AFC East Notes: Jets, Dolphins, Bills, Tyms

Let’s round up a few Monday items from around the AFC East….

  • In the wake of injuries to multiple cornerbacks, the Jets will bring in some free agents for workouts, Rex Ryan confirmed today to reporters, including Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News (Twitter link). Meanwhile, GM John Idzik said he has “no regrets whatsoever” about his free agent decisions at the cornerback position, tweets Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.
  • Despite working out for the Dolphins today, Rex Grossman is unlikely to sign with the team, tweets Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. According to Salguero, Grossman has a visit lined up with another club.
  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald adds (via Twitter) that the Dolphins also probably won’t sign John Skelton. Brady Quinn remains a possibility, though the team could explore other options or simply stand pat.
  • As the sale process for the franchise continues, commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have renewed their push for the Bills to build a new stadium in Western New York, according to Jerry Zremski of the Buffalo News. In recent conversations with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Charles Schumer, Goodell has said he’d like to see the team remain in Buffalo, but that a new stadium would have to be part of the equation.
  • Patriots wideout Brian Tyms, who had a strong preseason debut with the team, is facing a four-game suspension to start the regular season if he earns a spot on the roster, explaining to Tom E. Curran of that the ban is a result of testing positive for Adderall. “I’ve had a prescription for it since I was nine,” Tyms said. “It costs money to get all that stuff situated. Money which I didn’t have to spend. It was my fault. I should have brought it to the NFL and said, ‘Hey, I take this from time to time’ before it got to that point. But it wasn’t like I’m using it as something to boost my ratings.”
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