AFC Notes: Bills, Browns, Jaguars

Bills

Bills WR Zay Jones was involved in a strange incident this offseason in which he was arrest on vandalism charges after fighting with his brother and breaking a window.

Jones was asked about the incident, but says he doesn’t want to go into it and he’s just grateful it wasn’t worse.

“I think I would be doing myself a very big disservice if I went back to that,” Jones said, via Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic. “That moment was very traumatic for me and my family. To rehash that now, at this point in time, wouldn’t be doing me any good. I know you have a job to do, so I’m just trying to look forward. That’s where I’m at right now. A lot of positive things are happening in my life that I’m very thankful for. . . .

“I’m grateful. I could have lost my life, so I’m grateful to just be on this field, to be with my teammates, to see my family. I don’t think there’s any other word that describes it.”

  • Regarding the Corey Coleman trade, Bills GM Brandon Beane said: “It’s a fresh start for Corey Coleman. He has speed and you can’t coach that. We’re excited for him to come in and compete.

Browns

Browns HC Hue Jackson tells Peter King that he’s set on Tyrod Taylor opening the season as their starting quarterback.

“I’m not changing my mind,” Jackson said. “Tyrod’s starting. That’s no reflection on [rookie first-round pick Baker] Mayfield. He respects what I’m doing for him long-term. He may not like me for it now, but he’ll thank me later.”

  • According to Browns WR Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr is open to playing for Cleveland: “He would be up for it.” (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Browns get $3.5 million in fully guaranteed salary back that was in escrow following their trade that sent WR Corey Coleman to the Bills for a 2020 seventh-round pick.

Jaguars

After dealing with pain and discomfort in his wrist for two years, Jaguars QB Blake Bortles says he’s finally pain-free.

“When you do not have to worry about going to rehab or going to get treatment, you have to make sure you warm it up the right way, you have to take anti-inflammatory [medication] and do all of that stuff. … It is just a lot of process to be able to go out there and do what you should be able to do without any pain,” Bortles said, via ESPN.com. “To be able to do that now finally is pretty awesome.”

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