AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots


  • The Dolphins worked out New Mexico K Jason Sanders last week, according to Barry Jackson, and will attend Miami K Michael Badgley‘s workout this week.
  • Jackson mentions that the Dolphins are studying second-day quarterback prospects and it’s possible Washington State’s Luke Falk, Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson could be among their available options.
  • Jackson says the Dolphins most glaring needs at this point are a starting linebacker, a starting tight end and a rotational defensive tackle.


  • Rich Cimini of ESPN says there’s enough buzz in the scouting community to make him believe Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield is still in play for the Jets at No. 3 overall.
  • Cimini admits that Mayfield doesn’t fit the profile of quarterback Jets GM Mike Maccagnan targets. However, Mayfield had a lot of success in college and has impressed the Jets’ brass during their meetings.
  • According to Cimini, the Jets are scheduled to host Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen in the coming weeks.
  • Cimini reports that WR Robby Anderson‘s trial hearing for felony resisting arrest which scheduled for Monday in Miami has been postponed again. Cimini adds that the new date for Anderson’s trial is Aug. 6, which happens to be during the Jets’ training camp.


  • Mike Reiss writes that it was unlikely the Patriots were going to bring back Cameron Fleming after they re-signed LaAdrian Waddle last week.
  • Reiss explains that Fleming likely felt Dallas was his best option, as they could offer him the ability to play his natural position — right tackle — while New England has Marcus Cannon locked into that job.
  • Reiss mentions that Antonio Garcia, who recently announced that he has been cleared to play football after missing his rookie season, has lost considerable weight and “has a lot of ground to make up” this offseason.
  • According to Reiss, it would be a mistake to sleep on undrafted OL Cole Croston when it comes to the Patriots’ left tackle job. Croston reportedly caught OL coach Dante Scarnecchia’s attention with his combination of smarts, toughness and athleticism, which should give him a legitimate shot at trying to win the job this summer.

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