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AFC Notes: Dolphins, Jaguars, Raiders

Dolphins

The Dolphins have indicated that they’re comfortable waiting until next year to address WR Jarvis Landry‘s contract if they can’t get a deal done in the next few weeks.

An NFL executive tells James Walker of ESPN that Landy shouldn’t be paid like a No. 1 receiver and instead is more in line with Golden TateDoug Baldwin, and Mohamed Sanu.

He’ll never be a game-plan against type guy, but he does all the little things right,” the executive said of Landry. “Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Mohamed Sanu may be good boxes to put him in.”

However, an NFL agent says things much differently.

“If I’m his agent, I ask for $18 million annually over five years,” said the agent, who added Landry would be “insanely valuable” to other teams if he hit the open market.

One compromise for the two parties could be a four-year, $52M contract with $30M guaranteed.

“A four-year extension for $13 million with $30 million effective guarantee would be a good deal for him before the season,” the agent told Walker.

Jaguars

Jaguars second-round pick Cam Robinson said nothing has changed in regards to his approach now that Branden Albert has elected to retire from the NFL.

“I kind of just had the mindset to come in and work and let the chips fall where they may,” Robinson said, via ESPN.com. “I just wanted to come in and kind of be a sponge and just soak everything up as fast as I could regardless of who was here and who wasn’t here. I don’t think that’ll change my preparation any.”

While the expectation is that Robinson will now take over as the team’s starting left tackle, Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said they have no plans to just hand him the job.

“I don’t want to hand a position to somebody,” Marrone said. “They have to earn it on this team.

“Seen some good things and obviously you see some things to work on,” Marrone added. “I think at the end of the day you understand that for all these rookies they’re going through a learning process. Obviously not the playbook. I’m just talking about to play and how to be out there on the field. I think coming from the University of Alabama, obviously, helps. You’ve played against elite players every day and practiced against them every day. But sometimes that’s ingrained in those players’ heads and they don’t understand that when they come to this level they’re going to be faster and stronger than those guys even though those guys have become good football players.”

Raiders

When asked about holdout LT Donald Penn, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said he has a contract and the expectation is that he should be taking part in training camp.

I want him in camp. He has a deal,” McKenzie said, via Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group.

“Donald’s my guy,” McKenzie added, per Durkin. “… I’d love to have him. If you guys can go down to L.A. and drive him up I’d appreciate it.”