AFC Notes: Bengals, Broncos, Browns, Dolphins


With the Bengals facing a major overhaul, HC Marvin Lewis explained that it’s better to have someone in place that you know, as opposed to bringing someone in that you haven’t worked with before.

“You’re going to have to start from scratch regardless, so you might as well start from scratch with someone you understand, you know,” Lewis said, via the Associated Press. “Everybody can always look at what’s negative from it, but the only way we can go about it and do it positive is to get back to work and go about it.

“I think sometimes there’s a tendency to think that the grass is greener, and it doesn’t necessarily end up that way often,” Lewis said. “So I think if they feel good about the relationship they have and where they’re headed that way, I think it’s a little different that way.”


  • Lou Romano of CBS Sports has been told by Sean Kugler that the Broncos have hired him to be their new offensive line coach.


  • Michael Lombardi would “be stunned” if USC QB Sam Darnold is not selected with the Browns’ No. 1 overall pick.
  • Lombardi adds that Browns GM John Dorsey will not trade away from the top selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.


  • Adam Caplan mentions that if Bears OL Jeremiah Washburn ends up moving on, he’ll likely be a “strong candidate” to for the Dolphins’ OL coach position.
  • Dolphins LT Laremy Tunsil said he was disappointed with his performance this season and is intent on improving next year: “This season was not how I wanted it to be.” (Barry Jackson)
  • Dolphins DB Tracy Howard, who was signed to a futures deal,  said the team wants to develop him as a safety: “You’re more involved at safety.

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