AFC East Notes: Teddy Bridgewater, Bills, Jets, Patriots


Teddy Bridgewater

  • Ralph Vacchiano takes a look at some speculative landing spots for Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater, who is reportedly on the trading block.
  • Vacchiano’s list includes the Eagles, Texans, Broncos, Jaguars, Buccaneers and Saints.


  • Bills HC Sean McDermott told reporters that tests on QB A.J. McCarron are “not totally conclusive” and he is in the process of receiving a second opinion on his shoulder. (Mike Rodak)
  • According to McDermott, they’re not going to make any quarterback decisions at this point based on McCarron’s injury and instead plan to take things one day at a time. (Chris Brown)
  • Regarding veteran DT Kyle Williams said he’s McDermott week-to-week and will not need a procedure “at this time.” (Joe Buscaglia)
  • McDermott said that rookie DT Harrison Phillips will replace Williams with the first-team defense at three-technique. (Joe Buscaglia)


  • According to Rich Cimini, rookie QB Sam Darnold got the bulk of the reps on Sunday.
  • Cimini’s sense right now is that barring regression against the Giants, Darnold is “trending toward” starting for the Jets in Week 1.
  • Brian Costello says that an under-the-radar guy who could make the Jets’ roster is WR Charone Peake, given that he’s starting on a few special teams units.
  • Jets HC Todd Bowles said of WR Terrelle Pryor: “He’s still coming around. We haven’t seen him fully yet… When he’s healthy, he’s got a proven track record. We just have to make sure he’s healthy when we put him out there and let his natural athletic ability take over.


  • A league source tells Ben Volin of the Boston Globe that it wouldn’t be surprising to see Teddy Bridgewater eventually end up with the Patriots. Volin admits that the Jets are unlikely to trade Bridgewater to New England, but he could be a target for the Patriots in free agency next year.
  • Volin’s source also suggested that Jacoby Brissett could return to New England.
  • Volin wonders if Tom Brady‘s new deal was designed to leave some room for TE Rob Gronkowski, who is expected to sign a restructured contract of his own at some point.
  • The Patriots haven’t given rookie P Corey Bojorquez any work during the team’s first two preseason games. Mike Reiss wonders if this could the Patriots limiting the amount of tape other teams have of Bojorquez and reduces the odds of him being claimed by a punter-needy team.
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