AFC Notes: Dolphins, Steelers, Texans



Dolphins first-round DT Christian Wilkins said he has no plans to roll over for anyone this season, even though external expectations for the team is that they will be very low this year.

I feel as a team, we can’t let outsiders or people who aren’t in this building create a narrative for us or create that rhetoric for us,” Wilkins said, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.I’ll be working; I prepare every day. It’s hot as hell out there, and we work every day hard. Me personally, just because everyone thinks we’re supposed to be this or that, I’m not rolling over for anybody. I’m trying to bring it and be the best I can and I feel like guys around me are definitely trying to be the best they can be.” 


  • Steelers CB Joe Haden‘s two-year extension includes a $13.8 million signing bonus and his 2019 base salary has decreased from $10 million to $1.2 million. (Dan Graziano)
  • Haden’s new deal includes a $3 million roster bonus and $7 million in non-guaranteed salary and roster bonuses over the next two years.
  • Steelers promoted WR Johnny Holton to their active roster. (NFLTR)
  • Steelers waived LB Tuzar Skipper.


Texans’ newly acquired OLB Barkevious Mingo admitted that it’s been a “hectic week” for him but feels like he’s picking up Houston’s system. 

It’s been a pretty hectic week, getting a different playbook, being able to come in and practice with the guys, but it’s been great getting here, getting acclimated and just getting back to football,” Mingo said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “Just terminology. Word meaning different things, but once you get to translate all that kind of stuff you can marry up old terminology and new terminology and it makes things run even faster.”

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