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AFC East Notes: Bills, Dolphins, Patriots
- Bills GM Brandon Beane stressed the importance of finding a true franchise quarterback on Monday: “You got to have a franchise quarterback. That’s one of the main jobs of a GM. It’s a quarterback league. I’ll say it every time: you got to have one.” (Mike Rodak)
- As for trading up to get a quarterback, Beane explained that it obviously takes a team willing to move back to make it happen: “I know everybody assumes we’re trading up. Even if I wanted to trade up — I know the guy and what it takes — it takes a partner to be able to move up.”(Mike Rodak)
- Beane added that they’ve met with all of the quarterback prospects on their draft board: “We have met with all the quarterbacks on our board at some point in the draft process. They’re all great young men and there’s a reason they’re being talked about.”
- Regarding retired(?) G Richie Incognito, Beane said: “He’s on the reserve/retired list. He would have to go to the commissioner and request to be reinstated.” (Vic Carucci)
- Bills HC Sean McDermott said Monday the team is “satisfied” with WR Zay Jones after speaking to him recently regarding the crazy incident that took place a few weeks ago: “We all agree we need to move forward, and I’m excited about the future for Zay.” (Mike Rodak)
- The Miami Dolphins will sign WR Chris Chambers, OL Vernon Carey, DE Jeff Cross, LB A.J. Duhe, DT Paul Soliai and P Brandon Fields to ceremonial one-day contracts on Friday. (Armando Salguero)
- Temple OT Cole Boozer has an official visit with the Dolphins on Monday. (Tony Pauline)
- Jeff Darlington reports that even after Patriots QB Tom Brady returns from Qatar, he does not anticipate Brady will be a regular participant in team’s offseason program.
- Instead, Darlington says that Brady plans to spend more time with family and body coach Alex Guerrero.
- It’s worth mentioning that Brady missed parts of the Patriots’ offseason program in 2008, 2009 and 2010 so this is not unprecedented.
- Ben Volin reports that the Patriots are hosting UCLA OT Kolton Miller Monday for a pre-draft visit.
- USC RB Ronald Jones is visiting with the Patriots Monday. (Ian Rapoport)
Tags A.J. Duhe Brandon Beane Brandon Fields Chris Chambers Cole Boozer Jeff Cross Kolton Miller Paul Soliai richie incognito Ronald Jones Sean McDermott Tom Brady Vernon Carey Zay Jones