AFC Notes: Bills, Broncos, Jaguars, Jets


  • Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin was asked about the chances of re-injuring or aggravating his existing knee injury on Sunday: “I can’t really think about it. If that happens, it happens. … My ACL, my MCL, all that stuff is pretty much good. You can nick it. You can aggravate it again. But that’s football.” (Mike Rodak)
  • The Buffalo Bills officially ruled out WR Andre Holmes (neck) for Week 16’s game against the Patriots.
  • The Bills also list WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee), CB E.J. Gaines (knee), TE Nick O’Leary (back), G John Miller (ankle) and DT Kyle Williams (groin) all as questionable for Sunday’s game.


  • Mike Klis reports that Broncos GM John Elway and top deputy Matt Russell will be in Boise for Friday’s Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game that features Wyoming QB Josh Allen, who was widely considered a first-round talent.
  • Jeff Legwold adds that Broncos personnel will also make the rounds during bowl season to USC QB Sam Darnold against Ohio State and Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield against Georgia on New Year’s Day.
  • Legwold adds that there is a chance the Broncos could be one of the coaching staffs at the Senior Bowl next month.
  • The Broncos list WR Cody Latimer (thigh), QB Paxton Lynch (ankle), and WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) as questionable for Week 16.



Impending free agent TE Austin Sefarian-Jenkins says he’s hoping to return to the Jets next year and continue his career in New York.

“I got my life going in the right direction in this city,” Seferian-Jenkins said, via Connor Hughes of “It’s the city that gave me an opportunity when I was down and out. It’s a place I feel like I fit in, I belong. I would love to be here a long time.

The Jets took a chance on Sefarian-Jenkins when they claimed him off of waivers, despite the fact that the Buccaneers had cut him loose following a DUI arrest.

Sefarian-Jenkins is hoping that he’s shown them enough in his one year in New York for the Jets to commit to him long-term.

“Hopefully I’ve shown them enough this year to have them invest in me in the long term,” Seferian-Jenkins said. “Hopefully I can keep repaying them. I want to keep developing, and developing for them, into one of the best in the game.”

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