AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

     

Dolphins

Dolphins RB Kenyon Drake says he isn’t worried about having a reduced workload in 2019 if it results in the team winning more games.

“I would like to win a lot more games,” Drake said, via the Sun-Sentinel. “That’s my most important thing — whether I get the ball five times or 25 times, if we’re winning games, everybody’s going to get the accolades that they want. All in all, we went [7-9] last year and people had good stat seasons. I had over 1,000 [total] yards, almost double digits in touchdowns — you know, whoop-dee-doo. We didn’t go to the playoffs. We didn’t win enough games.”

That’s really up to them to decide,” Drake added. “I put myself in the best situation to help win games — so whether that’s catching the ball, whether that’s running the ball, whether that’s playing special teams, whatever they want me to do — that’s what I’m going to do.”

Jets

A league source tells Josina Anderson that there are concerns about the Jets’ GM position in terms of much control they would have. 

“No one really wants job without long-term deal,” Anderson’s source said. “Staff in place is not qualified to handle personnel matters. (People are wondering) how much control is new person actually going to have.”

  • Tom Pelissero reports that Jets first-round DL Quinnen Williams didn’t practice on Thursday because of tightness in his calf. However, Williams didn’t need to get an MRI and isn’t believed to have an injury. 

Patriots

Veteran LB Jamie Collins admitted that he was surprised the Patriots contacted him about returning to New England after they traded him away a few years ago. 

“I was surprised,” Collins said, via Zach Cox of NESN.com. “But then again, I wasn’t, because I’m just a free agent, so obviously a lot of teams are going to contact you or whatever. That’s just the business of the game. I’m always surprised no matter what. I’m surprised right now just being in the position.”

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