Monday, August 15, 2011
AFC East links: Bills unveil Wildcat
By ESPN.com staff
Veteran Bills players are still trying to come to grips with Friday's trade of Lee Evans to the Ravens."I was definitely surprised and still am," said cornerback Terrence McGee. "We got rid of such a great player, I think a player that we needed."
The Bills unveiled a new Wildcat formation in Saturday's exhibition with the Bears. Coach Chan Gailey said he was happy with the play of Brad Smith in the new package. "We wanted to work on the Wildcat .... We were able to get it on film and see what it adds to us," Gailey said.
Special-teams play could be the deciding factor in the tight competition for Miami’s final roster spot at wide receiver.
The team signed veteran inside linebacker Marvin Mitchell on Sunday after a series of linebacker workouts.
There's no quarterback competition in Miami just yet, but coach Tony Sparano was impressed with Matt Moore in Friday's victory against the Falcons.
New England Patriots
The Patriots plan to work out veteran receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh and safety Darren Sharper.
Logan Mankins is "ecstatic" about his new six-year contract with Patriots.
Defensive line coach Pepper Johnson talks about the challenges of working with the 18 defensive linemen the Pats have in camp.
New York Jets
Recently released receiver Jerricho Cotchery said the chance to "win right now" led him to sign with the Steelers.
Plaxico Burress' injury gave rookie receiver Jeremy Kerley a major opportunity to shine in the Jets' preseason opener.
As much as this season is about Rex Ryan fulfilling his Super Bowl promises, it is even more about quarterback Mark Sanchez, whom Ryan has made a captain, writes the New York Post's Brian Costello.
ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini has six things to watch
for in the Jets' preseason opener against the Texans.