AFC Notes: Bills, Jets, Patriots


Bills WR Stefon Diggs said Josh Allen enables him to be more creative on the field after being more accustomed to “timing routes” prior to joining Buffalo. 

“Josh will just look at me and say, ’’Stef’, just get open and catch the ball,” Diggs said, via Ryan Talbot of “I really don’t care what you do before that.’ And that’s hard to hear because I’m so used to timing routes and doing things in a certain type of way. But this is where the creativity comes in. I can mix things up a little bit, and the quarterback trusts me. The only way you can build that trust is by making plays.”

Diggs added that he is committed to buying “into a process” with the Bills. 

“I like to buy into a process, and I want to blend in as much as I can and let my play stand out. This is going to sound crazy, but I’m a by-the-book guy,” Diggs said.


  • Rich Cimini of ESPN believes the Jets could be major power players in post-June 1 free agency, as they could have around $18.7 million in cap space remaining to spend after signing their draft picks.
  • The team could create even more space by re-signing S Marcus Maye to a long-term contract extension. He remains absent from practice as he and the Jets are in the middle of negotiations, according to Cimini.
  • Also absent from workouts are LT Mekhi Becton and WR Jamison Crowder. Cimini says that the situation with Crowder is worth monitoring as he is currently in a contract year and there have been communications between the two sides.
  • Cimini doesn’t expect the team to make a run at Falcons’ WR Julio Jones but notes that they could bring a veteran cornerback such as Richard Sherman or Steven Nelson.
  • Another interesting option could be Bears’ QB Nick Foles. Should he be the odd man out in Chicago, Cimini thinks the Jets may be willing to add him as the backup to rookie QB Zach Wilson.


Patriots’ TE Hunter Henry mentioned his excitement to join an organization where he fits in and feels that he can compete at a high level.

I enjoy this culture. I think it fits me really well, and I’m excited to just embrace myself in it and really just be a complete Patriot and what it means. It’s just such a winning culture,” Henry said, via the Boston Herald. “There’s a tradition here. There’s a high level of expectation. So I think a lot of us, even including myself, are very excited about trying to elevate ourselves to meet those expectations and this culture. Excited to be here in this locker room and go to work every single day with these guys.”

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