AFC Notes: Bills, Browns, Ravens

     

Bills

  • ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques writes the biggest question for the upcoming Bills camp is how much of an impact new WR Stefon Diggs will have on the passing game as a bonafide No. 1 wideout. 
  • Diggs will be critical for Bills QB Josh Allen in his third season as he seeks to prove himself as a franchise leader by becoming more consistent, improving his decision-making and raising his completion percentage. 
  • Louis-Jacques will also be watching how the Bills split up the load between RBs Devin Singletary and Zack Moss, each third-round picks the past two years. 
  • Bills CB Josh Norman is also one of the few new potential starters on a defense that’s been strong the past few seasons, so Louis-Jacques says it will be interesting to see how he integrates and what he has left at this point in his career. 

Browns

  • The Browns announced they have hired former Vikings QB coach Kevin Rogers as a senior offensive assistant. He’ll work with the whole staff. 

Ravens

  • Per the Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, while Ravens QB Lamar Jackson set the bar impossibly high in 2019 by being just the second-ever unanimous MVP, some areas he has for improvement include staying healthy and reducing hits along with improving his consistency as a passer. 
  • As the Ravens enter camp, Zrebiec says G Bradley Bozeman, C Matt Skura (if healthy) and G D.J. Fluker are the leaders to start on the interior of the offensive line. 
  • Zrebiec notes the Ravens are betting on development from WRs Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin and a quick transition to the NFL for third-round WR Devin Duvernay and sixth-round WR James Proche
  • Baltimore is also banking on first-round LB Patrick Queen and third-round LB Malik Harrison hitting the ground running and solidifying inside linebacker as rookies. 
  • The Ravens are also hoping S Earl Thomas can be a little more impactful in Year 2 in Baltimore. 
  • Zrebiec lists Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey, QB Robert Griffin, WR Chris Moore, EDGE Pernell McPhee, DE Jihad Ward, EDGE Tyus Bowser, CB Jimmy Smith, S Anthony Levine, LS Morgan Cox, WR Willie Snead, DE Derek Wolfe and Skura as players who could be candidates for in-season extensions, all except Humphrey who are entering contract years. 
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