AFC East Notes: Bills, Goodell, Patriots

Commissioner Roger Goodell is confident that the Bills will continue to be successful in Western New York but says they need a new stadium, writes Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News. “We said at the time when they entered into their new lease, that this is really a short-term solution. We need to find the right long-term solution that is good for the community and can help the Bills continue to be successful in Western New York, and I’m confident we’ll get there,” he said. More from the AFC East..

  • The Bills have been rumored to be talking about moving up for weeks, but it’ll come at a serious cost if they do, writes Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News. It’s hard to see Buffalo moving up from No. 9 into the top three without giving up their top pick in 2015. The Dolphins moved from No. 12 to No. 3 in a deal with the Raiders last year and only threw in the No. 42, but the top of this year’s draft is stronger than last year’s.
  • Unlike last year, when the Patriots‘ focus was on wide receivers, it’s very hard to tell what their target will be this time around, writes Mike Reiss of One major dynamic to watch, however, will be to see if top quarterbacks slide down the board. The Pats are obviously set at QB but a quarterback-needly club could wind up overpaying for their No. 29 selection. If they want to groom someone to take over Tom Brady‘s job eventually, they could tap Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage later on.
  • Tom E. Curran of explains why the Patriots may trade out of the first round tomorrow night.
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