AFC Notes: Browns, Jets, Patriots



Browns WR Jarvis Landry said RB Duke Johnson‘s trade requests will “not be a distraction” to the team this season. 

It will not be a distraction,” Landry said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Our focus is pretty clear. We want to win a championship and the guys that are here, that’s going to help us do that. We start on Thursday. Let’s get it done.

Landry added that he spent a week working out in Los Angeles with teammates Odell Beckham Jr., Baker Mayfield, Rashard Higgins, David Njoku, and Seth DeValve.

We ran routes pretty much the whole week leading up until Mayfield’s wedding,’’ said Landry. “We had the whole group there.


  • Regarding Jets DL Leonard Williams, Brian Costello of the New York Post says his “gut feeling” is New York re-signs Williams unless his demands are “outrageous.”  
  • Costello does not think Williams will be able to command a contract similar to Rams DT Aaron Donald, who received a six-year, $135 million deal.
  • If Williams has a “huge season” in 2019, Costello believes his pricetag will “skyrocket” accordingly.  


Ian Rapoport mentioned during an interview with WEEI’s Dale & Keefe Show that the Patriots are not counting on suspended WR Josh Gordon, but “would certainly welcome him back” if reinstated.

“Josh Gordon, I don’t know. I know that for the Patriots, it’s not something that they’re talking about every day. It’s not a guy who’s in their plans right now. I think that they would certainly welcome him back if he showed that he’s going to be a better version — as a person, I’m talking about — a better version of the one they got last year. I just don’t know that he’s actually going to get reinstated, prove to the Patriots that he has turned the corner, that he’s a different person, show that he’s in the right frame of mind, Rapoport said, via NBC Boston.

“As always with Josh Gordon, the talent is incredible. We’ve seen probably one-tenth of it, honestly. But there’s always so much that goes into it. I think the Patriots know better than to say this is a guy we’re counting on for next season.

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