AFC Notes: Bengals, Browns, Jets



Bengals TE Tyler Kroft says isn’t trying to think too much about a contract extension, but he admits it’s in the back of his mind.

“It’s in the back of my head but I’m trying not to give it too much thought and try and control what I can control,” Kroft said, via Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “That’s basically how I’ve been trying to think about it. Not get too excited or too down.”

“You could just think of everything and overwhelm yourself pretty quickly. I’ve seen guys get in the tank real quick with just trying to figure it out. I’m trying not to give it too much thought.


Dane Brugler tells Nate Ulrich of that he doesn’t think Browns GM John Dorsey would shy away from selecting someone in this year’s Supplemental Draft.

“John Dorsey is not afraid to be aggressive,” Brugler said. “I don’t think he would shy away at all about taking one of these players if he thought it’s going to help the football team, and Beal is the one that really stands out to me as the most appealing and a guy that could entice Dorsey to make a move.”

In fact, Brugler wouldn’t be surprised to see the Browns place a third-round bid on Western Michigan CB Sam Beal.

“It wouldn’t shock me at all if the Browns are one of several teams that put a third-round bid in on [Beal], but if you really want him, do you have to put a second in?” Brugler said. “So I think that’ll be a big discussion with teams: Is he worth a second?


  • Brian Costello of the New York Post writes that the Jets desperately need veteran G James Carpenter to return to his prior form.
  • Costello mentions that this is likely Carpenter’s final year with the Jets, given that his contract will expire after the season and he’s approaching 30.

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