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NFL Notes: Bills, Cowboys, Eagles, Patriots

 

Bills

Cowboys

“Yeah, that’s a long time ago. We liked him a lot,” Garrett said of Watt, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We did spend a lot of time investigating him, getting to know him. That same year we took Tyron Smith so we feel really good about that decision. All those decisions we made very consciously and very deliberately and certainly that first pick was critical for us.

“We were at the point with our offensive line where we let three veteran offensive linemen go and we were really young and under-resourced there.

“We felt like we needed to get some cornerstone players, and Tyron Smith was coming out that year, and we felt like he can be a left tackle and be a cornerstone player for us. We felt he had all the traits to be a great, great player for a long time at a really important position, and he’s certainly off to a good start.

Eagles

Paul Domowitch of Philly.com takes a look at a number of offseason issues the Eagles will be faced with.

According to Domowitch, unless QB Nick Foles‘ play improves significantly, they could allow him to enter the 2015 without a long-term deal in place and continue to gauge his ability before considering whether or not to commit to him being their starter.

Beyond that, Domowitch mentions WR Jeremy Maclin, CBs Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams, OLB Trent Cole, the 2012 draft class and ILB DeMeco Ryans as other offseason topics that the team will need to evaluate.

Patriots

  • WR Danny Amendola revealed Thursday that he underwent offseason groin surgery, which could be an explanation for his poor start to the 2014 season.

“It really doesn’t matter anymore, whether I did, or didn’t (have the surgery),” Amendola said, via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “I’m not going to make excuses. I don’t want anything to seem like it’s an excuse.

  • According to HC Bill Belichick, WR Aaron Dobson has been a healthy inactive the past two weeks because of “football” reasons. (Albert Breer)

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