AFC Notes: Texans, Broncos, Jets, Bell

The Texans are expected to release cornerback Kevin Johnson, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle writes. As previously reported, the Texans have discussed trading Johnson, but it’s much more likely that he’ll be cut given his contract (due $9.1MM in 2019) and recent concussion issues (played only one game in 2018). Still, releasing Johnson will leave the Texans extra thin at cornerback, so the position figures to be a priority for them in March and April.

Here’s more from the AFC:

  • The Broncos are expected to have interest in linebacker C.J. Mosley, according to Troy Renck of Denver7 (on Twitter). This week, we learned that the Ravens will not use the franchise tag on Mosley and the expectation is that he will be an unrestricted free agent later this month. Mosley, 27 in June, is a perennial Pro Bowler and anchored Baltimore’s linebacking corps for several years.
  • The Jets are expected to target second-tier running backs during free agency, according to Tony Pauline of, which signals that Le’Veon Bell is not the team’s focus. The Jets could theoretically sign Bell, Pauline hears, but only if they do not come away with a big-time pass rusher. Speaking of the pass rush, the Jets have been connected to Dante Fowler, but people at the combine told Pauline that contract length may be a sticking point for Gang Green. Fowler probably wants something in the four-year range while the Jets are hesitant about such a commitment.
  • The Dolphins haven’t told Minkah Fitzpatrick whether they want him to play safety or cornerback in 2019, but they want him to be a safety in the long run, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald hears. He could get a head start on the safety plan this year, but that will depend on what happens with incumbents T.J. McDonald and Reshad Jones. Right now, it seems unlikely that the Dolphins would move on from either safety. Cutting McDonald would save only $1.4MM versus $4.6MM in dead money. Meanwhile, Jones is already guaranteed $11MM for 2019.
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3 comments on “AFC Notes: Texans, Broncos, Jets, Bell

  1. Freddie Morales

    Jets should bring back Snacks, sign Coleman at RB, Paradis for C, a guard, and 2 CB (one outside, one slot). Draft Allen at 3. Still more to spend but that’s where I start

    • Begamin

      If only they kept snacks over Mo.

      I want them to get Bell, sign+draft an entire new oline, maybe keeping Winters. Sign one the plethora of EDGE rushers available and then either trade down in the draft to beef the oline even more or draft Williams at 3. For one of the CBs, they should bring back Claiborne. Having Trumaine Johnson start pressing again will practically add a whole new CB in terms of production. Im not sure how strong the draft is for CB’s. Im sure they could draft a slot guy in the later rounds, or am i wrong on that idea?

      i do like the idea of getting Snacks and im not totally opposed to drafting Allen. I just think the draft has a strong Dline class (as well as a strong EDGE class) and that the FA has a strong EDGE class so might as well take advantage of both instead of one.

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