AFC East Notes: Jets, Petty, Revis, Pead

Here’s a look at the AFC East:

  • Jets coach Todd Bowles was reluctant to name Bryce Petty the Jets’ starter over fears that players will quit on him, sources tell Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Jets GM Mike Maccagnan has also hinted at this publicly. “You think of different aspects when you decide on making a change, especially at that position, because it affects other players on the team, too,” the GM said. “If you’re trying to determine what gives you the best chance to be successful, but also if you’re looking how players develop and progress, I think the point I would simply make is you just don’t do it. You don’t just wing it. … It’s not a decision you take lightly. You also want to make sure the player … is ready to a degree to set them up for success.”
  • Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is protecting owner Woody Johnson by sticking up for Darrelle RevisMehta opines. It is widely believed that Johnson was the driving force behind the ill-advised signing of Revis before last season but Maccagnan obviously can’t throw his boss under the bus. The Jets gave Revis ~$39MM fully guaranteed at an advanced age and they are watching him decline sharply, as many outside observers predicted. What no one saw coming, however, was an apparent drop in work ethic from the veteran.
  • On his WLW 700 radio show, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said former Dolphins running back Isaiah Pead “lost part of his left leg” in last weekend’s car accident, Adam Schefter of tweets. Rams coach Jeff Fisher told reporters earlier this week that Pead’s football career is definitely over and we now know why. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pead and his family.
  • Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin says his comeback could extend beyond 2016.
  • The Patriots brought Glenn Gronkowski (a.k.a. “Baby Gronk”) back to the practice squad yesterday. Here’s a full rundown of Wednesday’s practice squad moves in the NFL.
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