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NFL Notes: Bills, Falcons, Jets, & Steelers

Bills

Bills RBs coach Anthony Lynn mentioned that he would like to reduce RB Fred Jackson‘s workload next year and possibly cut his snap count in half.

“I think he wore down a little bit at the end of the season,” Lynn said, via Buffalo News. “If we could take half of that off his plate, I think you’re going to see a fresher Fred Jackson and a more explosive Fred Jackson.

Lynn also stressed that Bryce Brown is falling behind the other running backs by not being a part of offseason workouts.

“I don’t know much about him at all,” Lynn said of Brown. “I’ve only met him once. … Yes, it will set him back. I mean, he’s five, six weeks behind everyone else. Once he gets here, it’s going to be hard to slow down and catch him up.”

Falcons

Falcons RB Antone Smith mentioned that his recovery from a broken leg is going “pretty good.

The recovery is going pretty good,” Smith said earlier this week, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’m up and running. I’m almost full force, but not quite where I need to be. In time, that will take care of itself.”

Although, Smith didn’t offer a timetable as to when he’ll be back on the field.

“I can’t give you a time table on what they are doing,” Smith said. “But with me, right now, I’m just learning the playbook with everybody else. I’m familiar with some of the things. There are a lot of different techniques and different language.

Jets

Jets owner Woody Johnson told reporters this week that they’ve had sporadic dialogue with DE Muhammad Wilkerson regarding a contract extension.

We’re continuing to have dialogue sporadically, but it’s got to be something that works for both sides,” Johnson said, via The New York Post“If something works out that’s agreeable to both sides, it’ll get done,” Johnson said Tuesday. “If not …”

Steelers

  • Steelers DE Cameron Heyward said that he’s in no rush to get a long-term contract in place. (Mark Kaboly)
  • However, Heyward would still like to get an agreement in place sooner rather than later. (Mark Kaboly)