AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Sam Darnold, Jets

Dolphins

  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald mentions that the Dolphins had interest in Supplemental CB Sam Beal, but they didn’t value him as highly as the Giants, who used a third-round pick in 2019 to get him.
  • Jackson singles out cornerback as an area where the Dolphins could look to add a starting-caliber player, depending on how Cordrea Tankersley and Torry McTyer perform in the preseason.
  • Interestingly enough, Jackson wonders if Miami would consider trading WR DeVante Parker or DE Andre Branch for a starting cornerback.

Sam Darnold

Jets HC Todd Bowles doesn’t think first-round QB Sam Darnold is that far behind, despite missing a few practices while he was holding out.

“It’s hard to tell,” Bowles said, via Pro Football Talk. “That is hard to tell. I think he’s caught up on what he does offensively, as well as Josh and Teddy, but the defensive packages go in every day too.  So, he’s not seeing the base, he’s just getting caught up on the base three days that the defense has put in and get used to seeing everything. But like I said, he is sharp and he studies and I don’t see him behind as far as catching up mentally.

Jets

Jets DL Henry Anderson said the throat injury he sustained during practice last week was a freak accident after he was hit in the neck with an elbow during practice.

I don’t know if I can explain the sensation, but it pretty much felt like, not my windpipe but maybe my esophagus felt like it was swollen shut,” Anderson said, via Dennis Waszek Jr. of the Associated Press. “I was breathing and everything fine, but whenever I tried to eat food or drink water, it felt swollen shut. … It was pretty painful.”

Anderson went on to say that offensive lineman came in contact with his throat during practice this week and did not suffer any setbacks.

The first time moving around and going against offensive linemen and stuff, there were a couple of times where I got hit in the throat,” Anderson said. “...and I was kind of feeling around and wiggling it around to make sure everything was good, and it was totally normal. So, I don’t really think about it anymore.”

  • According to Manish Mehta, Jets WR Quincy Enunwa sustained a thumb injury and is expected to miss 1-2 weeks. Mehta adds that Enunwa had his cast removed on Wednesday.

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