that the Jets won’t draft a quarterback this year, re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick and keep Geno Smith and Bryce Petty as their backups.
    In terms of needs for the Jets, Slater believes edge rusher should be at the top of their list.
  • Slater suggests Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith, Georgia’s Leonard Floyd, Eastern Kentucky’s Noah Spence, and Ohio State’s Darron Lee as inside/outside linebackers the team could consider in Round one.
  • According to Slater, it appears “highly improbable” that the Jets will retain veteran CB Antonio Cromartie at his $8 million cap figure, especially when they could pick up all $8 million in cap space by releasing him.
  • Slater doesn’t rule out the Jets considering Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott at No. 20 if they move on from Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.
  • Should the Patriots release veteran TE Scott Chandler, Slater believes it would be a “no-brainer” signing for New York.

Raiders

Matthew Artz of InsidetheBayArea.com writes that it would be hard to imagine the Raiders passing on an opportunity to move to Los Angeles in the event that the Chargers elect to stay in San Diego long-term.

If the alternative is no deal in Oakland … or going to this fabulous new facility and not having to put any equity into it, it would be very hard for a reasonable businessman to turn that down,” stadium consultant Marc Ganis said.

The Raiders are clearly doing everything in the power to secure a new stadium, which included a meeting in Las Vegas Friday regarding a new stadium scheduled to be built for UNLV.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Friday there have been no formal stadium discussions with the Raiders in recent weeks, but she’s still hopeful that they can figure something out that would keep them in Bay Area.

I recognize that the Raiders have a powerful brand and that they will always have options outside of Oakland,” Schaaf said. “And, I remain committed to proving to them that Oakland has the most to offer them.