AFC East Notes: Bills, Jets, Patriots

     

Bills

  • Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com writes that free agent addition Mitch Morse is slated to start at center and Dion Dawkins will likely return as the team’s left tackle in 2019. However, “everything else is in play” for the Bills’ offensive line. 
  • Brown does, however, admit that second-round pick Cody Ford probably has the right tackle job “nailed down.”
  • The guard spots will be interesting, as Spencer Long, Jon Feliciano and Quinton Spain will be among those competing for starting jobs. 

Jets

  • Rich Cimini mentions that Wake Forest WR/KR Greg Dortch is the “most fascinating” of the Jets’ undrafted free agent class this year, given that New York needs a punt and kickoff returner after losing All-Pro Andre Roberts in free agency.
  • According to Cimini, the Jets’ decision to claim Luke Falk off of waivers from the Dolphins last week is a “clear indication” that HC Adam Gase isn’t sold on Davis Webb as their No. 3 option. 
  • Cimini expects the Jets to have four quarterbacks on their training camp roster, which means that Falk, Webb and Brandon Silvers are likely competing for two spots.
  • While the draft has passed, Cimini says the Jets are still open to trading LB Darron Lee.
  • Free agent addition RB Le’Veon Bell skipped voluntary workouts and Cimini writes that it would be “bad form” for him to also stay away for voluntary OTAs, which begin on May 21. 

Patriots

  • Mike Reiss of ESPN writes that it would not be surprising if the Patriots and veteran TE Ben Watson came to an agreement for him to return for the 2019 season, despite considering retirement. 
  • Reiss mentions that free agent OT Jared Veldheer would fill an important need for the Patriots. 
  • According to Reiss, the word regarding Veldheer, who visited New England last week, is that he wouldn’t come until after May 7, given that this is when players no longer factor into the compensatory formula if signed. 

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