AFC East Notes: Harvin, Jets, Spiller

Tonight’s look at the AFC East..

  • Jason La Canfora of (on Twitter) would be shocked if Percy Harvin agreed to any sort of a reduced deal with the Jets. Harvin is set to earn $10.5MM next season, but that money is non-guaranteed. Recently, GM Mike Maccagnan hinted that the team may ask the wideout to rework his deal.
  • La Canfora also tweets that he expects the rival Patriots to be in on Harvin when and if he reaches the open market. New England has been known to rehabilitate careers and images and that could be a logical destination for Harvin if he’s open to a one-year pillow contract.
  • The scribe also continues to hear that C.J. Spiller is headed to the Jets. Nothing has been agreed upon yet, it seems, but new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey was the head coach in Buffalo when Spiller was drafted. The running back experienced some of his best success in limited snaps early on there.
  • ESPN analyst Todd McShay told reporters, including Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, that the Jets should have a lot of patience with Marcus Mariota if they end up drafting him. In fact, McShay said that the Oregon product shouldn’t play right away. Mariota, as many NFL people have pointed out, did not operate much out of the pocket in college.
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