AFC Notes: Bills, Browns, Jets



  • Mike Rodak mentions that the Bills have around $32 million of cap room to work with following the Tyrod Taylor trade.
  • With this in mind, Rodak believes the Bills should have a better shot at re-signing MLB Preston Brown and tosses out Christian Kirskey ($9.5M) and Kiko Alonso ($8.3M) as recent comparisons for Brown in terms of annual salary.
  • Bills GM Brandon Beane has said that they haven’t ruled out re-signing CB E.J. Gaines even after signing Vontae Davis, but Rodak says it’s hard to see the money working for Buffalo.
  • Rodak points out that the range of salaries for cornerback could go anywhere from the $10M Logan Ryan got from the Titans to the $5.3M Marcus Cooper received from the Bears.


Browns LT Joe Thomas tells Pat McManamon of ESPN that his decision whether to return for the 2018 season or retire will be based purely on his health. Thomas did add that he’s excited about the recent trades the new front office pulled off last week.

“My decision will be based purely on my health,” Thomas said. “But I’m excited by the moves John made.

  • According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the trades made by the Browns last week stunned other teams who had been in negotiations with them.
  • Florio mentions that there’s obviously not a requirement for the Browns to call other teams and tell them that they’re taking another offer. However, Florio points out that this is “the kind of thing that can leave people a little miffed about the way things went down.”