AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

     

Dolphins

  • Regarding possible changes for the Dolphins’ offensive line, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that the organization is unsure whether they want to commit a long-term contract to impending free-agent RT Ja’waun James.
  • In the end, Jackson does not think Miami wants to continue paying James over $9 million per year.
  • However, Dolphins’ recently signed OL coach Pat Flaherty said he would like to retain James in order to keep “continuity” along the offensive line: “I think it keeps the continuity there, if we’re able to retain him. We sure hope he does [stay with Miami]. He’s a good football player. I’ve had an opportunity to go back and watch every game from 2018. He’s a fairly young guy also, so he has some things technique-wise that he can get better.” 
  • Flaherty went on to say that possible prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft will still “take some time” to adjust to the league: “It’s going to take some time for those young guys. Even though they’ve played at a high level in college, they’re not seeing the same type of player. You’re seeing really a skilled player at this level.
  • Regarding the possibility of adding QB Nick Foles this offseason, Armando Salguero says it’s not happening. 

Jets

Patriots

Doug Kyed of NESN takes a look at the Patriots’ potential market for a quarterback of the future and examines their free agent, trade, and 2019 NFL Draft options. 

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