Here’s a look at the AFC East:
- Danny Amendola is headed towards unrestricted free agency, but Mike Reiss of ESPN.com gets the sense that the Patriots will be the team that he wants to play for if he does decide to play another season. Amendola, 33 in November, has earned multiple Super Bowl rings with the Patriots and millions of dollars over the course of his nine-year career, so it stands to reason that he could consider retirement. He never saw the postseason until he joined up with New England in 2013, so it also stands to reason that he’d want to stay put. Last year, the veteran earned just $3.12MM and he would likely top that number if he explored free agency.
- More from Reiss, who opines that tight end Martellus Bennett is unlikely to return to the Patriots at his scheduled $6.2MM cap figure for the coming year. Last week, it was reported that the tight end wants to continue playing. I personally feel that the Patriots will balk at paying his $2MM roster bonus on March 14 in addition to his base salary, so the team may look to retain him at a cheaper rate.
- We have some updates on the Jets‘ police blotter, courtesy of NJ.com’s Darryl Slater (Twitter link). Linebacker Dylan Donahue is due in court on March 13 in Weehawken to address his recent DUI charges. Cornerback Rashard Robinson, who was charged with drug possession following a December arrest and missed a January court hearing, had his next court date moved to March 12. Wide receiver Robby Anderson is scheduled to appear in a South Florida court on March 26 to address last year’s incident at a music festival. This is not to be confused with his January arrest, which resulted in nine charges, including three felonies.
- On Monday, the Bills agreed to sign cornerback Vontae Davis to a one-year deal.