AFC Notes: Bills, Tremaine Edmunds, Jets, Patriots


  • Per the Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia, 49ers director of pro personnel Ran Carthon and Eagles scouting director Brandon Hunt, formerly with the Steelers, were the two outside candidates the Bills interviewed for their assistant GM opening. 
  • ESPN’s Michael Rothstein reports the Falcons blocked VP of player personnel Kyle Smith from an interview for the Bills’ assistant GM job given he’s currently the “No. 2 front office person” behind GM Terry Fontenot and the Buffalo job would be considered a lateral move. 
  • Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds was asked about being in the last year of his contract: “Obviously, I think about it a little bit but I can’t control that. All I can control is how I come out each and every day and just work. You just kind of put it on the top shelf and do the stuff you’ve been doing all the time.” (Mike Giardi)


Regarding the Jets adding several players to their offense including TE C.J. Uzomah, TE Tyler Conklin, second-round RB Breece Hall, and first-round WR Garrett Wilson, OC Mike LaFleur believes that they will be able to effectively spread the football. 

“(It’s) not too difficult,” LaFleur said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “But there is only one ball and I’m sure we’ll have that conversation in the room at some point. But ultimately if you’ve got the right guys, organically it’s going to all figure itself out and they’ll understand it.”

Jets RB Michael Carter isn’t concerned about potentially being buried on the depth chart. 

“I think winning cures all,” said Carter. “When you win, they’ll see it. I think it comes to a point where beggars can’t be choosers, man. We won four games last season. So we’ve got to do whatever it takes. Whenever we get the ball in our hands we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do.”

  • Carter pointed out he split carries in college with former teammate and current Broncos RB Javonte Williams, so a timeshare with Hall shouldn’t be a problem, per ESPN’s Rich Cimini: “For the first time in my life, that showed me we can all eat.”
  • Jets QB coach Rob Calabrese is viewed as the internal successor to LaFleur if he gets a head coaching job, per the Athletic’s Connor Hughes, and the Jets think Calabrese could be a future head coach at some point as well. 


Patriots WR DeVante Parker has only worked with QB Mac Jones for a short time since his trade from the Dolphins but watched him play twice last season and gave his thoughts on what he has seen from the sophomore so far. 

“He’s a leader,” Parker said, via “He’s a young guy, but he’s vocal as a leader. That’s what this team needs. And even though I’ve just been out here a few weeks, I still see it.”

  • Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers said he still wants to stay with the team on a long-term basis: “Definitely. Who wouldn’t, honestly?” (Zack Cox)
  • As for why Meyers still hasn’t signed his second-round tender, he said he’s “bad at multitasking.” 

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