AFC East Notes: Bills, Jets, Patriots


Bills RB LeSean McCoy said he feels “very confident” that his ongoing legal matter involving his ex-girlfriend, who was assaulted in a home he owned, will not cause him to miss any games.

I’m here right now, so I feel very confident,” McCoy said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.

Bills GM Brian Beane added that he is confident McCoy will not be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, but could not provide a timeline for a possible decision from law enforcement.

We don’t control that, but we have a good understanding that it’s a police investigation,” Beane said. “Until they complete that — there’s no timeline with those things. Those things could be weeks, months, whatever. But we feel comfortable where it’s at, and I think you’ll see LeSean here.


Jets HC Todd Bowles admitted that first-round QB Sam Darnold’s absence could set him back a bit, but he thinks they’ll be able to get him up to speed once he’s signed his rookie contract.

“Any time you’re not here you lose something,” Bowles said, via Pro Football Talk. “Obviously when he comes in we’ll get him caught up. … It’s part of the business. We’ve got two other quarterbacks that can play too.”


  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that a contract extension for Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is still “not imminent” at this point in time.
  • This comes after Gronkowski said on Thursday that he never considered holding out of training camp for a new contract: “[I]t hasn’t even came close to considering thatNot even one bit. What I can do, though, is keep preparing, keep showing up every day, keep doing what I’ve got to do to get better.
  • Jeff Howe reports that Patriots RT Marcus Cannon will “likely” return to tomorrow’s practice after leaving Friday with a non-physical injury.

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