AFC Notes: Jaguars, Jets, Patriots


  • According to Ian Rapoport, Jaguars RB Alfred Blue suffered a sprained ankle during Thursday’s preseason game. 


Jets HC Adam Gase was asked about the possibility of bringing in another kicker to supplant or compete with Taylor Bertolet, who missed two more extra points on Thursday. 

“This is what we’re going with until we have those discussions,” Gase said, via the New York Daily News. “When we get back in the morning, we’ll be able to watch film. You want to make sure the operation was right. What were the reasons for the misses? That’s what [special teams coach] Brant [Boyer] is really good at. He’ll be able to figure out what’s going on and we’ll keep working on it.

  • Gase indicated that they could hold RB Le’Veon Bell out of their remaining preseason games: “I just liked his week of practice. He got a ton of reps this week. We’ll kind of see how next week goes. He’s played a lot of football. And I like where he’s at right now. I love how he’s working. If I feel like there’s a need to play him next week, we will. If he has a good week of practice and it’s not worth it for us to get him out there, then we won’t.” (Manish Mehta)
  • Connor Hughes of the Athletic has updated his 53-man roster projection following the Jets’ second preseason game on Thursday. 
  • Some of the notable offseason cuts from Hughes include QB Davis Webb, QB Luke Falk, RB Eli McGuire, WR Deonte Thompson, and TE Eric Tomlinson.
  • As for the defense, Hughes has OLB Brandon Copeland, OLB Tarrell Basham, OLB Harvey Langi, CB Dee Delaney, S Doug Middleton, and S Brandon Bryant on the roster bubble. 
  • Darryl Slater mentions that K Taylor Bertolet and OLB Brandon Copeland are “squarely on the roster bubble.
  • The Jets announced that RT Brandon Shell and LB Jamey Mosley are all dealing with knee injuries.


The Patriots have been banged up at the receiver positions, which resulted in Dontrelle Inman, Jakobi Meyers, Braxton Berrios, Gunner Olszewski and Damoun Patterson getting more work with Tom Brady on Thursday. 

“Yeah, I think those guys are working hard,” Brady said, via Pro Football Talk. “I think training camp’s an interesting time with a lot of bodies and there’s a lot of guys in and out. Some years, you might have three guys set, or four guys set, and I think this year we haven’t really had that. It’s good work for the quarterback, just to make a read and then make a throw, and whether we come up with it or not, at least we’re going to the right place and making a good, decisive play. So, there’s still a lot to be gained with guys moving in and out, and that’s just the way it’s been here.

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