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AFC Notes: Browns, Chargers & Jets


  • Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer believes the Browns would likely only trade QB Josh McCown if they received a “tremendous offer” or were convinced that Austin Davis could be a decent backup to Robert Griffin III.
  • Pluto mentions that the Browns have been “extremely pleased” with McCown’s attitude and willingness to mentor RGIII and their other quarterbacks. On top of that, McCown carries a reasonable backup salary of $4.4 million for the 2016 season.


  • Ben Volin of the Boston Globe writes that both the Chargers and the NFL would like to see the team remain in San Diego.
  • However, their hopes of securing a downtown stadium took a major blow this past week after the California Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the tax increase needs support from two-thirds of voters, and not a simple majority.
  • The team now needs to convince the majority of San Diego voters to contribute public funds to the city for a new stadium.


  • Darryl Slater of NJ.com mentions that the Jets “really likeErin Henderson at inside linebacker next to veteran David Harris, so he doesn’t expect them to hand the job to first-round LB Darron Lee. Instead, Slater views Lee as more of a situational sub package player for the Jets in year one.
  • Slater believes the Jets’ offense should be more unpredictable in 2016 based on the fact that they have two quality running backs — Matt Forte and Bilal Powell — who are capable of catching the ball out of the backfield.
  • In regards to Muhammad Wilkerson, Slater can’t see him showing up for training camp, considering that the team can’t fine him for missed time if he hasn’t signed him franchise tag.
  • As for rookie QB Christian Hackenberg, Slater says he’s “looked like exactly what he is — a rookie quarterback with a long way to go.”

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