AFC East Notes: Jets, Patriots, Texans

     

Jets

  • Brian Costello of the New York Post writes that C Jonotthan Harrison is a potential Jets’ weak spot to watch closely this summer. 
  • The Jets re-signed Harrison to a two-year, $5 million deal this past March, as opposed to spending big money for Matt Paradis or Mitch Morse.
  • Costello notes that Ty Montgomery was impressive during offseason workouts with Le’Veon Bell away from the team for most of the voluntary portion.
  • According to Costello, Montgomery looks to be a “good fit” in Adam Gase’s offense because of his versatility as a runner and pass catcher. He’s also the current favorite to be the kick returner for the Jets. 

Patriots

  • Joel Corry of CBS Sports notes that if the Patriots sign Tom Brady to a similar extension to the one they agreed to back in 2016, Brady should make $25 million per year after adjusting the salary for salary cap inflation. 
  • According to Corry, it would cost the Patriots $32.4 million to designate Brady as their franchise player in 2020, which would be a 20 percent increase above his current $27 million cap figure. 

Texans

Texans QB Deshaun Watson believes he has made noticeable strides in the team’s offensive system. 

“I feel like I’m ahead of where I was, of course, last year,” Watson said, via HoustonTexans.com. “Just decision making, operation of the offense, being able to do things that I couldn’t do a year before and definitely my rookie year. Being able to take control and take leadership of this offense and be able to get the young guys lined up, make sure the protection is right, make sure the ball is getting placed in the right direction or where the ball needs to be versus this coverage. It’s been a great camp and we’re just trying to continue to improve and make this offense go.

Watson is optimistic about what their offense can accomplish in 2019. 

“Whoever is touching the ball on each possession can make something happen,” Watson said. “We’re all confident that we’re going to be on the same page, great chemistry, have some fun and try to light up the scoreboard as much as we can.”

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