AFC Notes: Bills, Jets, Patriots


Former Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander, who opted to retire this offseason, says he would be open to discussing a comeback with Buffalo should they be in playoff contention. 

“I’m ready. I’m working. You never know. They make that run, call me up, Brandon [Beane],” Alexander said, via the Pat McAfee Show


  • Brian Costello of the New York Post writes that the Jets enter this season with the hope that TE Chris Herndon can build off a strong rookie season with QB Sam Darnold.
  • Costello adds that all indications are that Herndon is fully healthy and ready to go and could be a huge factor in both the Jets season and Darnold’s development.


  • Tom Curran of NBC Sports writes that the Patriots may struggle to find a trade partner for franchise LG Joe Thuney, who is the second-highest-paid guard in the league and will likely be looking for a new deal that pays him around $14 million per year.
  • Curran adds that Thuney’s $14.78 million cap hit for 2020 will travel with him to a new team due to the fact that he is franchised and the deadline to get him a new deal has passed.
  • As for potential trade partners, only fifteen teams currently have more than $15 million in cap space. Many of them need to sign rookies and are worried about the decline of the salary cap in 2021. 
  • Curran wonders if teams are willing to trade a second-round pick for a guard who’s going to need a new deal in eight months with no guarantee he will re-sign.

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