AFC Notes: Bengals, Patriots, Texans, Titans



Bengals QB Andy Dalton mentioned that they’re looking forward to seeing first-round WR John Ross in game action this weekend if he’s able to suit up.

“I think this will be a chance for people to see him for the first time and for him to get some first game action, which will be good for him,” Dalton said, via Katherine Terrell of ESPN.

Ross explained earlier in the week that he’s taking things slow right now to ensure he’s okay long-term.

Right now I’m just playing it by ear, just basically making sure I’m going to be OK,” Ross said, via Jim Owczarski of the Enquirer. “I know they’re going to do right by me so I’m just listening to what they’re saying.”


On Friday, a trade rumor surfaced that the Patriots have made DE Kony Ealy available (NFLTR), despite acquiring him in a deal with the Panthers back in March.

Patriots HC Bill Belichick was asked about Ealy and said the defensive end continues to make progress.

“Kony has gotten better every week,” Belichick said in his pre-game radio interview with WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub. “Jacksonville week was his best week. Then last week against Houston was a little better. This week has been a little bit better. So each of the last three weeks, he’s definitely on the upswing.

He’s been better in practice, made more plays in the games, so hopefully that will continue tonight. He’s making solid progress for us.”

However, this was before the team placed Ealy on waivers this afternoon. (NFLTR)


  • Aaron Wilson reports that Texans RB Alfred Blue suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Saints, but the hope is that he’ll be able to return soon.


  • Jim Wyatt wouldn’t be surprised if the Titans elect to hold first-round WR Corey Davis out of the preseason in the hope he can be ready in time for Week 1.

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