AFC Notes: Chiefs, Dolphins, Jets


Chiefs HC Andy Reid believes they have enough talent on their roster to do “whatever we need to do” as offensive, despite their recent decision to part ways with WR Jeremy Maclin.

Reid added that he trusts the team’s young player to step up and fill the void left by Maclin.

“I have a ton of trust in the young guys that they will step up and do a good job for us,” Reid said, via “The point that we have here is we have some good players. I believe everyone has to be ready to go. I’ve never said we have a number one guy, that’s just never where I have been with this thing. We try to mix it and mix it up the best way we possibly can.

“A few years ago, you saw [Maclin] catch a lot of passes, last year you saw [Travis Kelce] with a lot of catches, and Tyreek [Hill] had a few. So, you try to spread it around and put enough pressure on defense as you possibly can.

“We have enough talent right here to do whatever we need to do.”


During the offseason, Dolphins RB Damien Williams nearly joined the Patriots after he took a visit to New England as a restricted free agent.

“It was weird, but it was different,” Williams said of the visit with the Patriots, per James Walker of ESPN.

The Patriots ultimately signed Mike Gillislee to an offer sheet and Williams returned to the Dolphins on a one-year, $1.8 million deal. Williams says that he wants to remain in Miami.

“I came here undrafted. This is somewhere I want to be,” Williams said. “This is somewhere I devoted all of my time to. I love every guy that I play with, the coaching staff and everyone who works in the facility.


While CB Morris Claiborne was forced to sign another one-year contract this offseason, he says there’s “no doubt in [his] mind” that he’ll be back with the Jets next year.

“There’s no doubt in my mind,” Claiborne said, via Connor Hughes of “I’m going to be back here.”

Claiborne said he’s determined to stay healthy this year and believes his play speaks for itself.

“I know when I’m on the field what I can do,” Claiborne said. “The league knows when I’m on the field what I can do. I can go and take away a whole side of a football field.

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