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AFC Notes: Bills, Jaguars, Patriots

Bills

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor mentioned during an interview with Pro Football Talk that their offense “definitely took some great strides this offseason.

“I think we’ve definitely took some great strides this offseason,” Taylor said. “Still learning the receivers, getting some guys back out there that are healthy now. Just taking it day by day. I think this offense definitely allows our offense to go out there and capitalize on big plays. There’s times on this offense where we’re definitely going to take shots.”

Taylor added that bringing back a much of their nucleus from last year has made it easier for them.

“Having a bunch of the nucleus back from last year especially the offensive line definitely makes the job easier,” Taylor said. “Just taking it day by day and challenging each other to get better, it carried over to training camp.

As for why Jeremy Maclin ultimately decided to pass on signing with the Bills, Taylor said he never really got a full explanation for what happened.

I never really got a full description of why it didn’t work out,” Taylor said. “He made a decision that was best for him for his career. I wish him luck in that. It would’ve been great to have him here but, like I said, things didn’t work. We have to move past that. We have a bunch of capable guys, very capable guys at that wide receiver role and looking forward to getting on the field with those guys.”

Jaguars

  • Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union would be surprised if CB Jalen Ramsey did not open training camp on the team’s PUP list after he recently underwent surgery to repair a core muscle.
  • A league source tells O’Halloran that Ramsey could have a tough time staying healthy during his career due to his aggressive playing style: “My instincts say Ramsey’s body may be an issue in the future.”
  • According to O’Halloran, nothing has materialized regarding a contract extension for WRs Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee.

Patriots

  • According to Mike Reiss, the Patriots have had WR Malcolm Mitchell working on the sidelines during offseason practices in what he refers to a “less is more” approach from the team.
  • Reiss mentions that the Patriots were well aware of Mitchell’s extensive medical/injury history and are likely looking to find ways to help him sustain for the long haul.