- On Friday, Bills OC Brian Daboll said of the Stefon Diggs‘ addition: “I’ve had quite a few conversations with him to try to develop that relationship I talked about that’s so important. He’s smart, he’s in all the meetings. Can’t wait to get out there and work together.” (Sal Capaccio)
- As for rookie RB Zack Moss, Daboll said: “He really did a good job on his college tape of the things we’re looking for in a running back…tough, hard-nosed…it’s a hard transition to go from college to pros to be successful right away. The quicker you can do it the more you can help your team.” (Sal Capaccio)
- Bills special teams coordinator Heath Farwell said the punting job is Corey Bojorquez‘s to lose. Farwell add that while he’s done a very good job, but they need more consistency at punter. The Bills also have Kaare Vedvik competing for the job. (Sal Capaccio)
- Farwell said he called Stephen Hauschka after they drafted Tyler Bass and told him it’s his job to lose. Farwell added Hauschka could approach it one of two ways: Either pack it in or compete. (Matt Parrino)
“I think it all depends on his health; if he’s healthy I’m playing him,” Arians told 100.9 FM in Alabama, via JoeBucsFan.com. “I don’t think you learn anything holding a clipboard. You know, I had Peyton Manning his first year, Andrew Luck his first year, Ben [Roethlisberger] was one of those guys that went in by accident because Tommy Maddox got hurt. You miss all the practice reps, you miss the game reps. I don’t know what you learn holding a clipboard watching.”
- ESPN’s Mike Reiss believes the Patriots have improved in the secondary with the additions of free-agent S Adrian Phillips and second-round S Kyle Dugger.
- More importantly, New England already had a strong secondary and was able to retain both S Devin McCourty and CB Jason McCourty.
- Reiss thinks the Patriots took a step back at linebacker and defensive line with the loss of LBs Jamie Collins, Kyle Van Noy, Elandon Roberts and DT Danny Shelton.