AFC East Notes: Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Patriots



  • Dolphins first-round DT Christian Wilkins occasionally got in on the offensive side of the football in college, and Miami OC Chad O’Shea said that could happen again this season: “It’s good to have Christian over here…” (Armando Salguero)


  • ESPN’s Rich Cimini writes that Jets WR Robby Anderson has been working with former Steelers WR Hines Ward as he enters a contract year in 2019: “I’m picking his brain. He’s telling me more than I’m asking him. He’s staying on top of me, just trying to find ways to get me better each and every way.”
  • Cimini adds Anderson has shown his maturity by not getting in trouble with law enforcement this offseason for the first time in his career. 


New Patriots TE Lance Kendricks mentioned that it was a “no-brainer” for him to sign with New England. 

“This is a special place, obviously,” Kendricks said. “This is a championship team. They know how to play football. They know how to win games. They know how to do it the right way, so it’s a no-brainer.”

According to Kendricks, the Patriots were “pretty much the only team that reached out” to him. 

  • ESPN’s Mike Reiss writes that Patriots assistant coach Joe Judge has had help adding coaching the wide receivers onto his usual special teams duty. 
  • Reiss says to keep an eye on the offensive line depth, as third-round OT Yodny Cajuste is still hurt and both OT Jared Veldheer and C Brian Schwenke were expected to play key roles before their unexpected retirements. 
  • Reiss notes the Patriots promoted Matt Groh and Brandon Yeargan from area scouts to national scouts. 

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