AFC Notes: Harrison, Jets, Revis, Petty, Bills

Forget the Olympics or the first presidential debate – could the NFL’s interview with Steelers linebacker James Harrison be the must-watch event of the year? If Harrison has his way, his interview with league investigators over PED claims will be live on TV for all to see.

If it leads to the hands of that crook, I mean Roger Goodell, he can do whatever he wants,” Harrison said (via Sports Illustrated). “Whatever evidence they might have or reasoning for questioning for me is out of my control, I don’t know. I wouldn’t have a problem with it being filmed live. I’ve been prosecuted and persecuted publicly in the media by them for something I didn’t do, so I don’t see why we couldn’t have the media there and do a live interview.”

More from the AFC:

  • Cornerback Darrelle Revis returned to the Jets prior to the 2015 season because he had unfinished business, he told Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post. “I start getting emotional when I talk about it because I’ve been through so much with this organization,” Revis said. “It’s a part of my life. I appreciate even being drafted here in 2007. The Jets gave me a chance, moved up to draft me, took a chance on me. It’s definitely personal to me when it comes to the New York Jets. I’m a Jet for life. That’s the reason I wanted to come back. And Woody [Johnson, the Jets’ owner] gave the green light.” Of course, it didn’t hurt that the Jets were offering the best deal of anyone by far. Revis inked a five-year contract worth $70MM, including $39MM guaranteed.
  • Bryce Petty has gotten a noticeable bump in reps this week and has at times worked as the Jets‘ second quarterback in team drills, per Brian Costello of the New York Post. Costello wonders if Petty could show coaches enough in the next couple of weeks to earn a roster spot and displace Geno Smith.
  • Before signing with the Texans on Tuesday, veteran defensive end Alex Carrington worked out for the Colts and Browns, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle tweets.
  • Is Dez Lewis in danger of not making the Bills‘ 53-man roster? A couple of months ago, Lewis seemed like a lock for the club as he played well with the first-team offense. Now, however, Lewis is dropping passes, including during practice Thursday. The 23-year-old Lewis is a fast and big-bodied (6-4, 212 pounds) target, but the Bills might be thinking twice about keeping him, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW writes.
  • In other AFC news, Jaguars owner Shad Khan revealed Friday that the club isn’t considering signing free agent defensive end Greg Hardy.
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