AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots



On Sunday, Dolphins HC Brian Flores made the decision to bench Josh Rosen in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Rosen admitted that he was “disappointed” by the move, but he respects the decision from his head coach. 

“I was disappointed, but I understood the situation,” Rosen said, via the Sun-Sentinel. “I mean it obviously was a smart decision given how the game almost ended. Flo’s job first and foremost is to win football games and I respect the decision, and it’s my job to not put him in that position.”

Flores told reporters that Rosen is still the team’s starting quarterback.

“Josh will continue to be the starter, and, again, if we feel like we need a spark and Fitz has to go in, we’ll continue to do that,” Flores said.


  • According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the Jets could look to extend S Jamal Adams following this year, which would be the first time he’s eligible to be extended. 
  • Jets RB Bilal Powell has only three offensive snaps so far this year but says it’s not because of a serious neck injury last year thought to be potentially career-ending: “Yeah, I’m fine, 100 percent healed.”
  • Free-agent QB Brock Osweiler won’t sign with the Jets as a backup, as he’s looking for more than the minimum salary. 


  • According to Michael Giardi, the Patriots worked out WR Quincy Adeboyejo on Saturday.
  • Per ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Patriots first-round rookie WR N’Keal Harry is eligible to start practicing this week and can come off injured reserve before New England’s November 3 game against the Ravens. 
  • Patriots LT Isaiah Wynn can start practicing October 26 and can return after New England’s bye for their game against the Eagles. 
  • Reiss thinks a win-win trade for the Patriots would be to send DE Michael Bennett, who’s played sparingly, to Atlanta for WR Mohamed Sanu. It would fill needs on offense and defense respectively for New England and Atlanta.
  • Both injured Patriots C David Andrews and James Develin have become quasi-quality control coaches for the Patriots while they’re out with injuries. 
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