- The Athletic’s Matthew Fairburn also thinks the Bills will go with QB Davis Webb as the No. 3 over fifth-round QB Jake Fromm on the final roster.
- Fairburn identifies sixth-round WR Isaiah Hodgins as the top candidate for the final roster spot at wide receiver ahead of Isaiah McKenzie, Duke Williams and Robert Foster.
- Fairburn notes if Bills G Jon Feliciano is healthy or not out long, that could mean the Bills cut G Brian Winters before he even plays a game.
- Bills DE Trent Murphy is another likely veteran cut, per Fairburn, because of the $7 million in cap savings.
- Fairburn points out Buffalo’s acquisition of LB Andre Smith likely pushes out two of Vosean Joseph, Tyrel Dodson and Corey Thompson.
- Bills CB Josh Norman (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. (Marcel Louis-Jacques)
- Bills CB Levi Wallace is now day-to-day with a hamstring injury. (Sal Capaccio)
- ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe mentions Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin as one of the most improved players during camp and a player who should have a role as the No. 3 back.
- At wide receiver, Wolfe highlights Isaiah Ford, Mack Hollins and seventh-rounder Malcolm Perry as the top candidates to round out the roster. However, given the injuries at the position, Wolfe thinks Miami could make an addition.
- While Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has missed a week of practice with a foot injury, the team doesn’t anticipate him missing any time to start the season. (Jeremy Fowler)
Jets C Connor McGovern believes their offense has the potential to be “pretty dangerous” once everyone is healthy.
“Once everyone’s back & ready to go for Week 1, I think we’re going to be a pretty dangerous offense,” said McGovern, via Manish Mehta.
- Jets WR Denzel Mims (hamstring) participated in individual drills for the first time since the start of training camp. (Rich Cimini)
- Mims says he “most definitely” will be ready for Week 1. (Manish Mehta)
- Meanwhile, Jets WR Breshad Perriman (knee) did some work on a side field. (Costello)
- Jets HC Adam Gase said Perriman’s knee will feel better but then unexpectedly start to swell again. (Connor Hughes)
- However, Perriman’s MRI didn’t show anything alarming that would be expected to be an year-long issue. (Hughes)
- Gase has been impressed with third-round S Ashtyn Davis who will be counted on as a starter after the team traded Jamal Adams: “He’s doing exactly what we hoped he would do when we drafted him…. You can tell the guy is super sharp. Makes a ton of plays. It seems like the ball finds him. He’s like the Energizer Bunny. He never stops.” (Mehta)
- Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer says there’s absolutely a chance Patriots QB Cam Newton could be the team’s starter for longer than just the 2020 season. Newton signed a one-year deal this offseason.
- ESPN’s Mike Reiss thinks the Patriots could cut WR Mohamed Sanu this weekend as a part of the trim down to 53, especially considering his $6.5 million salary.
- Reiss adds he expects the Patriots to look on the waiver wire for some help at tight end behind rookies Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene.
- Reiss is the latest Patriots beat reporter to forecast the practice squad for fifth-round K Justin Rohrwasser.
- Patriots RB coach Ivan Fears said RB Sony Michel “got heavy” while he was recovering from foot surgery but did a good job of getting “down where he needs to be.” (Karen Guregian)
- Fears said this last week of practice will be critical for RB Lamar Miller after spending so much time on the PUP list: “It’s really too early to say a whole lot. He’s coming off a major injury. You have to give him a chance to get his legs up underneath him. We threw him in the fire pretty fast, because we’re running out of time to be physical in practice.” (Reiss)
- Patriots HC Bill Belichick said DE Deatrich Wise has bulked up into the 280s with “good weight” and his strength and technique have both improved. (Doug Kyed)
- Belichick noted the Patriots could still use WR Julian Edelman as a punt returner if they needed to during the season. (Reiss)