AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots



  • ESPN’s Mike Reiss expects Patriots DC Brian Flores to fly directly from Atlanta to Miami after the Super Bowl to start his next job as the Dolphins head coach. 


  • ESPN’s Rich Cimini writes that the Jets could consider trading WR Robby Anderson if the team is able to land someone like Antonio Brown. Cimini adds that the Eagles inquired about Anderson at the trade deadline last year.
  • Cimini also mentions LBs Jordan Jenkins, Darron Lee and DL Leonard Williams as potential trade candidates for the Jets.
  • Citing a person familiar with the situation, Cimini reports that there was some early friction between Jets HC Adam Gase and GM Mike Maccagnan and new DC Gregg Williams over the hire of Williams’ son, Blake, to the defensive staff. 
  • Cimini confirmed a previous report that the Jets will have no interest in RB Kareem Hunt
  • According to Cimini, the Jets had interest in trading for Rams DE Dante Fowler at the deadline this year and will likely pursue him if he becomes available in free agency. 


  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports both Patriots DBs Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty could retire this offseason, with Jason being the likelier of the two if he’s not brought back. 
  • The Patriots were one of the teams inquiring about CB Aqib Talib last offseason, per Rapoport. Sources say the team’s offer was likely a sixth-round pick, while the Rams acquired Talib from the Broncos for a fifth. 
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer expects the Patriots to try to extend QB Tom Brady in February around the NFL Combine. 
  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he’s trying to live in the moment with his team’s unique run of success: “I don’t think we’ll ever replicate this. I don’t think it’ll be replicated anywhere. And I’m proud and happy that our family has been able to nurture it and be at the helm here. But I’m gonna enjoy it. I’m gonna enjoy every moment of it. And we’ll try to keep it going as long as we can. But we do have to be thinking about plans, which you think about anyhow, because this is a game where, in one play, things can change.”


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John Storch
1 year ago

How about a MAGA I mean MEGA CONGRATULATIONS to the New England Patriots on their 6th Super Bowl WIN. It just goes to show that OLD SCHOOL football TRUMPs this new age College Football 2.0 time and again. OBI BILL KENOBI played the same defensive scheme as he did in the ’90-’91 Super Bowl as DC of the GMEN. Two high safeties, man corner coverage and pressure up the middle. And the Left Coast Star Wars Rams could NOT break the Pats’ defensive riddle. And on offense, Tom Skywalker Brady, YODAlman and CHEWBAgronkowski sliced through the defense like a saber.… Read more »