AFC Notes: Bills, Jets, Patriots

     

Bills

Bills QB Josh Allen said WR Stefon Diggs “loves to work” and has been a mentor for younger players on their roster. 

I’ll tell you, this man loves to work,” Allen said, via Ryan Talbot of NYup.com. “He loves to get on the field and run routes and talk to the guys and explain how he’s running routes and explain what works for him to these young cats.”

Allen said the “bad rep” Diggs had in Minnesota was undeserved. 

“It was very, very awesome to see just the amount of detail that he puts into his craft, how communicative he was, how willing he was to learn. And he wasn’t there for himself. He was there for the betterment of the team and wanted to hang out with the guys and wanted to learn and get to know the guys and I thought that was pretty special. You hear all these crazy stories in the media and I think he’s had a bad rep where he was at,” Allen said.

Jets

Jets S Jamal Adams mentioned on Instagram that his negotiations have been “a lot of talk, no action” and he hasn’t received an initial proposal from New York, which was promised back in January. 

I can’t even get my first proposal that they said they would send over in January…,” Adams said on Instagram, via JetsWire. “I was called ‘selfish’ tho! Lol A lot of talk no action #StayWoke.” 

  • Ryan Dunleavy notes that Jets RB Le’Veon Bell took part in a workout that includes Jets’ quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, and tight ends that are healthy.

Patriots

  • ESPN’s Mike Reiss notes Patriots 2019 third-round RB Damien Harris should get a much larger opportunity to prove himself in training camp this year after news of starting RB Sony Michel‘s foot surgery. 
  • Reiss says to keep an eye on new coaching assistant Tyler Hughes, as he has experience as a head coach at the lower levels and was a quality control assistant for Ohio State in 2012. 
  • Ben Volin of the Boston Globe writes the Patriots are one of 11 teams where QB Colin Kaepernick would be a fit. 
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