AFC Notes: Bills, Jets, Titans

     

Bills

Despite the plethora of additions to the running back room, including Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon and third-round pick Devin Singletary, Bills RB LeSean McCoy said he still anticipates being the starter. 

“In this league, in general, it’s always competition,” McCoy said via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. “I’m a type of guy, I thrive off of having a big name. So when guys come to my team, they’re curious to see, ‘How is LeSean McCoy? Is he still a good player?’ I mean, I’m a dominant player. I think that speaks for itself. But I’ll be in the same role as last year. And I look forward to putting some numbers up and bouncing back from that last season.”

McCoy said he understands why the Bills would bring in more running backs given he turns 31 in July and is entering the last year of his contract. But he says he’s still confident in his ability to produce. 

“I think that, if I was the GM or the coach, you have two 30-year-old running backs, so you’ve got to eventually prepare for the future, that’s normal, I would do that,” McCoy said. “But there were so many requests for trades for me, people were trying to get me, (the Bills) didn’t make a move. This team here wouldn’t make a move. That shows confidence in that. I play with confidence, so I don’t let stuff like that move me. The guys in the room, that’s going to help us out. Like Frank, I’m sure, he’ll help us out. He’ll get some play, he’ll make some plays. With the rookie, you know, we’ll try to fit them in there. But I expect to be the main workhorse.”

Jets

  • Albert Breer’s guess is that the Jets hire Phil Savage in a senior personnel executive role and outside the typical flow chart for a personnel department. 
  • Other potential additions to watch for the Jets, according to Breer, include ESPN’s Todd McShay and Bears executive Champ Kelly, who interviewed for the Jets GM job.
  • As for members of the Eagles who could follow Joe Douglas to New York, Breer mentions director of player personnel Andy Weidl and college scouting director Ian Cunningham

Titans

Titans first-round DT Jeffery Simmons says he might not play at all his rookie season after tearing his ACL in February while preparing for the draft.

“I’m not rushing anything,” Simmons said via Erik Bacharach of the Tennessean. “If I don’t play this year, I’m fine with it, but my goal is to get healthy on my time and on this team’s time. There’s no time limit and when I can come back. Every day I come to work, I’m putting my mindset, you know, ‘I want to get back today.’ That’s how I come to work everyday and try to get better.”

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