AFC East Notes: Jets, Dolphins, Patriots

With June’s mandatory minicamps having come to an end, let’s round up a few items from around the AFC East….

  • The Jets had a busy offseason, highlighted by the addition of a number of free agent cornerbacks. One of those new Jets cornerbacks, Buster Skrine, tells Don Banks of that he has never played on a defense with this much talent: “Our front seven has all-stars and then in the back end, we have all-stars. … We can match up with any offense.”
  • Revisiting the to-do list he proposed for the Dolphins heading into the offseason, Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun Sentinel observes that new executive VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum checked off nearly all the boxes on that list, suggesting that the team’s offseason was a success.
  • Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon is heading into a contract year and is eligible for a new contract. As Steve Gorten of the Palm Beach Post writes, with Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh getting plenty of attention from offensive lines, Vernon could be poised for a big year, which would set him up for a nice payday.
  • Mike Reiss of takes a quick look at the Patriots‘ financial and cap situation, taking stock of where the team sits in relation to the rest of the NFL.
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