NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals, Jets, Saints


  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that new Bills GM Brandon Beane does, in fact, have control of the 53-man roster.
  • However, the plan is for Beane to work closely with HC Sean McDermott moving forward on personnel matters.


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer mentioned that he believes Andre Ellington is good enough to be a team’s No. 2 receiver in time.

“If he really wanted to dedicate himself in the offseason … he could be a team’s No. 2 receiver, without a doubt,” Palmer said, via

Everything changes when he’s got to line up and there are 11 guys across the ball and he, post-snap, has to make decisions,” Palmer said of Ellington. “That’s difficult. But he runs really good routes, and the thing that really excites me is, once he gets the ball in his hands, what is he going to do with it? He’s not a receiver, he’s a running back when he has the ball in his hands.”

  • Cardinals president Michael Bidwill mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that they have time to find an heir apparent to Carson Palmer. (Alex Marvez)
  • Bidwill said they expect to have a decision “fairly soon” on whether they will keep recently reinstated LB Daryl Washington. (Alex Marvez)


  • Nick Corte of points out that the Jets’ decision to cut DL Jarvis Jenkins last year allowed them to recoup a third-round compensatory pick for Damon Harrison.
  • By cutting Jenkins before the Week 10 deadline, he prevented Jenkins from counting against their 2018 compensatory picks.
  • From there, the Jets turned that compensatory pick into three players — WR Chad Hansen (fourth round), CB Jeremy Clark (sixth round) and CB Derrick Jones (sixth round) — by trading down a few weeks ago.


  • Nick Underhill reports that recently released DE Royce LaFrance will take part in the Saints’ minicamp on a tryout basis this Friday.

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