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AFC Notes: Bills, Colts, Dolphins

Bills

New Bills WR Jordan Matthews said he’s “extremely confident” he’ll be ready in time for the start of the regular season.

I had a [knee] injury last preseason, unfortunately, and it kind of kept me out of some time when I was with the Eagles,” Matthews said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN. “But I was able to come back Week 1 and have a very productive game. I know how to take mental reps, I know how to stay in shape and I know how to make sure that I’m on top of the playbook.

“But obviously, it’s a totally different scenario. I was with the Eagles for a long time. This scenario is different. I’ve only been with the Bills for a little while. I want to be able to go out there and prove myself to my teammates, I want them know I’m tough, and I want them to know that I’m not the type of guy that wants to miss practice and I’m just going to be there for games. I want to be there before that, but I am extremely confident that I will be able to play in Week 1.”

Colts

  • Over the weekend, a rumor surfaced that the Colts have WR Phillip Dorsett available for trade. (NFLTR)
  • Stephen Holder mentions that he believes it’s true, but he’d be “stunned” to see a team trade for Dorsett right now when we’re so close to roster cuts.

Dolphins

  • According to Armando Salguero, the Dolphins considered a number of players on the Eagles a few years ago when the acquired LB Kiko Alonso from Philadelphia in return for CB Byron Maxwell.
  • Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks was among the players considered by the Dolphins before they agreed to the trade involving Alonso.
  • However, Alonso stood out given that they viewed him as a three-down linebacker with two years of control.
  • It’s notable that the Dolphins had interest in Kendricks, as he’s reportedly on the trading block and the Dolphins lost rookie Raekwon McMillan for the season last week.

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