AFC Notes: Bills, Chiefs, Patriots



  • Per Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, the NFL found the Bills did not violate the injury reporting policy by not disclosing DE Jerry Hughes‘ wrist injury in 2019. 


This coming Sunday will mark Chiefs HC Andy Reid‘s first return to the Super Bowl since making it with the Eagles following the 2004 regular season. Reid came up short that day and a Super Bowl win is arguably the only thing missing from his legacy. And while that may be on the mind of some players, Reid says it won’t be on his, win or lose. 

“You just took the drive that I take every day and there’s nothing to the outside world right there,” Reid said via NBC Sports’ Peter King. “It’s calm, it’s dark, and then I go in this building and I study. Then when I leave it’s dark. It’s calm, and I go home and sleep and rest and then come back and do it again. That to me, is what’s real. That’s what I enjoy. I don’t worry about the other stuff. I don’t go there. Everybody’s gonna have their opinion on whether you can coach or can’t coach. Or this or that. I’ve been doing it a long time. Loved every minute. I love the relationships maybe most of all. I love putting the strategy together with my young coaches. I get in there and grind with them. I got some great minds that love to study and be creative. Everything else? Eh. It is what it is.”

  • Per King, Chiefs GM Brett Veach was sold on QB Patrick Mahomes when he watched him come back to play in the second half of a blowout in his second to last college game despite leaving in the first with an injury: “Now you look back and you see how meaningful that was. In the Denver game this year, his kneecap pops out, and the son of a buck wants to go back in the game!”


  • The Athletic’s Paul Dehner Jr. writes “there are legs” to a potential trade of Bengals QB Andy Dalton to the Patriots. 
  • The Patriots denied the Giants’ request to interview assistant QB coach Mick Lombardi. (Dan Duggan)

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