AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

     

Dolphins

Jets

  • ESPN’s Rich Cimini expects the Jets to add a corner, potentially former Bears CB Bryce Callahan, after losing CB Buster Skrine to the Bears in free agency.  
  • SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano says the Jets are looking to move on from LB Darron Lee and likely won’t pick up his fifth-year option. 
  • Free-agent pickup WR Josh Bellamy is expected to play a significant role on special teams.  

Patriots

New Patriots DE Michael Bennett says he’s excited to be joining New England, who he says tried to trade for him each of the past two years.  

“From a football perspective there’s a respect for Belichick,” Bennett said via ESPN’s William C. Rhoden. “I consider him the Yoda of football when it comes to the ins and outs of what’s happening around how to prepare for a game.”

Bennett also said that while he would love for his brother, TE Martellus Bennett, to rejoin the Patriots, he wanted his brother to play because he wants to, not just to play with him.  He also said he told Patriots executives he would continue to remain in the locker room during the national anthem.  

  • ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports that the Patriots’ pursuit of WR Adam Humphries indicates their willingness to commit a large amount of money at the receiver position.  Other potential targets at slot receiver include Golden Tate, Cole Beasley and John Brown.  
  • Reiss says if the Patriots do sign a receiver, it would likely be for more than WR Julian Edelman‘s $5.5 million average per season, which could spark an extension or raise for Edelman.  
  • Jason La Canfora thinks former Packers DE Nick Perry makes sense for the Patriots, as he won’t count against the comp pick formula.  

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I think they’re missing a team… Hmmmm