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AFC East News and Rumors
With the second-round selection of Geno Smith, the New York Jets now have a surplus of quarterbacks, leading some sources familiar with the situation to say the team will consider releasing quarterback Mark Sanchez.Share TweetRumored for days leading up to the NFL draft, the Browns finally pulled off a trade to acquire veteran wide receiver Davone Bess from the Miami Dolphins.Share TweetIt was a busy third round for the AFC East. Let’s provide a brief recap of all the events. The Miami Dolphins drafted Utah State cornerback Will Davis with the No. 93 overall pick. Miami traded out of the third round and then got back in to take Davis,Share TweetDon't waste any time, New York Jets. Start the Geno Smith era with Gang Green right now. Do not wait until 2014. Do not even wait until Week 8 of the 2013 regular season. For the long-term betterment of the Jets organization, Smith should be the starter…Share Tweet
Grading the Notable Second-Round Picksnytimes.com Apr 26, 2013The Jets get an A for snagging West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith at No. 39 over all, the Chargers a D for taking Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o just ahead of him.Share TweetThe New England Patriots were the most patient team in this draft. They finally made their first two selections and added help at outside linebacker and wide receiver. New England selected Southern Miss linebacker Jamie Collins and Marshall receiver Aar…Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins added help to fix their leaky pass defense. Miami drafted Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor with its second-round pick. I like this pick for Miami. Taylor is a strong corner with size who could pair with free-agent signing Brent Gri…Share Tweet
Bucs add Banks to loaded secondaryThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ secondary keeps getting better. With the Bucs’ first-round draft pick, they acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis in a trade with the Jets. And with the Bucs’ second-round pick on Friday night, they acquired cornerback JohnthaShare TweetThe Buffalo Bills filled two needs with a pair of players from the Pac-12. Buffalo drafted USC receiver Robert Woods and Oregon middle linebacker Kiko Alonso in the second round. I really like the pick of Woods. He was my favorite receiver in this draft…Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs are not close on a trade for franchise left tackle Branden Albert, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.Share TweetThe Raiders have plenty of needs. Twenty-four hours ago, they didn’t have a second-round pick. Via the trade down from No. 3 to No. 12, the Raiders picked up a second-round pick from the Dolphins. They’ve now used it on tackle Menelik Watson. Watson pShare TweetThe Jacksonville Jaguars have made Florida International safety Jonathan Cyprien the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.Share TweetThe Jets found themselves in a salary cap squeeze earlier this offseason, a state of affairs that led them to drop several veteran players from the roster while watching others leave the team to sign elsewhere as free agents. Things have stabilized a bi…Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts for Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 NFL draft. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 6 p.m. ET. See you there.Share TweetAlabama coach Nick Saban thinks his old cornerback Dee Milliner will fit in well with the Jets, who selected him with the ninth pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. But Saban would prefer not to hear about how Milliner is the heir apparent to the de…Share TweetMike Florio is joined Newsday’s by Bob Glauber to talk about the first round picks made by the Jets and Giants on Thursday night. The Jets clearly selected CB Dee Milliner as the replacement for Darrelle Revis. The Jets also selected DT Sheldon RichardsShare TweetWith a night to sleep on it and recalibrate draft boards, the top of the second round of the NFL Draft figures to see a lot of action. And one of the teams that loves to be in the middle of any action figures to be involved. According to Adam Schefter o…Share Tweet
AFC East Day 2 NFL draft previewLet's update needs and prepare for Friday’s second and third rounds of the NFL draft in the AFC East. Here is a preview for the division: Buffalo Bills First-round pick: QB EJ Manuel, Florida State Saturday’s picks: Second (No. 41 and No. 46), third (Share TweetEven if wide receiver DeVier Posey didn’t tear his Achilles in the Texans’ playoff loss to the Patriots, there’s a good chance the team would have been looking for a wide receiver in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Houston offense was oveShare TweetE.J. Manuel says he didn't share the rest of the football world's surprise when the Buffalo Bills made him the first and only quarterback selected in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. The Florida State signal caller was in on the secre…Share TweetIn the days leading up to the draft, there was a lot of talk about the Jets’ interest in wide receiver Tavon Austin. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, that was no smokescreen. Mehta reports the Jets would have taken Austin if he hadShare TweetThe Dolphins have been aggressive all offseason, and taking a swing at a player beyond what would have normally been their means paid off. Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland described their move up to get Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan as a case of…Share TweetDon Banks of SI.com thinks the Bills’ choice of QB E.J. Manuel means the read option will be part of their offense. Said Dolphins coach Joe Philbin of first-round pick Dion Jordan, “We’ve got to get our hands on him a little bit (and) work with himShare TweetHow badly did the Raiders want cornerback D.J. Hayden? Badly enough to take him with the third overall selection, if they weren’t able to trade down. According to Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, the call from the Dolphins regarding a possible trade came wShare Tweet
New York Jets reveal plan for Geno SmithApr 26New York Jets general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan reveal their plan for newly drafted quarterback Geno Smith.
Geno Smith 2013 NFL Draft interviewApr 26West Virginia QB Geno Smith reacts to being drafted by the New York Jets 39th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Mark Sanchez Era Over?Apr 26Sal Paolantonio on the Jets' selecting Geno Smith and the future for Mark Sanchez.
Jets Select QB Geno SmithApr 26Adam Schefter talks to West Virginia QB Geno Smith after the Jets select him in the second round of the NFL draft.