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NFL Notes: Bills, Jaguars, Lions, & Titans

Bills

The Buffalo Bills announced some personnel changes on Tuesday including:

  • Kelvin Fisher – named Player Personnel Advisor.
  • Bo Taliaferro – promoted to BLESTO Scout.
  • Ryan Hollern – hired as College Scouting Coordinator.
  • Collin Dotterer – hired as a Player Personnel Assistant.

Jaguars

Jaguars free agent addition CB Prince Amukamara said he was still hopeful he would secure a big-money deal, despite concerns about his durability.

However, that proved not to be the case and he eventually signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Jacksonville that includes $3 million guaranteed.

“To be transparent, I always knew ability wasn’t the issue,” Amukamara said, via Sirius XM NFL Radio. “It was always durability with me, and I just figured a team would ‘take a chance on me,’ in paying me that big contract. However, that wasn’t the case. Those were my high hopes, like ‘OK, this free agency is going to be great for me.’ And that wasn’t the case, so my agents did a great job with taking me through that process and letting me know what happens now.

“And they kind of told me, they gave me like a precursor, kind of told me, ‘You might not get the deal you want because of this reason, but we still think that you should get the deal. But if you don’t, here’s what it looks like.’ So we were on Plan B and that’s what happened.”

Lions

Lions QB Matthew Stafford mentioned in an interview with SiriusXM Radio that opposing defenses may have a harder time covering their receivers in 2016 now that Calvin Johnson no longer on their roster.

“I think we’re going to do it a little bit differently than we have the in the past,” Stafford said. “Obviously we used to feature Calvin, and everybody kind of got theirs after that. It’s going to be, I think, tougher for defenses in a certain way in that they don’t know who we’re going to. There’s no guy to key in on.

“We’re probably just going to spread the ball around a bunch, and a bunch of guys will get a ton of catches and we’ll be all right.”

Titans

  • Terry McCormick reports that Dennis Polian, the son of Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian, has left the Titans’ front office to take a job with Texas A&M.