AFC Notes: Browns, Colts, Patriots



  • Bills GM Brandon Beane said Thursday that RB LeSean McCoy has reported for the start of training camp. Beane added that they’re focused on football while the investigation into the assault of his ex-girlfriend continues. However, the team has been in communication with the league office. (Mike Garafolo)
  • Meanwhile, HC Sean McDermott said of McCoy: “This is a situation we take very seriously because of the nature of the situation. We’ve done our part to look into to what we could.” (Joe Buscaglia)
  • McDermott also said that first-round QB Josh Allen will open camp working with the No. 3 unit: “We’re going to pick up where we left from OTAs at the QB position. Josh Allen will work with the 3s as we start training camp tonight.”


Browns first-round QB Baker Mayfield said Thursday that he will never prepare to be a backup quarterback.

“I would never get my mind right to be a backup,” Mayfield said, via “That’s the second that I would be complacent. That’s the second that I would stop working.

“You’ve always got to keep working like you’re going to work to be the best. That’s the same thing Tyrod’s done his whole life as well. It doesn’t matter the position you’re in. If you’re not going to work hard, then you’re not doing it right.

  • Browns rookie WR Damion Ratley just driven inside on cart with an apparent leg injury. (Scott Petrak)


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says he never considered holding out of training camp for a new contract.

[I]t hasn’t even came close to considering that,”  Gronkowski said, via Pro Football Talk. “Not even one bit. What I can do, though, is keep preparing, keep showing up every day, keep doing what I’ve got to do to get better.

Gronkowski expressed confidence that the two parties will be able to get a resolution sorted out.

“I mean, there’s one thing I can do, there’s one thing I can worry about and there’s one thing that I can control and that’s myself, that’s my play, that’s me going out there doing what I’ve got to do to help the team,” Gronkowski said.

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