Bills LB Matt Milano explained that with the defense having many of the same pieces from last year, they are already ahead of schedule.
“Right now, we’re just way ahead of the game,” Milano said, via Bills Wire. “Guys aren’t so much concerned about the playbook. They already know the playbook. It’s more about getting those small details tuned up in order to make those plays to help the team win. We’re ahead of the game. We’re rolling, especially on defense, the back seven I think has been together for four-plus years now, if not more than that.”
- Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald takes a look at players on the Dolphins’ defense who could find themselves on the roster bubble or at serious risk of being cut prior to the 2021 season.
- Those on the defensive line at risk include Jason Strowbridge, Jonathan Ledbetter, John Jenkins, Benito Jones, Tyshun Render, Nick Coe, and Jerome Johnson.
- Linebackers that Jackson said are unlikely to make the roster include Sam Eguavoen, Calvin Munson, and Kylan Johnson.
- When it comes to defensive backs in jeopardy, Jackson notes Clayton Fejedelem, Nate Holley, Matt Cole, Jamal Perry, Trill Williams, Jaytlin Askew, Terrell Bonds, Javaris Davis, and Tino Ellis.
Jets LB C.J. Mosley said returning to the organization after opting out of last season feels like a “breath of fresh air” and believes they are “building a great foundation.”
“It’s been a breath of fresh air, that’s the best way to put it,” Mosley, via Jack Bell of the team’s official site. “I’m happy to be back in the building with my teammates, to be around the locker room and the new energy. What we’re doing now is building a great foundation, setting this team on course to stack up wins and get to where we want to go.”
Mosley also made just two appearances in 2019 before suffering a season-ending injury. He mentioned that he’s moving around confidently in practice.
“When you’re out for a while, you’re always in your head, thinking, ‘When I get back, how’s it going to feel? Am I going to be able to move like I used to?’ I feel great.”
Jets DC Jeff Ulbrich called Mosley a “field general” of their defense and is “very, very excited” to see what the linebacker can do in their system.
“I’m so excited about C.J. and what he brings to this defense and what he brings to this team,” Ulbrich said. “He is one of those authentic, alpha leaders. Just knows how to run the defense. He’s the field general. He’s the old-school Mike that you look to, and very, very excited about what he can do within this defense, and excited for him just personally getting back on the field because I know this game is very, very important to him and getting back to some normalcy for him.”
Jets’ new LB Jarrad Davis added that Mosely returning to their defense raises the bar for his teammates.
“Playing with C.J. is exciting,” Davis said. “I love being able to have someone of that caliber next to me. Just to have someone as locked in and focused on his job helps raise the bar. Having someone of his caliber out there really helps to naturally set the tone.”