AFC East Notes: Jones, Kerley, Bills

Maybe this is why the Patriots traded for Akeem Ayers. Chandler Jones missed practice today due to a hip injury and a league source says it’s expected that he’ll be sidelined for about a month, according to Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe (on Twitter). Chandler is now the third member of the Jones family to be sidelined with a leg injury in 2014. Arthur Jones has been out of action with an ankle injury while brother Jon Jones, the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, had to postpone his August title defense against Daniel Cormier. On a positive note, Arthur could return on Sunday against the Steelers while Jon will return to the Octagon on January 3rd. More from the AFC East..

  • The timing of the Jets‘ extension for Jeremy Kerley is curious given his recent slump and the arrival of Percy Harvin, writes Rich Cimini of Still, it’s a good business move by the Jets, who are only on the hook for ~$5.4MM in guarantees. Cimini wouldn’t be surprised to see GM John Idzik extend other potential free agents like running back Bilal Powell and linebacker David Harris. The Jets would also like to lock up defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, currently signed through 2015, for the long term.
  • Tom E. Curran of looked at what Ayers can bring to the Patriots.
  • The Bills, who are without the services of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, made a play for Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs, leading to Denver promoting him to the active roster today, tweets Mike Klis of The Denver Post.
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