Jerod Mayo will miss Brandon Spikes now that he’s with the Bills, but he says that he and the other Patriots linebackers can step up and fill the void, writes Phil Perry of CSNNE.com. “I guess [I’ll miss] all the jokes in the meetings,” Mayo said. “Brandon is a great player. Obviously he’s not with us anymore. He brought a physicality to the game that’s kind of unprecedented as far as in the run game. He’s a good player. But at the end of the day, he’s not a Patriot right now. We’re gonna work with the guys we have in our room.” More out of the AFC East..
- The Jets are looking to trade up with an eye on the top then and they’re hot on LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. That could be a move to get ahead of the Giants, tweets Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger, who are also high on Beckham.
- Greg Schiano is an unabashed fan of Tom Savage which gives weight to the talk that the Patriots could draft him, tweets Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com. The former Buccaneers and Rutgers head coach has been working with the Pats in a consulting capacity. Savage was a prized recruit at RU before he jumped ship for Arizona and then Pittsburgh.
- A four member voting trust created by the late Ralph Wilson will ultimately decide who has submitted the winning bid to purchase the Bills, according to Bob Koshinski of AllSportsWNY. The four voting trustees are Mary Wilson, Ralph Wilson’s widow, Jeff Littman, Bills CFO and Treasurer of the Ralph Wilson Equity Fund, Mary Owen, Bills Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning, and Attorney Eugene Driker. When the final bids are evaluated the new owner must receive at least three of the four votes from the trustees appointed to approve the purchase. That provision could bode well for the Bills staying in Western New York.