NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals, Chiefs, Jets


  • Tom Pelissero reports that the Bills are hiring Texans executive Brian Gaine as their new VP of Player Personnel.
  • Interestingly enough, Gaine actually interviewed for the Bills’ GM job before they hired Brandon Beane last week.


The Cardinals are moving veteran Jared Veldheer to right tackle this year and starting D.J. Humphries at left tackle.

Veldheer says that he doesn’t consider the transition to be easy or hard, but it’s just something that takes time to get used to.

I wouldn’t categorize it as easy or hard,” Veldheer said, via “I think it’s just getting to the point where you can get that muscle memory. Your body, after doing it for years and years on one side, wants to take that position when you’re telling it to go block somebody. So it’s just that process of getting those reps down.

“We’re going a little faster in this phase, and it will probably be different again (in OTAs). Then it will be different again in training camp, and it will be different again in the preseason, you know what I mean? There’s that curve of getting there. I understand it’s a process. There’s nothing to say it can’t be done. You’ve just got to do it and put in the time.


  • Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Chiefs did not renew the contracts of Director of Football Administration Trip MacCracken and Director of Pro Scouting Will Lewis.


Jets QB Christian Hackenberg says he feels “a lot more comfortable” in his second year in the league.

“I’m a lot more comfortable in Year Two,” Hackenberg said Monday, via Rich Cimini of ESPN. “I really, really feel good about where I’m at.”

While Hackenberg never appeared in a game last season, despite the fact that he was a second-round pick, he believes he got better as the year progressed.

“I think I got better in a lot of ways, even going back to the day I stepped foot in the building until the end of the season,” said Hackenberg.

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