Well, it’s been a somber week as a Buffalo Bills fan, and a sports fan in general. As Bills and football fans were settling in for a great matchup between two great teams, Safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field due to cardiac arrest. The Bills weren’t available to media on Wednesday and held a walkthrough practice. They put out their first injury report of the week, and made some transactions as well. Looking around the AFC East, the New York Jets face the Miami Dolphins, and the Buffalo Bills face the New England Patriots.
AFC East Standings
- Buffalo Bills (12-3)
- New England Patriots (8-8)
- Miami Dolphins (8-8)
- New York Jets (7-9)
- Damar Hamlin is breathing on his own and talked to his teammates and coaches this morning via FaceTime. #DamarHamlinStrong.
- The Bills-Bengals game has been canceled, the league announced. Both teams will play a 16 game schedule.
- The Bills released CB Xavier Rhodes and signed S Jared Mayden off of the Jets practice squad.
- CB Taron Johnson remains in the concussion protocol.
New England Patriots
- Safety Kyle Dugger was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Dugger scored his third defensive touchdown of the season against the Dolphins.
- The Patriots brought in five CFL players for a workout this week: QB Tre Ford, DB Tyrell Ford, WR Kurleigh Gittens, DB Rodney Randle and WR Kian Schaffer-Baker.
- There has been no talk of moving this week’s Bills-Patriots matchup. It’s still on for Sunday at 1:00 PM EST.
- Former Miami Dolphins great Zach Thomas is a finalist for the Hall of Fame Class of 2023.
- With Teddy Bridgewater and Tua Tagovailoa unlikely to play this week, the Dolphins signed QB Mike Glennon to their practice squad.
- Rookie QB Skylar Thompson will start against the Jets.
New York Jets
- New York Jets great Joe Klecko has been named as a Senior finalist for the Hall of Fame Class of 2023. Darrelle Revis has also been named a finalist for the Hall of Fame.
- The Jets are sticking with QB Zach Wilson long-term. They are reportedly standing by him through “hell or high water”, per Rich Cimini. However, Joe Flacco will start this week.
- Robert Saleh said they won’t change up who plays in their season finale Sunday to give their younger guys more reps. Saleh said he’ll play “who deserves it”.
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