AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

     

Dolphins

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald takes a look at a number of notable veteran players who could be on the roster bubble for the Dolphins. 
  • At the receiver position, Jackson mentions that Allen Hurns, Brice Butler and Isaiah Ford are likely competing for one spot, barring an injury. Jackson adds that Hurns’ contract could end up working against him, considering that his $2.5 million base salary would become guaranteed if he’s on the roster as of Sept. 3. 
  • Jackson lists Jordan Mills, Kyle Fuller, Will Holden and Zach Sterup as some offensive linemen who could be on the chopping block. 
  • Veteran TEs Dwayne Allen and Clive Walford could be competing for the No. 4 tight end job, according to Jackson. Although, Jackson admits it would be surprising to see Miami cut Allen. 
  • With the Dolphins likely to retain Raekwon McMillan, Jackson says LB Kiko Alonso‘s status is unclear. A team source declined to assure Jackson that Alonso was safe. 
  • Regarding the defensive line, Jackson mentions that Adolphus Washington and Akeem Spence could be competing for one job. 
  • Jackson has DBs Tyler Patmon, Maurice Smith, Cornell Armstrong and Jalen Davis as potential cuts. 
  • Dolphins S Reshad Jones returned to practice Monday after discarding his walking boot and should be ready to go for Week 1: “It felt good to be back out there with my teammates. Just running around a little bit. I haven’t run around in a while, but it felt pretty good.” (Joe Schad)
  • Dolphins WR Albert Wilson has not suffered a setback recovering from his hip injury and remains on track to play Week 1. (Armando Salguero)
  • Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn’t think he’ll be told if he’s the starter following the third preseason game, but he’s absolutely still gunning for the position: “I want to be the starter for this team.” (Salguero)
  • His main competition Josh Rosen, however, seems to be adjusting his expectations: “I’ve reshaped my focus in how I approach the game…More on me and how I approach the game. My goal is perform best I can this preseason game. Then best I can next preseason game and let the important people make the decision…” (Salguero)

Jets

  • According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the Jets tied $3.4 million of C Ryan Kalil‘s potential $8.4 million contract to per-game roster bonuses. 
  • Kalil receives a $118,750 bonus for every game he’s on the 53-man roster and $93,750 for every game he’s on the active 46-man gameday roster. 
  • Jets HC Adam Gase praised RB Trenton Cannon, who’s fighting for one of the final spots on the 53-man roster, saying the second-year player looks “legitimately improved.” (Connor Hughes)

Patriots

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe posted an updated 53-man roster projection on Monday for the Patriots. 

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