AFC Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots


Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald broke down the Dolphins’ training camp battles and who he believes is in jeopardy of missing the cut.

  • QB was fairly straightforward, with Dolphins QB’s Tua Tagovailoa and Jacoby Brissett as the two QB’s locked in to make the roster. QB Reid Sinnett figures to find himself on the practice squad to begin the season.
  • Jackson envisions RB Myles Gaskin and RB Malcolm Brown locked in atop the RB depth chart, with RB Patrick Laird a possible cut, despite his ability to win on special teams
  • The Dolphins have a good amount of quality depth at WR, with former Raiders third-round pick WR Lynn Bowden being a player Jackson believes is on the bubble.
  • Jackson also has that notable WR’s Preston Williams, Albert Wilson, Allen Hurns, Robert Foster, and Mack Hollins are all on the bubble entering camp.
  • Jackson points out that TE Adam Shaheen is on the bubble just one year removed from a two-year, $4.85 million dollar extension that he signed with the Dolphins.
  • A noteworthy storyline will be how the OL shakes out. Jackson says OL Jermaine Eluemunor could either end up as high as the starting right tackle or cut, depending on his performance in camp and how well second-round rookie OT Liam Eichenberg performs.


Jets OC Mike Lafleur is looking for second-year WR Denzel Mims to continue to develop his route running inside the numbers.

[Mims] plays big on the outside. He’s got the length and the radius,” LaFleur said, via JetsWire. “We’re gonna get him playing better inside the numbers.

  • Brian Costello of the New York Post says Jets TE Tyler Kroft has a legit chance to win the starting job and ran with the first team quite a bit during OTAs.  


Patriots OT Trent Brown said he’s been impressed with rookie QB Mac Jones thus far.

“Mac, he’s a young guy, but you can’t really just refer to him as a young guy,” Brown said, via “You can tell he’s been at a place where (he got) some coaching. I think he’s going to be special here in the future.”

  • Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore took his contract unhappiness public on Tuesday by tweeting “Oh ok….” in response to a CBS Sports list of the highest-paid cornerbacks that didn’t include him. ESPN’s Mike Reiss doesn’t think that is going to be helpful in getting the Patriots back to the negotiating table, however, as they prefer everything to remain behind closed doors. 

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