AFC Notes: Bills, Browns, Steelers

Bills

  • Bills OC Brian Daboll said of first-round QB Josh Allen: “He’s a mature guy and he’s handled his responsibilities the right way. Listens to the coaches and listens to the veterans, and if he makes a mistake one day, he corrects it the next.” (Joe Buscaglia)
  • However, Daboll added that Allen is still working with the third-team offense. (Joe Buscaglia)

Browns

The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday the following front office personnel moves:

  • Steve Malin – hired as Director of College Scouting
  • Chris Cooper – promoted to Vice President of Football Administration
  • Brandon Sosna – promoted to Salary Cap Analyst
  • Scott Kaniecki – transitioning from a Scouting Assistant to Defensive Quality Control Coach.

The Browns also parted ways with:

  • Chisom Opara (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Bobby Vega (Director of College Scouting)
  • Zac Bocian (scout)
  • Scott Levin (Scout)
  • Patrick Moore (Scout)
  • Keegan Leyrer (College Scouting Assistant)

Steelers

  • Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com explains that it’s going to be difficult for the Steelers to get a long-term extension in place with franchise RB Le’Veon Bell before the July 15 deadline, given that it will be difficult for Pittsburgh to create a better option than him playing out the season under the franchise tag.
  • Breer mentions that there are three scenarios for Bell right now including: 1) He makes $14.544 million in 2018 and hits free agency next year; 2) He’s transition tagged next year for $17.453 million in 2019 and tests the free agent market with the Steelers having the ability to match an offer; 3) He’s franchised for a third time at the cost of $23.189 million.
  • Based on those numbers, it’s going to be hard for the Steelers to justify committing that kind of money to a running back.
  • We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.

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