AFC East Notes: Bills, Jets, Patriots



Bills HC Sean McDermott says he and GM Brandon Beane looked at several potential trades to try and bolster their 5-2 team for the second half of the season. However, Buffalo didn’t find anything to its liking and elected to stand pat. 

“If there’s not a responsible move for us to make we’re not gonna make it,” McDermott said via’s Matt Parrino. “There’s been way too many years of irresponsible decision-making, let’s just put it that way. At the end of the day, you guys know we’re going to do things that are in the best interest of this organization, short and long term. We didn’t find something that would be responsible for us to do.”


Jets GM Joe Douglas insisted that he was not interested in trading S Jamal Adams and never had any “serious” discussions about exchanging him. 

Last week Jamal and I had a good conversation. We talked for a while. He did state that he did want to be a member of this team and didn’t want to go anywhere. We did not make any calls on Jamal. Teams called us. Teams have been calling us since there was a social media issue a few weeks back. My message was clear: Jamal is an absolute stud and we’re not interested in moving him. Teams called anyway. We were never in serious trade talks,” said Douglas, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY

Additionally, Douglas said he was “not shopping” Jets RB Le’Veon Bell after he came up in possible rumors. 

We were not shopping any of those players that were talked about today,” said Douglas, via Bob Glauber

  • Bell told reporters he was frustrated about having only 12 touches in Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars and spoke with HC Adam Gase about it. He added they’re good and he expects to be more involved this week. (Rich Cimini)


  • Albert Breer reports that WR Josh Gordon passed an exit physical for New England today before being waived from injured reserve, so he’s obviously healthy. 
  • The Patriots hosted DL Joel Heath for a visit Thursday. (Mike Reiss)
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