AFC Notes: Bills, Dolphins, Ravens



Bills GM Brandon Beane explained their logic in trading LT Cordy Glenn and QB Tyrod Taylor this offseason and how it fits into their plans to build out there roster in the coming years.

“We’ve got to build this team through the draft and that’s where we’re at. We were able to add some more draft capital,” said Beane of the two trades, via “Tyrod, I thought we got good value for that, but he’s a good player. He’s worth it. It’s a win-win and we wish Tyrod the best. Then Cordy the same thing. Our short time with Cordy he was battling some things. We saw a good return on moving him and it also gave us some cap relief.”

“We had to fill holes in free agency, but I like to build through the draft,” Beane added. “We got good return on (Taylor and Glenn). We also got cap gain this year and again this has been a two-year process that I talked to Terry and Kim (Pegula) about when I got the job to clean the cap up. The cap was a mess. So 2019 and 2020 we’re in a lot better position there than we are now.”



Ravens DT Brandon Williams is dealing with an eye disease called keratoconus that happens to be a degenerative disorder which warps the corneas and can potentially cause blindness if left untreated.

While there is no cure for the condition, the good news is that it can be controlled with surgery, which Williams underwent before the 2017 season.

It started to hinder my seeing the board when we went over plays, so I had to get it fixed,” Williams explained, via the Associated Press. “Once it starts messing with your craft, your career, you definitely have to put your attention on that before you do anything else.”

“I can do everything I used to do,” Williams said. “Nothing is stopping me.