AFC East Notes: Bills, Dolphins, Jets

     

Bills

Bills GM Brandon Beane told reporters that they were never close to trading up in round one, despite reports from earlier in the day.

“Yeah, as we always do, there was a lot of exploring in front of us, some of it you’re also trying to figure out what people are going to do,” Beane said, via the Buffalo News. “That report was played up much higher than it was. There was never any exchange of compensation or anything like that. That’s when, to me, you’re getting serious on a trade if you start talking parameters of what it’s going to take to move up and move back.”

  • According to ESPN’s Mike Rodak, Bills RB T.J. Yeldon‘s contract includes a $500,000 signing bonus, a $1 million, non-guaranteed base salary in 2019 along with a $50,000 workout bonus.
  • In 2020, Yeldon has a $1.4 million non-guaranteed base salary, a $150,000 roster bonus and a $100,000 workout bonus. 

Dolphins

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald confirms that the Dolphins spoke to the Cardinals Friday morning against about a trade for QB Josh Rosen
  • Salguero notes that this at least the third time the Dolphins have talked to the Cardinals about Rosen, so there’s clearly interest here. 
  • Salguero believes the Dolphins should take an offensive lineman or a prospect at a position to help build out their roster, as opposed to trading for Rosen, who could end up serving as their backup in 2019. 

Jets

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan explained that they discussed potential trades with a few teams, but never got the kind of offer they were looking for in order to move the No. 3 pick.

“There were definitely some teams that we talked to before, a few teams we talked to on the clock, but in the end there was never an offer or deal that we felt good enough to go back for,” Maccagnan said, via the New York Post.

Reports said that the Jets discussed deals with the Bills and Raiders. 

  • Jets HC Adam Gase emphasized in his first meeting he was offering a fresh start from last year — a message that resonated with CB Trumaine Johnson“Last year was last year and that was my fault for sure,” Johnson said via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “A clean slate is definitely good for me.” 

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