AFC Notes: Jets, Texans, Ravens, Finney

The Jets‘ $150MM secondary is in danger of becoming a bust, Brian Costello of the New York Post opines. For a while, it looked like the offseason additions of Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Buster Skrine and Marcus Gilchrist were paying off. However, the Jets have allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for 1,227 yards over their past four games and teams averaged 27.3 points per game on them during that run. Revis has been strong overall, but Cromartie has struggled mightily, with Pro Football Focus ranking him 100th out of 110 qualified corners.

As we wait to see whether Todd Bowles and the Jets’ defense can get things turned around, here’s more from around the AFC:

  • The Texans only have two quarterbacks on their active roster, and one of them – Brian Hoyer – suffered a concussion during Monday’s game against the Bengals. However, head coach Bill O’Brien said on Tuesday that while the Texans have discussed adding a QB, they’re sticking with the roster as is for the time being (Twitter link via Adam Wexler of KPRC-TV Sports).
  • Placing Breshad Perriman on injured reserve, ending his rookie season before he saw a single snap, has further complicated the Ravens‘ uncertain wide receiver situation as the team heads into 2016, writes Jamison Hensley of With the futures of Steve Smith and other wideouts up in the air, Baltimore had hoped to get an idea of what the team could expect from Perriman going forward, but he remains a question mark for now.
  • Offensive lineman B.J. Finney, who is currently on Pittsburgh’s practice squad, received a sizable raise from the Steelers and is now earning $25,588 per week, which is essentially the same as an active-roster, minimum-salary player, tweets Field Yates of
  • According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Colts offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is expected to receive consideration from the University of Miami for the school’s head coaching job.

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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  1. Dallas Robinson

    The advanced metrics still like the Jets’ passing defense, as they rank sixth in DVOA vs. the pass. One issue could be that there pass-rush is middling — they rank 16th in adjusted sack rate. No matter how good the DBs are, they can’t cover forever.

  2. Sam Robinson

    Such an interesting situation for Houston — tied for the lead in its division, but with such a precarious quarterback stable. Doing so also without the services of even a top-10 defense, it’s one of the more interesting stories in the league and one that could result in an incredibly unlikely playoff berth if Matt Hasselbeck cannot keep the Colts afloat. Can’t say as I envisioned a Brian Hoyer-led Texans squad to be too close to a home playoff game this season.

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