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AFC Notes: Dolphins, Jaguars, Jets, Patriots

Dolphins

  • Greg Cote of the Miami Herald writes that the Dolphins should have interest in OSU CB Gareon Conley, Florida LB Jarrad Davis, Alabama LB Reuben Foster, Missouri DE Charles Harris, Washington CB Kevin King, Michigan State DL Malik McDowell, Michigan DB Jabrill Peppers and Temple LB Haasan Reddick with their first-round pick, assuming their focused on defensive help.
  • If the Dolphins are willing to consider offensive targets, Cote mentions Miami TE David Njoku and Western Kentucky G Forrest Lamp.

Jaguars

  • ESPN’s Michael DiRocco does not think the Jaguars have a reason to trade for Seahawks CB Richard Sherman due to the presence of CBs Jalen Ramsey, Aaron Colvin, and recently acquired A.J. Bouye.
  • If the Jaguars selected a quarterback within the first three rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, DiRocco still expects Blake Bortles to start and Chad Henne to remain the team’s No. 2 quarterback unless the prospect can strongly outperform the other players throughout the offseason program.

Jets

Former NFL HC Jon Gruden tells Rich Cimini that he can’t see the Jets using their No. 6 overall pick on UNC QB Mitch Trubisky.

“I can’t see them going that high for that,” Gruden said. “There’s a lot of unknown with some of these quarterbacks. Five of the seven are underclassmen. Trubisky has played one year of college football. I don’t know. A lot of it will be dependent on what they truly think of their young quarterbacks they currently have.

Patriots

  • Jim McBryde of the Boston Globe writes that it “seems like a no-brainer” that RB LeGarrette Blount will be back with the Patriots at some point. McBryde expects a deal to get done “sooner rather than later.”
  • According to Ben Volin, the Patriots signed RB Brandon Bolden to a one-year, $855,000 contract that included a $50,000 signing bonus and a $30,000 workout bonus. Volin believes that this contract is a clear indication that Bolden will have to earn a roster spot this summer.