AFC Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots


  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, citing a league source, reports that the Dolphins have been “noncommittal” about giving CB Xavien Howard a raise as part of a restructured contract.
  • Jackson’s source said not to connect Howard’s absence from offseason workouts with his desire for a new contract.
  • According to Jackson, Howard has been dealing with a minor quad injury the past few weeks.
  • A source tells Jackson that Dolphins DE Emmanuel Ogbah would also like an extension.


Jets HC Robert Saleh praised second-round WR Elijah Moore‘s work ethic at OTAs and is excited about his development from here. 

His work ethic is off the charts,” Saleh said, via Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press. “His mindset is off the charts. We’re excited to continue working with him so we can see him get better.”

Moore said he’s focused on adjusting to the “higher level” of the NFL and believe’s the Jets drafted him “for a reason.”  

“Football is football,” said Moore. “At the end of the day, I know that obviously it’s going to be played at a higher level here, but you’ve got to adjust. You know, I’m here for a reason.”

Saleh added that Moore is proving to be a “dynamic” receiver and is capable of lining up “wherever you want.”

“He’s a dynamic young man,” Saleh said. “One of the things that’s really been great for him, not that it’s been a surprise, but to see it actually happen, what makes those guys difficult to defend is he can line up as the Z, F or X (receiver). He can line up wherever you want, and he’s going to execute it at a very high level.”

Saleh reiterated that Moore is showing versatility in the Jets’ offense at multiple roles and with the ball in his hands. 

“He’s showcasing his ability to be as versatile as possible in terms of being at different parts of the field, being at different positions, understanding what needs to get done so when the ball gets to his hands he can still do what he does best, and that’s run after catch. That part is what makes it very difficult to defend those types of players.”


Patriots QB Mac Jones said the quarterback room of Brian Hoyer, Jarrett Stidham, and Cam Newton has treated him well so far in practice.

“I’m the rookie so I’m just learning from them. They’ve all been very nice to me, treated me very well,” Jones said, via Patriots Wire. “I’m just tying to help them out the best I can too. Whatever I can do. Yeah, we’re all in this together so it’s not like, you know, there’s competition but people want to have a misconstrued word there like it’s bad competition or unhealthy. We’re all close. We’re all going to get better together. That’s what we’re going to do.”

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