AFC East Notes: Bills, Dolphins, Jets

     

Bills

  • Ian Rapoport reports that WR Stefon Diggs‘ attitude was not the reason for his trade to the Bills, but rather the fact that Buffalo made the Vikings an offer that they were unable to refuse.
  • Rapoport mentions that Diggs’ decision to tweet about potential going somewhere led to teams reaching out to the Vikings about a potential trade.

Dolphins

  • When breaking down the Dolphins’ defensive roster, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that DL Avery Moss must have a “very strong preseason” to make their 53-man roster, UDFA Tyshun Render has an “outside chance” at making the team, and UDFA DL Benito Jones could gain roster spot by beating Zach Sieler. 
  • In the end, Jackson expects LBs Calvin Munson, James Crawford, and Kylan Johnson to be “long shots” to make the roster.
  • As for the cornerback position, Jackson writes that Dolphins CB Cordrea Tankersley faces an “uphill climb” at a roster spot, considering that he hasn’t played in 19 months due to a  knee injury.
  • Jackson also thinks Dolphins CB Jamal Perry could be in the bubble with a poor preseason with CB Nate Brooks being another long shot at cracking the 53-man roster. 
  • Jackson thinks it’s unlikely the Dolphins keep more than four safeties and expects either Adrian Colbert, Kavion Frazier, or Steven Parker to get cut. 
  • Although Jackson could see either Colbert, Frazier, or Parker securing a roster spot by injury or if the Dolphins elect to play third-round DB Brandon Jones as a hybrid safety/corner. 

Jets

  • Brian Costello of the New York Post doesn’t expect the Jets to trade S Jamal Adams unless the situation turns ugly, which might involve a holdout or Adams demanding a trade. If that happens, the trade deadline makes sense for a potential deal. 
  • Per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, former Jets LT Kelvin Beachum said he’s excited to see how his replacement, first-round OT Mekhi Becton, performs: “You can’t teach size, man. He’s a massive human being who can move extremely well. They’ve got a very, very talented young man who I’m excited to see.”
  • Jets RB Le’Veon Bell is excited to run behind the team’s revamped offensive line: “Absolutely. Can’t wait either.” (Ethan Greenberg)
  • Jets QB Joe Flacco‘s one-year, $1.5 million deal includes a $1.05 million base salary, up to $450,000 in per-game active roster bonuses and up to $3 million in incentives. (Tom Pelissero)
  • $550,000 of Flacco’s base salary is guaranteed even if he lands on injured reserve. 
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