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AFC Notes: Browns, Dolphins, Jaguars & Jets

Browns

Browns executive VP Sashi Brown told reporters on Friday that they have been impressed with QB Robert Griffin III and aren’t just taking a “short-term” look at him.

We’ve been pleased with Robert, coming and working hard,” Brown said, via the Akron Beacon-Journal. “Really learning the system is the first thing for him. [He’s] taking to the coaching. [Coach] Hue [Jackson] and [associate head coach-offense] Pep [Hamilton] have done a great job with him, and he’s really bought in.

“He’s young in his career in terms of his development as a quarterback. We will develop him over time. He’s under contract here two years, but we don’t look at it as certainly just a two-year venture or a week-to-week venture. This is something we’re going to have to stick by him, put the right pieces around him and help him learn how to play that position as well. So it’s not a short-term kind of look at him.

Dolphins

  • Dolphins former first-round WR DeVante Parker is making progress in regards to the hamstring injury he’s been dealing with, but Adam Beasley writes that he’s still “a ways off from being game-ready.”

Jaguars

  • Michael DiRocco of ESPN mentions that WR Marqise Lee has been the most improved player for the Jaguars this year, and could finally become a bigger part of the team’s offense in 2016.
  • Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell recently said that G Chris Reed, TE Neal Sterling and LB Hayes Pullard III are three players who’ve show a good deal of improvement.

Jets

  • According to Rich Cimini, Matt Forte is clearly the Jets’ No. 1 running back, but it’s unlikely he’ll be an “every-down workhorse” this year.
  • With this in mind, Cimini expects Forte to handle first and second downs with Bilal Powell operating as their third-down back.

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