AFC Notes: Bills, Dolphins, Patriots

Bills

Bills RB LeSean McCoy said he feels a higher sense of “urgency” to perform well and “have a chance” to win a Super Bowl.

Being an older player, the urgency is up,” said McCoy, via the Bills’ official site. “I want to win now and add on to my legacy of course and have a chance to get a ring. So those things are on my mind so when the frustration builds from losing… because every player has a clock. I’m good friends with Frank Gore and we talk a lot, especially lately and we talk about those things.”

  • Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds cleared the concussion protocol and is expected to play in Week 10.

Dolphins

The Dolphins’ offensive line unit has been hit hard with injuries this season and HC Adam Gase summed it up by saying: “If you’ve got a pulse you’re in the mix.

“We’ve got about nine different lineups,” Gase said, via the Palm Beach Post. “If you’ve got a pulse you’re in the mix. We’re out of guys.

Gase admitted that they’re struggling to replace veteran G Josh Sitton, who suffered a season-ending injury back in Week 1.

“You had to bring up Sitton,” Gase said. “That one hurt because it was early. He did such a great job for us, starting in the spring. . . . That hurt us. When [Sitton] went down, that hurt us. Like everybody says around here, when the big guy went down, that stung us pretty good.”

  • Armando Salguero reports that while Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso is questionable for Week 10 after missing Friday’s practice, a league source tells him that the linebacker is fine and will play Sunday.

Patriots

Patriots QB Tom Brady says he’s like what they’ve seen from WR Josh Gordon thus far.

I think he’s done really everything the coaches have asked him to do,” Brady said, via Pro Football Talk. “Here early, stays late, always getting extra reps at practice, takes as many reps as he can, and it’s been fun to see. So he’s obviously done a great job for us. I think all the receivers are doing a great job in their role, and we’re just going to try to get better as we go.

“I think just size and height, weight, speed. I think there’s a mismatch — it’s level with any DB that he’s up against,” Brady added. “We have a lot of confidence in him, what he’s been able to do. I think, overall, like our confidence in our offense and production is getting better the more we work together. It’s only been a certain amount of weeks since we’ve all been out there together, and hopefully once everyone’s back healthy, ready to go, it could be something that we’re really proud of as we work toward getting better.

  • Patriots RB Sony Michel is taking the trip to Tennessee with his team after missing the last week with a knee injury. (Michael Giardi)
  • Mike Reiss reports TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) also traveled with the team and remains questionable for Week 10, but the expectation is that he won’t play.

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