Jets coach Rex Ryan is confident that Chris Johnson is poised for a big season even though the running back underwent arthroscopic surgery in January and sat out the entire offseason, writes Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. When asked why, Ryan didn’t hesitate to respond. “Well, the whiplash that I got from watching him run 92 yards against me; (that’s) one reason. You watch it on tape. Now, did we see the 2,000-yard guy? Maybe not, but I know one thing: He’s still pretty darn effective. That was kind of the guy we saw. He still went for more than 1,000 yards last year,” said the Jets coach. More from around the AFC:
- Josh Gordon‘s legal team will argue in a hearing this week that its client tested positive for marijuana thanks to second-hand smoke, writes ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter. The attorneys for the Browns star will also note that there is some inconsistency in the test results. Gordon’s “A” sample tested at 16 nanograms per milliliter, a bare one nanogram per milliliter above the 15-nanogram-per-milliliter threshold, while Gordon’s “B” sample — which should theoretically be consistent with the “A” sample, as it comes from the exact same specimen — tested at 13.63 ng/ml, lower than the threshold.
- Raiders owner Mark Davis issued a statement regarding his trip to San Antonio and rumors regarding a potential move. “Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and Henry suggested I take the opportunity to meet with some city officials while I was in town. I have nothing further to discuss on the topic,” Davis said (via Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group on Twitter).
- The deadline for bids on the Bills came and went this afternoon but a source tells Tim Graham of The Buffalo News (on Twitter) that Tom Golisano is under the impression that he can bid later. Others close to the process, meanwhile, disagree. Graham got a no comment from Morgan Stanley when he asked them about the issue.