AFC East Notes: Jets, Harvin, Marshall

Some are skeptical about how the newly-extended Jeremy Kerley will fit in after the Jets‘ acquisition of Percy Harvin, but Kerley isn’t concerned, as Kieran Darcy of writes. Meanwhile, Kerley says that he’s glad to have the extension finalized after a good deal of back and forth between the two sides. As the Jets figure out the best way to utilize their newest toy, let’s check out more from the AFC East..

  • Brandon Marshall was mic’d up for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins and he shared some thoughts on the trade that sent him from Miami to Chicago, as Ben Volin of The Boston Globe tweets. “Man, they didn’t trade me. That was a cut,” the wide receiver said. We wouldn’t go that far, but Marshall has certainly been worth more than a pair of third-round picks to the Bears.
  • Jets quarterback Geno Smith is being cautiously optimistic about Harvin’s arrival, writes Rich Cimini of “This isn’t video games,” Smith said.
  • Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News joined Jonas Schwartz and Marc Malusis of SNY (video link) to discuss Kerley’s new deal and GM John Idzik‘s recently spending.
  • Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon has signed with DEC Management, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal (on Twitter). He’ll be represented by agent David Canter. Vernon, 24, is under contract through 2015.
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