AFC Notes: Colts, Jets, Patriots


Colts GM Chris Ballard said sixth-round Jordan Glasgow will play linebacker for them and should see time on special teams.

“We think Jordan Glasgow has got top special teams ability in this league,” Ballard said, via Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan. “He’ll play linebacker for us, but he’s got a chance to be a really special core special teams player and those are hard to find.”


Jets assistant GM Rex Hogan said the organization was impressed with third-round OLB Jabari Zuniga‘s versatility and explosiveness despite the prospect finishing with three sacks in 2019 after dealing with ankle injuries. 

The first thing that he showed was his versatility throughout his career,” Hogan said, via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “Being able to play all over the front for Florida’s defensive line. He’s played anywhere from right to left. They’ll kick him inside as a sub pass-rusher as well. And then at times he would stand up and rush from different spots. So, the good thing is he shows versatility, but what he does have is explosiveness and twitch off the ball and get-off.”

Hogan praised Zuniga’s size, speed, and production during games despite missing six games last season. 

“You’re talking about a guy who at 265 pounds runs 4.65. And has the get-off explosiveness and twitch. Although he missed six games last season, like Joe was talking about, his production rate and what he did show when he was on the field, is what we saw in him and what we expect from him for us at the Jets in terms of being able to get after the quarterback.”

  • Gary Myers of the New York Times reports that if the Jets trade S Jamal Adams to the Cowboys, a realistic return could be the Cowboys’ 2021 first-round pick and WR Michael Gallup, who would become the team’s new No. 1 receiver opposite of second-round WR Denzel Mims. 
  • Charles Robinson, citing multiple sources, reports that although Gallup has come up as a possible trade option, the Cowboys and Jets haven’t spoken since the 2019 trade deadline. 


  • Doug Kyed notes that while the Patriots elected not to draft a receiver, they signed four undrafted free agent receivers in Will Hastings, Jeff Thomas, Isaiah Zuber, and Sean Riley.
  • Kyed adds that while Thomas has the best shot to make the 53-man roster, Zuber was guaranteed $100,000 which is much more than the rest of the group. 
  • It is also worth mentioning that Hastings had great chemistry at Auburn with QB Jarrett Stidham, which Kyed believes could increase his chances to make the roster.
  • As for other position battles in New England, Kyed says that fullbacks Jakob Johnson and Danny Vitale are likely going to compete for a roster spot.
  • According to Kyed, there is also an odd man out among the team’s defensive backs which could include Terrence Brooks, Justin Bethel, Cody Davis, Adrian Phillips, and Joejuan Williams.
  • The Patriots were also the first team to sign all of their 2020 draft picks and did so rather quickly. Kyed says this could be due to the fact that the team could not afford to sign any veteran free agents.

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