AFC East Notes: Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

     

Bills

  • Bills GM Brandon Beane said Thursday during an interview with WGR 550 that he will “definitely” meet with UCLA QB Josh Rosen at the combine this week, will “see him out in California,” and “probably” scheduled a pre-draft visit in Buffalo. (Mike Rodak)
  • Beane also said he spoke to current Bills and former UCLA OT Conor McDermott a few times last season about Rosen.
  • Beane mentioned that he will either host all of the draft’s main quarterbacks in Buffalo on pre-draft visits or will visit them on campus before the draft. (Mike Rodak)
  • Beane did, however, admit that he might use two or three of their pre-draft visits as “smokescreens.” (Mike Rodak)
  • According to Beane, they plan to use their 30 pre-draft visits on players “across the draft,” meaning both early- and late-round picks.
  • Beane said it’s his understanding that free agent DT Kyle Williams is “planning on playing” in 2018. Beane added that he has not communicated directly with Williams since Eric Wood‘s retirement news conference in January, but he’s “waiting on” Williams’ agents to get back to him after they determine Williams’ fair-market value. (Mike Rodak)
  • As for the Bills’ quarterback situation, Beane said: “We could very well see both [Tyrod Taylor and Nathan Peterman] go to training camp with us and compete to start next year.” (Mike Rodak)
  • Beane added: “Were we completely satisfied with our quarterback play last year? No. But at the same time, you have to know that you have made an upgrade. You don’t just change to change at any position. Right now Nathan [Peterman] and Tyrod are on our roster. That’s where we’re at. We are doing our due diligence in both free agency and the draft.

Dolphins

  • Josina Anderson reports that talks between the Dolphins and franchise WR Jarvis Landry “went extremely well” during their Wednesday meeting at the combine.

Jets

Patriots

  • Jeff Howe reports that Patriots free agent LT Nate Solder plans to continue playing football, despite some speculation retirement could be an option for him. According to Howe, negotiations with the Patriots haven’t started yet.
  • According to HoweDanny Amendola’s market is “heating up” and he wouldn’t be surprised if the veteran receiver landed between $3M and $5M per year. Howe adds that the Patriots will have to make a competitive offer in order to keep him.
  • Doug Kyed reports that Patriots LB/DE Harvey Langi will be good to go for 2018 season after suffering serious injuries in a car accident last season.
  • We have Solder featured in our Top 100  – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.