AFC East Notes: Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

     

Bills

  • According to ESPN’s Bill Barnwell, the Bills could be a team that would be interested in Chargers RB Melvin Gordon if he’s made available, with the framework of a deal including Gordon and a fifth-round pick for a third-round pick and RB T.J. Yeldon.
  • Bills HC Sean McDermott told reporters Monday that second-round rookie OL Cody Ford and DE Trent Murphy are both in the concussion protocol. (Joe Buscaglia)
  • McDermott added LB Matt Milano is still recovering from a hamstring injury while C Mitch Morse is “moving in the right direction” with an ankle injury.

Dolphins

  • Per the Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley, Dolphins WR Allen Hurns is still in the concussion protocol.
  • Dolphins signed OT Antonio Garcia to their practice squad. (NFLTR)
  • Dolphins released DE Dewayne Hendrix from their practice squad.

Jets

  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer writes the Jets could also consider trading DL Leonard Williams and WR Robby Anderson, both of who are entering the final year of their contracts.  
  • Jets TE Chris Herndon and LB Brandon Copeland are both eligible to return from their four-game suspensions to start the season. (Manish Mehta)
  • Jets DL Henry Anderson has a sprained AC joint in his shoulder and the team is hoping he’ll be able to play through it without missing much time. (Mehta)
  • Jets HC Adam Gase says the team will have another update on QB Sam Darnold‘s status following tests on Tuesday. (Hughes)
  • This is the last hurdle Darnold has to overcome in his return from mono after being cleared to throw and practice, albeit without contact, last week: “If he gets cleared, he’ll start.” (Mehta)
  • Gase added Jets LB C.J. Mosley could finally make his return to practice on Tuesday, though that’s not a given: “I think we’re close… I just don’t know how close.” (Mehta)

Patriots

  • According to NBC Sports’ Phil Perry, it could cost the Patriots as low as a third-round pick to trade for either Bengals WR A.J. Green or Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders.
  • Both are receivers over the age of 30 entering the final year of their deals like Giants WR Golden Tate, who was traded from the Lions to the Eagles last year for a third-round pick. 
  • New England has had some injuries at wide receiver and are slated to have potentially three third-round picks next season, which could help them make the deal. 
  • Perry writes the team would need to create cap space to facilitate a trade, which could be done by extending someone like LB Kyle Van Noy or S Devin McCourty.
  • According to ESPN’s Bill Barnwell, New England might be able to deal for Sanders for as low as a sixth-round pick. 

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