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AFC Notes: Bills, Jets, Patriots

     

Bills

Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds believes the team has a target on them after finishing the 2019 season with the No. 3 ranked defense in the league. 

Yeah, I think anytime you’re at the top, you’ve got a target on your back,” Edmunds said, via Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News

Edmunds said he enjoys the non-contact walk-through sessions they’ve had given it prevents injuries. 

“I’m a fan on the walk-throughs,” Edmunds said. “I think it’s a period to actually get better, but not be as taxing on your body. And if you do walk-throughs the right way, you could definitely get better with them and actually take care of your body and be (healthier). … When we come here to walk-through, it’s a period for us all to get better and everybody has something they need to work on that you can work on during walk-through speed.”

  • The Bills officially signed G Brian Winters Thursday. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Winters got a one-year, $3 million deal with $2 million guaranteed. 

Jets

Patriots

Patriots second-year QB Jarrett Stidham told reporters on Friday that he’s “definitely ready” to compete with Cam Newton for the starting job this summer. 

“Absolutely. I think I’m definitely ready,” Stidham said, via MassLive.com. “I’ve put in a lot of work this offseason to really improve mentally, physically in a lot of different areas. At the end of the day, I’m extremely excited to compete with Cam and [Brian Hoyer] as we go forward in training camp and getting into the season and things like that. I’m really looking forward to the competition. I love competing in whatever it is, so I’m really looking forward to it.

  • Patriots QBs coach Jedd Fisch said that Josh McDaniels will still be involved with the team’s quarterback despite only being listed as offensive coordinator. (Doug Kyed)
  • McDaniels said of Cam Newton’s ability to learn a new playbook: “He’s a smart football player. He’s played a lot of football…guys in our league rarely have the type of success that he’s had in the past w/o understanding the game.” (Michael Giardi)
  • Newton was asked about meshing with HC Bill Belichick: “There’s a perception, but at the end of the day, it’s football. I’ve loved it ever since I’ve been here. … It’s just about finding your way to prove your worth on the team.” (Albert Breer)
  • Newton added: “I was blown away with the overall professionalism of the Patriots organization.” (Jeff Howe)
  • As for his health, Newton told reporters: “I feel amazing. I feel great. Not any different than any other person in that locker room, so extremely optimistic about that.” (Ben Volin)
  • Newton made it clear that he’s happy to be in New England: “Nobody really knows just how excited I am to be part of this organization. … a powerful dynasty with so much prestige and success. … I wake up pinching myself every day, it’s just so surreal.” (Jeff Howe)
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