AFC East Notes: Bills, Dolphins, Chad O’Shea



  • The NFLPA announced Thursday that the Bills were the only team to not carry over the full amount of cap space they had remaining from the 2018 season. 
  • However, Bills GM Brandon Beane said this is “100% inaccurate” and the NFLPA should check its facts. According to Beane, Buffalo carried over 100 percent of their unused 2018 cap space. (Mike Rodak)


  • According to Armando Salguero, the Dolphins won’t trade for or sign QB Nick Foles this offseason and they aren’t planning to bring in Teddy Bridgewater
  • Salguero adds that the Dolphins will move on from Ryan Tannehill as their starting quarterback this offseason. Miami would like to see if they can trade Tannehill, but Salguero admits “the chances of that happening are not great.
  • As for their plans for free agency, Salguero writes that Miami will not be targeting top-tier free agents like they’ve done in the past, nor will they consider aging players with a greater chance of injury. 
  • Salguero expects the Dolphins to release some high priced players with DE Robert Quinn, DE Andre Branch, G Josh Sitton and WR DeVante Parker all possibilities. 
  • According to Salguero, Miami is going to trade to stock up on draft picks, which could lead to them trading down in multiple rounds for extra picks either this year or next. 
  • Salguero confirms that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross “loves” the idea of landing Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa next year. 

Chad O’Shea

Patriots WRs coach Chad O’Shea, who will reportedly be the Dolphins’ next coordinator, tells Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald that he’s looking for players that “share some common traits” and intends to tailor his offense to the strengths of the players.

“I truly still believe in the player,” O’Shea said. “I think that you can have a system in place, but if you don’t have the right players to fit within that system, the system isn’t going to work. I think it’s important to identify what your players that you have available to you do best and to try to build the system around what those players do.

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