AFC East Notes: L. Williams, Dolphins, Pats

Here’s a glance at the AFC East..

  • Brian Heimerdinger, the Jets‘ new director of player personnel, told a Nashville radio station that he was “surprised and excited” when defensive lineman Leonard Williams was available for the Jets to take at No. 6, Brian Costello of the New York Post writes. “It’s like getting your favorite Christmas present when you walk down the stairs on the 25th of December,” Heimerdinger said on 104.5 The Zone. “Very excited. He’s a big, strong, athletic guy. Usually, you like to have those guys.” Many analysts regarded the USC product as the top overall talent in this year’s class, so the Jets were undoubtedly happy with how things turned out.
  • Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis‘ quadriceps injury occurred during a team-organized kickball event, three sources tell Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Sturgis will resume activity in two to three weeks, once his non-kicking leg heals up. Jackson writes that Miami badly needs Sturgis to heal up for this season since the accuracy of rookie Andrew Franks is shaky.
  • James White, a rookie fourth-round pick last season out of Wisconsin, could step in as the Patriots‘ third-down back after Shane Vereen signed with the Giants, Phil Perry of writes. Offseason acquisition Travaris Cadet could also get a look, but he didn’t do a whole lot of pass blocking with the Saints.
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