AFC Notes: Bengals, Colts, Dolphins


  • Tom Pelissero reports that Bengals DL coach Jacob Burney has officially retired from coaching after his contract with Cincinnati expired on Friday. 


  • Andrew Walker of the Colts’ official site mentions Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf as a player who is expected to be available for the Colts by the time they’re on the clock at No. 26 overall. Walker adds that Metcalf appears to be a good fit for Indianapolis’ No. 2 receiver job. 
  • In no particular order, Walker believes the Colts’ first three picks in the 2019 NFL Draft should be an edge rusher, wide receiver and offensive lineman. 
  • Walker expects the possibility of the Colts trading backup QB Jacoby Brissett this offseason to be one of the more interesting topics for Indianapolis. Walker mentions that the Colts are already planning for their future backup quarterback, regardless of whether or not they trade Brissett, which could lead them to at least consider the possibility of moving him. 


Armando Salguero reports that the Dolphins’ decision to hire Brian Flores as their next head coach was made largely by GM Chris Grier.

According to Salguero, people within the organization say it was “no secret” that Grier was focused on signing Flores given the two are “long time” friends. 

Flores explained that his interview with the Dolphins was different because of his ties to Grier.

The Dolphins [interview] was different in that I’ve known Chris for a long time,” Flores said. “We met in scouting games way back when. I have a lot of respect for him. He’s someone I call a friend. That was good and obviously Steve Ross was great to meet. And that was the same for all the interviews. I met a lot of great people, and it was a great experience for me. That part was really enlightening to me.

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