AFC East Notes: Jets, Bills, Geno

Richie Incognito and Percy Harvin are worth the gamble for the Bills because of their talent, but linebacker IK Enemkpali is not, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News writes. Not only is the linebacker not on the same level talent-wise, but Buffalo does not have a clear need for him at this time. Carucci also doesn’t care about the events leading up to the punch heard ’round the world – he feels there is no justification for what Enemkpali did. Here’s more on the Bills and Jets..

  • After getting a second medical opinion, Jets quarterback Geno Smith has elected to go forth with surgery on his broken jaw, a source tells Josina Anderson of (on Twitter).
  • The Jets will “take a look” at their quarterback situation after returning from their Thursday night preseason game against the Lions, Josina Anderson of tweets.
  • Many have concluded that Rex Ryan signed Enemkpali just to take a shot at the Jets, but the Bills do think that he’s a good player, Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB writes.
  • The NFL has yet to decide on whether Enenkpali will be placed on paid leave, a league spokesman tells Mike Florio of PFT.
  • The Bills announced (on Twitter) that Enemkpali will issue a statement this afternoon. Interestingly enough, the announcement identifies the former sixth-round pick as a defensive end.
  • There was absolutely no reason to make this move, other than for Rex to feed his desire for attention, Leo Roth of the Democrat & Chronicle opines.
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