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AFC Notes: Jaguars, Jets, Patriots

Jaguars

  • Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union writes that the Jaguars feel comfortable with Myles Jack taking over for retired MLB Paul Posluszny. However, they also like him at strong-side linebacker, which means they could look to the draft for a starting linebacker.
  • Another position battle to watch for the Jaguars will be their No. 2 running back job and whether they’re comfortable with T.J. Yeldon or Corey Grant operating behind Leonard Fournette.
  • O’Halloran could see the Jaguars bringing some competition for RG A.J. Cann in this year’s draft.
  • At cornerback, O’Halloran says that new addition Don Carey could push Tyler Patmon for the No. 4 cornerback job.
  • Florida TE DeAndre Goolsby has been invited to the Jaguars’ local pro day. (Mike Kaye)

Jets

  • Rich Cimini of ESPN suspects USC QB Sam Darnold is the top quarterback on the Jets’ draft board and he could see them attempting to trade up one spot with the Giants to draft him. However, Cimini admits that it’s likely too costly for New York.
  • Regarding the possibility of signing free-agent WR Dez Bryant, Cimini does not think the Jets will consider adding him, considering that they have 16 receivers on their roster and he has been on a “three-year decline” since 2015.
  • It would not surprise Cimini if WR Jermaine Kearse, WR Robby Anderson, QB Christian Hackenberg or QB Bryce Petty are floated in trade talks during this year’s draft.

Patriots

New Dolphins WR Danny Amendola tells Mike Reiss of ESPN that it became clear that the Patriots weren’t going to come close to the offers he received fromĀ other teams this offseason.

“I came in with an open mind. I understand Bill [Belichick] runs a tight ship, and he hasn’t been known to pay his players, really. I understood that I gave money back to him so I could play for him and play for my teammates and fulfill my side of the contract, and at the end of the day, I had faith that he was going to give me an opportunity to stay,” Amendola said. “When free agency broke, I came to the realization that he wasn’t going to really come close to any of the other offers I had. I had to make a decision for my family and go down to Miami and continue my career there.

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