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AFC Notes: LaFell, Jets, Bengals, Jaguars

NFL News
October 11, 2015

Despite being on the physically unable to perform list, Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell made the trip to Dallas for today’s game, and worked out on the field before the contest, tweets Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, who also says the LaFell’s recovery is “on schedule.” Per the PUP list rules, LaFell can return to game action after New England plays six games, meaning he’s on track to return on October 29 against the Dolphins.

Lets’ take a look at a few more items out of the AFC:

  • In a fascinating piece for the New York Post, Brian Costello recreates the hectic free agent period that led to the complete remaking of the Jets’ roster. Speaking with several team sources, Costello reports that the Jets targeted corner Buster Skrine — and fought off four other clubs to get him — with the Patriots in mind, noting that New England is excellent out of the slot. Furthermore, New York also targeted guards Orlando Franklin and Mike Iupati before settling on James Carpenter, saving money that allowed them to pursue Antonio Cromartie.
  • The Bengals pulled out an incredible win against the Seahawks earlier today, and Jason Fitzgerald of the Sporting News examines the club’s fiscally responsible ways. Identifying Cincinnati as one of the best negotiating organizations in the league, Fitzgerald points to Geno Atkins, Adam Jones, and Carlos Dunlap as a few of the team’s bargains.
  • Despite the Jaguars’ uninspiring start, it’s not time for Jacksonville to fire head coach Gus Bradley, opines Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union, who notes that until today, the club hasn’t played with Julius Thomas, Dante Fowler Jr., or Sen’Derrick Marks.

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