East Notes: Jets, Cowboys, Dolphins, Bills

The Jets are expected to hire former Bengals offensive line coach Frank Pollack for the same position, tweets Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Pollack did a solid job with Cincinnati in 2018, but he was revered for his work with the Cowboys’ front five from 2013-17. He drew interest from the Packers after being fired by the Bengals, but will now head to New York, where the Jets ranked dead last in Football Outsiders‘ run-blocking metric and 18th in pass protection. Before hiring Pollack, the Jets also had interest in former 49ers assistant OL coach Adam Stenavich, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News (Twitter link). Stenavich has since joined the Packers’ staff as offensive line coach.

Here’s more from the NFL’s two East divisions:

  • Dez Bryant regularly criticized the Cowboys‘ front office and coaching staff before and — especially — after being released, and now another Dallas receiver has taken the same tact. “Honestly, the front office pushes who they want to get the ball to,” Cole Beasley tweeted on Tuesday. “I haven’t been a huge priority in that regard. Maybe that will change but I’m not sure. More balls come my way in 2 minute drill where nothing is planned.” In 2018, the 29-year-old Beasley ranked second on the Cowboys in targets, receptions, and yardage, and tied for second with three touchdowns. His four-year, $13.6MM extension expires in March, at which point he’ll hit the free agent market.
  • NFL agent Damarius Bilbo was suspended for three months and fined $12,500 for violations of the NFLPA’s Regulations Governing Contract Advisors, as Darren Heitner tweets. Bilbo’s clients include Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, Saints running back Alvin Kamara, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, and Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard. Howard, notably, is entering the final year of his rookie deal and scheduled to hit free agency after the 2019 season, but Bilbo won’t be able to negotiate on his behalf for the time being. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald looked at Howard’s case for an extension earlier today.
  • Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams has no intention of reversing his decision to retire, as he tells Mike Rodak of ESPN.com (Twitter link). “I make a decision, I’ve got to go with it…” said Williams. “You couldn’t dream about coming back and trying to replicate [my final game]. That was such a great day. It’s something I’ll remember forever.” Williams, 35, spent the entirety of his 13-year career in Buffalo, appearing in 178 games during that time.
  • The Senior Bowl will be an opportunity for the Jets to begin their offseason by speaking with other clubs, as Brian Costello of the New York Post. New York could potentially be a suitor for Steelers wideout Antonio Brown, and could begin putting out feelers this week. Meanwhile, rival teams could inquire on the availability of defensive tackle Leonard Williams, per Costello.
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4 comments on “East Notes: Jets, Cowboys, Dolphins, Bills

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Wishing Kyle Williams the best in retirement and love his comment. There is definitely something special about playing your entire career for a small market team where the sense of intimacy with fans is unique.

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  2. sportsfan101

    There’s a very good reason why Dallas continues to lose year in n year out… maybe now we know why?! Unless everyone wants to agree that deep down the just truly suck..

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    • TheTruth12

      Where have you been? We’ve known why the Cowboys have been average for years, Jerry Jones. People say players should shut up and play well Jones should shut up and own he’s so obnoxious, seems to have something to say about everything. You google his name and there’s articles about him questioning the Edelman call, shut up and focus on why your team hasnt done anything since 96. Refuses to fire Garrett, the league and the Cowboys will be much better off when he’s no longer involved.

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      • crosseyedlemon

        Some blame should fall on those that thought inducting Jerry into the Hall of Fame would be a good idea. His ego was quite healthy before that and now as you point out, he has an opinion on everything that he wants people to hear. Maybe he will take that new yacht of his on a 3 hr tour to Gilligan’s Island and spend a few years with the natives.

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