AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots


Dolphins HC Adam Gase was asked about the play from backup quarterbacks David Fales and Brock Osweiler during Saturday’s preseason game.

“I think there’s room for improvement for sure,” Gase said of the backups, via Pro Football Talk “but it’s hard to put it all on them when you get the ball and you’re not expecting it or we’re not blocking the guys. That’s why it’s hard to evaluate quarterbacks sometimes in preseason games and you have to use all your practice time and what you know about guys’ history, and that’s what makes it tough to evaluate them sometimes.

  • Regarding players who are on the Dolphins’ roster bubble, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that RB Sinorise Perry “should” make the team’s active roster.
  • Jackson believes the Dolphins must look for an offensive lineman on the waiver wire, and could also sign up to two linebackers.
  • With WRs DeVante Parker injured and Jakeem Grant both going through the concussion protocol, Jackson writes that signing a sixth receiver is a “necessity” for the Dolphins.
  • As for cornerbacks currently on the roster bubble, Jackson points out that two between Jalen Davis, Tony Lippett and Torry McTyer will make the 53-man roster.


  • While Jets’ first-round QB Sam Darnold is set to be the team’s starting quarterback, Rich Cimini of ESPN believes trading Teddy Bridgewater would be “absurd” given that he is “arguably” the best quarterback on the roster.
  • Cimini writes that trading Bridgewater for anything less than a third-round pick would indicate the team is more concerned with their future than the current roster.
  • Cimini says that Bridgewater has “outplayed” Darnold this preseason and he gives the Jets the best chance for success.
  • As for players who are on the roster bubble, Cimini names LB Lorenzo Mauldin, WR Charone Peake, WR Chad Hansen, and CB Juston Burris.
  • Jets HC Todd Bowles said he will name his starting quarterback “sometime next week … maybe.” (Ralph Vacchiano)
  • Bowles added that RB Elijah McGuire (foot) will not be ready for Week 1 and could be placed on the short-term injured reserve to start the season. (Ralph Vacchiano)
  • Regarding Jets WR Jermaine Kearse‘s abdomen injury, Bowles said he is “not sure” if it is a significant issue. (Ralph Vacchiano)


Patriots WR Cordarrelle Patterson said he is excited for his opportunity in New England and is committed to “working hard” and improving.

I have mistakes all the time, just thinking too much, but at the end of the day I’m having fun, I’m enjoying it. I’m in a position where guys pray to be in,” said Patterson, via Mike Reiss of ESPN. “You don’t want to be that guy who’s always hanging his head down, not enjoying yourself. Whether it’s Tom, Danny [Etling], [Brian] Hoyer, I want to show them I’m working hard, smiling, having fun, doing the little things I need to do.”

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