AFC Notes: Bradham, Broncos, Dolphins

Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham is one of three starters for the team whose contract will expire at season’s end. While Bradham was a better fit under Jim Schwartz‘s defensive scheme in 2014 than he has been for Rex Ryan and Dennis Thurman this year, the veteran linebacker would still like to return to Buffalo next season, as Mike Rodak of details.

“Yeah, I will always envision [being in Buffalo next season],” Bradham said today. “I’m here now, so I’m hoping that I’ll be here next year. But it’s one of those things where you never know. I just look forward to being here.”

Here’s more from across the AFC:

  • Despite an up-and-down first year in Buffalo, Bills head coach Rex Ryan is almost certainly safe. However, GM Doug Whaley‘s job security is less certain, writes Rodak in a separate piece.
  • Former third overall pick Trent Richardson is among the players working out for the Broncos today, according to Mike Klis of 9News (Twitter link). However, Klis adds that the players auditioning for Denver today are only being considered for future contracts, not for this season.
  • The Dolphins have invested big money into their defense, but the unit still looks like one in need of an overhaul, writes Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Middle linebacker, safety, and cornerback are among the positions Miami needs to address this offseason, in Salguero’s view.
  • It’s true that some NFL team owners oppose the Raiders moving to Los Angeles, tweets Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego. That’s why, in Acee’s estimation, it’s foolish to think that Chargers owner Dean Spanos would never team up with Rams owner Stan Kroenke.

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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  1. json-api

    Whaley should definitely be fired. To have the need at OG they have, and not taking a flyer on Le’al Collins in the 7th round is absurd. Instead they take a WR they don’t need and has no chance to make the team. The trade up for Wadkins when they could have Beckham where they were was atrocious. When he was questioned about giving up the next year’s 1st and 4th to move up, he had the unmitigated hubris to say that they were going to be so good that it wasn’t going to be a high pick anyway. This from a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs in 16 years. Bring in new GM and give Rex one more year, if it doesn’t work the new GM can bring in is own guy for 2017. Remember Whaley was not this owners choice, he inherited him. He changed the Sabres GM after giving him a 2 year audition, and that seems to be working out swimmingly.


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