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AFC Notes: Chiefs, Dolphins, Jets

Chiefs

  • According to Jason Cole of B/R, a source said former GM John Dorsey was “butting heads” with owner Clark Hunt, but didn’t say what this was over.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Chiefs and Dorsey were in contract talks as of a few weeks ago, but weren’t able to reach an agreement on an extension.
  • Several sources tell Charles Robinson that Dorsey was “blindsided” by the news and didn’t know he was going to be fired.
  • Jason La Canfora hears that Chiefs’ ownership plans to “cast a wide net” in regards to their GM search, but they have a strong internal candidate in Brett Veach.

Dolphins

  • James Walker says he expects WR DeVante Parker to have a “sizable impact” on the Dolphins’ offense this season. Walker projects Parker to total 70 receptions, 980 yards, and seven touchdowns.
  • As for WR Jarvis Landry, Walker expects him to catch 90 passes for 1,110 yards receiving and five touchdowns.
  • Walker seems to think Kenny Stills‘ production will drop off in 2017 and projects him to catch 35 passes for 575 yards receiving and six touchdowns, down from 42 receptions, 726 yards and nine touchdowns last year.

Jets

The New York Jets announced Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate team owner Woody Johnson to serve as Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Jets plan to have Christopher Johnson, his brother and an owner, become Chairman and CEO of the team.

“The New York Jets have been an integral part of our family since 2000, but this is a unique opportunity for Woody. His patriotism and commitment to our country have always been a passion of his,” said Christopher Johnson. “Over the years, we have learned that ownership of the New York Jets is a special responsibility. Personally, if Woody is nominated and confirmed, I would be honored to oversee the organization, continuing to build a team on and off the field that our fans are proud of and deserve.” 

“On behalf of the entire organization, we would be extremely proud to see Woody nominated and confirmed as U.S. Ambassador. We could not be more excited for him and his family,” said New York Jets President Neil Glat.